Thursday, September 04, 2008

Polgar Gets Off

With so many online arguments amongst some of my dear chess friends in this country, I always wondered how something like the Sloan lawsuit hasn't happened. The NY Times reports:

A lawsuit in Federal District Court in Manhattan against the governing body of chess in the United States and some of its members was dismissed last week, but the dispute is not about to go away.

The lawsuit was filed in October by Samuel H. Sloan of the Bronx, a former member of the executive board of the United States Chess Federation. He alleged that Susan Polgar and her husband, Paul Truong, had posted thousands of remarks in Mr. Sloan’s name, many obscene or defamatory, on public Internet bulletin boards over a two-year period in an effort to win election to the board.

Only in America. We hope.

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