On January 17, 2011, the widow of the man who drunkenly intruded into the wrong house in suburban Buffalo during early morning hours and was shot dead, withdrew her suit against the homeowner.
The suit, filed earlier this month, was dropped after "careful consideration".
My guess is that the plaintiff-widow read some of the comments posted following the news reports of her bringing suit. As mentioned in yesterday's entry, the vast majority of comments favored the homeowner, and questioned the deceased's own responsibility for what happened, given his voluntary intoxication and mistake in entering the wrong house as the cause of his own demise.
I think that "social media", through some 200 reader comments on the WGRZ.com site alone, may have become a barometer of society's reaction to the suit, and convinced the widow that her cause would not be favored by a jury.