Lonna Ralbag, who has been an agunah for almost two decades, was sued for defamation and emotional distress by her husband’s family over anti-get-refuser protests that targeted them for aiding her get-refuser husband. Tuesday, the court dismissed the lawsuit.
Bottom line: Plaintiff seeks permission to amend complaint, which will include (under seal, so confidentially) reports of on-campus rapes that YU failed to report as required by federal law. Looking forward to YU claiming that reporting requirements violate the halachic principles of self-incrimination.
And YU’s response.
It’s possible I’m not the only parent of a YU student who will find this interesting.
My story in the June 22, 1995 issue of JTA’s Daily News Bulletin. Available online at https://www.jta.org/archive/orthodox-group-issues-ruling-on-land-and-the-palestinians
Which Mark Klein, at the Northern California Jewish Bulletin, appropriately retitled to Rabbis against peace treaty mull assassination, revolts. But unlike my editor at JTA, he didn’t have Orthodox Union machers on his board.