Friday, August 19, 2005
By ANDY LENDERMAN | The New Mexican
August 19, 2005
Lillian Anaya and her husband, Mel, of Santa Fe County sued LANL, some lab workers, CBS Broadcasting Inc., the owner of Albuquerque's KRQE News 13 and Tri-City Auto Sales of Phoenix, among others, according to a civil complaint filed Wednesday.
The Anayas allege defamation, false-light invasion of privacy, breach of contract, fraud and other injuries related to an investigation and later broadcasts concerning the disputed purchase of a Ford Mustang with a lab credit card, according to the complaint and other sources. The suit seeks unspecified damages.
It's so outlandish, it's hard to believe anyone believes the story.
Pretty bold to sue. The outcome if it went to trial would be really interesting, but I suspect most defendants will settle, paying her gobs of cash to go away, when in fact it looks a whole lot like extortion money.
This would be rewarding at best unprofessional, sloppy, clueless work performance, and at worst, crimial fraud artfully dodged.
Anyway, where is the Mustang?
The requestor was questioned during the investigation and corroborated the lady's story.
Is this a stealth post from Gary Stradling?