Natalee Holloway Civil Case: Not in New York.
Back in March I posted THIS POST about the civil case filed by the parents of Natalee Holloway. As I noted then, the problem seemed to be that the parents are from Alabama, suing two men from Aruba, for actions they believe occurred in Aruba, and using Alabama law. But the suit was filed in New York state court.
As TalkLeft has reported, the judge in New York has granted the motion to dismiss, concluding that New York is, in fact, not the appropriate forum for this case. According to CBS News Online:
The lawsuit was dismissed by Judge Barbara Kapnick, who said it shouldn't have been filed in Manhattan. She rejected an argument that if the case were filed in Aruba, it would prompt a media frenzy that could interfere with the investigation.
Kapnick said taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for a case "when their interest in the suit... is so ephemeral."