RoseMarie Zizzo, DBA B-PCB. INFO — A victory for victims of Zizzo's harassment!
Posted here with the express permission of the original author.
A judgment in the amount of $7,500.00 was handed down Monday, June 25 2007 in California Small Claims Court against RoseMarie Zizzo, dba Bad (or Beware) Pedigree Cat Breeders Info.
Zizzo was sued for harassment and loss of business by one of the victims named on Zizzo's website, www.b-pcb.info, Melanie Lowry, Lollimops Cattery. Zizzo has been harassing and cyberstalking Lowry since 2003, when Zizzo euthanized a cat purchased from Lowry 11 months earlier, claiming the cat suffered from Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP).
Since then, Zizzo has made numerous unproven allegations against Lowry on website(s) she owns, as well as sites including TheSqueakyWheel, ComplaintsBoard, and virtually any message board with an open guestbook. She has also filed numerous complaints (again unproven) against Lowry with CFA, the Better Business Bureau, CA Code Enforcement, and Animal Control.
A minimum of three more suits are pending against Zizzo for her actions. Lowry has a second suit pending in CA civil court for copyright infringement as the result of Zizzo's using Lowry's cattery name to set up a fraudulent site. Another person named on Zizzo's site, Annie Westlake, has filed a harassment suit in CA Small Claims Court.
Additionally, a suit has been filed against Zizzo and b-pcb.info in New York civil court by Honey Walker of Mi Cattery. Walker's suit seeks $1,000,000.00 in damages as the direct result of defamatory remarks made against Walker and posted by Zizzo on her site, as well as harassment by Zizzo.
Since the judgment was handed down yesterday, numerous pages have vanished from Zizzo's site, www.b-pcb.info. Too late for Zizzo... not soon enough for her victims. Zizzo's campaign of harassment cost her the ability to register or exhibit cats for the rest of her life with The Cat Fanciers' Association in June 2004. Now Zizzo's bad acts are finally striking her someplace more painful... her wallet.