Matchmaker Loses Lawsuit

In a landmark case surely to ameliorate the shidduchwon a $2.1 million lawsuit against her ineffective shadchan.
To be fair, it does seem that the plaintiff might have set the bar a little high for herself:

    Anne Majerik, a 60-year-old social worker from Erie, Pa., claimed in a lawsuit that she paid Beverly Hills matchmaker Orly Hadida $125,000 to be introduced to men who wanted monogamous relationships, earned more than $1 million and had estates of up to $20 million.

Even stranger is the attitude of the jury:

    A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled in Majerik’s favor on Tuesday, although jurors weren’t entirely sympathetic to her.
    “We wanted to punish the defendant, but in the amount we wanted to punish the defendant, we didn’t want to reward the plaintiff,” said foreman Christie Troutt. “They were both wrong.”

So apparently $2.1 million – $1,975,000 more than the shadchan fee – isn’t considered a “reward” in LA. Personally, I would be more than happy to be not rewarded at half that amount.

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