Those interested in the “Defamation cases filed against a Howard County Podcaster, a Blogger, and an Elected Official” here is the latest information I have seen:

On March 25th: A judge outside of Howard County has been assigned to these cases:

Of Special Assignment – The Honorable Philip T. Caroom (Ret.) is designated as the assigned Judge for this case.

A little information about this judge for these cases: PHILIP T. CAROOM, Associate Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, September 9, 1998 to November 6, 2015 (Juvenile Administrative Judge, 2004-15). Retired November 6, 2015. Designated Judge for Business and Technology Case-Management Program, Anne Arundel County, 2003-15. Designated Judge for Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Center Program, 2005-15. Master in Chancery, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 1991-98. Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Implementation of Family Divisions, 1998-2002. Member, Juvenile Law Committee, 1999-2001, and Family Law Committee, 2008-10, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 2007-12. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee, 2009-15, Conference of Circuit Judges. Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Sentencing Alternatives, Re-Entry, and Best Practices, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2010-12. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Council, 2015. Member, Retired and Recalled Judges Committee, 2016-17, Senior Judges Committee, 2017 (chair, retirement process & procedures subcommittee, 2016-), Judicial Council. Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, Judicial Council, 2018-19. Member, Court Access and Community Relations Committee, Judicial Council, 2020-.


Additional information can also be found here:

All three cases now show a Hearing – Motion date of 06/02/2021 08:30:00 Howard County Circuit Court Judges

Here are the case numbers for those interested in following the progress of these three cases:

  • Case Number: C-13-CV-21-000108: Lisa Kim vs. Jennifer Solpietro
  • Case Number: C-13-CV-21-000109: Lisa Kim vs. Byron Macfarlane
  • Case Number: C-13-CV-21-000148: Lisa Kim vs. Thomas Coale

You can look these case numbers up here:

Scott E