Collateral damage

But what about collateral damages? The Rosie judge drops what AdAge is calling a “bombshell.” Neither side will collect damages, the judge ruled from the bench. The only thing up for grabs is attorney fees and “bragging rights.”

This is sort of what I suggested last week when I said:

She’ll say they stole her life and name. They’ll say she is psychotic. Everyone will be correct. In the end, she will lose this trial and any appeals. The magazine still will be dead and G-J will have lost millions on the magazine and its aftermath. The end.

While there may be no direct damages awarded to Rosie or G+J via the lawsuit, the trial will definitely result in a whole lot of collateral damage to G+J and, perhaps, the entire magazine auditing field.