From the magnificent site Lowering the Bar:
After a series of “twists and turns” that began Tuesday afternoon, the judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in Calcagno v. Springfield, just before the case was to be sent to the jury. The judge has reportedly given both sides 90 days to investigate dramatic new evidence relating to the night that Vicki Calcagno claims Rick Springfield “struck her with his buttocks” during a 2004 concert.
Springfield, who is best known for the 1981 hit “Jessie's Girl,” and now possibly for his buttocks, was performing at the New York State Fair when the incident allegedly occurred. Springfield's act included segments in which he entered the seating area and interacted with fans. Calcagno alleges that during one of these segments, Springfield contacted her with his buttocks and knocked her down, causing significant injuries.
Her evidence included a photo of the alleged weapon[s], which she claims to have taken just before she was knocked out…
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