Bubba the Love Sponge, Schnitt reach mediation settlement
The contentious court battle between two Tampa Bay area shock jocks
reached a resolution Friday after the sides reached an agreement in mediation.
In overnight meetings between the lawyers for Bubba the Love Sponge Clem
and Todd "MJ" Schnitt, Clem has agreed to waive his demand to be compensated
for about $1 million in attorney fees, and other conditions previously spelled out in
a defamation suit filed by Schnitt, News Channel 8 reported.
The Schnitts sued Clem and his radio network for defamation over statements he
made on his radio show.
A jury ruled Jan. 30 in favor of Clem after nine days of testimony spanning nearly
three weeks. The lawsuit accused Clem of making defamatory remarks about Schnitt
and his wife, Michelle.
In the mediation settlement, Clem faces a $5,000 fine each time he mentions Schnitt's
family including his wife, Michelle on-air, according to News Channel 8.
On Feb. 12, Schnitt filed a motion to have the case retried, accusing the law firm representing
Clem of misconduct based on the events related to the DUI arrest of one of Schnitt's lawyers
during the trial.
Attorney Phil Campbell was pulled over Jan. 23 by Tampa police after a paralegal for Adams & Diaco
bought him drinks at Malio's. Schnitt's legal team said it was a setup.