2007_09_lawsuit.jpgA note to people who read the "Class Notes" section of their college alumni magazines: You never know where those tidbits are coming from. Two male New York graduates of American University filed a lawsuit claiming their alumni magazine falsely stated they were just-married life partners.

The Post describes the plaintiffs as "Ross Weil, 29, and Brett Royce, 28, college buddies and former New York housemates" who are now looking for $1.5 million in damages from American University's American Magazine for "gross negligence." The Class Notes stated that Weil and Royce had married last year and were "leaders of a nonexistent group called the Gay Rights Brigade."

Weil and Royce's lawyer said told the Post his clients didn't submit the information, "No one contacted my clients to check the information...It has nothing to do with homophobia." No - not there's anything wrong with that! Anyway, American Magazine says it does check the information, but that's a lot of legwork for those class notes. For instance, are they going to make sure that all ten graduates of the same class were at the same wedding?