The Mysterious Murder of Diana Robertson - Unsolved Mysteries

A serial killer is suspected in the murder of a young mother.

Mike Riemer & Diana Robertson

Diana was found murdered

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A tube sock was tied around her neck

On the morning of December 12, 1985, Mike Riemer, his girlfriend Diana and their daughter, Crystal, set out for a day in the mountains near Tacoma, Washington.  Diana had just turned 21 and had known her 36-year-old boyfriend since she was 17.  The couple drove up into the forest south of Tacoma, a scenic region often frequented by campers and nature lovers.  They planned on finding a Christmas tree, and as Mike was a trapper, he intended to check his animal traps.

Later that same afternoon, Crystal was found at a department store near Tacoma.  She seemed stunned, silent, and her parents were nowhere to be found.  After being checked at a local hospital, Crystal was sent to a temporary foster home.  Three days later, after being recognized from a news broadcast, Crystal was identified by Diana’s mother, Louise Conrad:

There was a message: “I Love You, Diana”

“And as soon as she saw me, she put her arms out and said, ‘Gramma.’  And they put her down and she ran to me and, and I’ve had her ever since.”

Crystal’s parents had vanished without a trace.  When Crystal was asked where her parents were, all she could say was “Mommy is in the trees.”  Four months earlier, the forest area where her parents disappeared had been the scene of two brutal murders.  Initially, police made no connection between the couple’s disappearance and these murders.  But soon a connection would prove inescapable.  A massive search was launched the same weekend the couple disappeared.  Mike’s best friend, Steve Tew, scoured the countryside on the ground and from the air:

“We searched from the spot where Mike would normally start his trap plans and we followed the whole, trap plan.  And we searched for probably two or three hours… nothing.”

Police found blood stains on the car seat

Then, two months after the couple disappeared, a man walking his dog deep in a forest near Elbe, Washington, discovered the body of Diana Robertson.  Crystal was correct when she said that her mother was “in the trees.”  Diana Robertson was lying dead in the forest alongside Mike’s truck.  She had been stabbed 17 times and a tube sock was tied around her neck.  There was no sign of Riemer.  When Detective David Neiser of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department searched Mike’s truck, he found bloodstains on the front seat:

“Unfortunately, after two months and about two weeks, some of the characteristics of the blood were lost.  And they were not able to tell us what the blood type was.  But they were able to tell us the blood was human.”

Police then found another baffling clue.  Displayed prominently in the truck’s cab was an envelope that read, “I love you, Diana.”  Diana’s mother Louise believed the handwriting was Mike’s:

“I have cards that he had given to her on different holidays and things… he signed exactly the same way.”

Ruth Cooper had been found four months earlier

But according to Detective Neiser, the FBI’s analysis of the handwriting came back inconclusive:

“Why did someone put that there?  Was it Michael Riemer as a final,’goodbye Diana, I’m sorry?’  Or was it someone who put it there to throw off the authorities and make them think that.”

Police believed that this killing was possibly connected to a double murder that had occurred four months earlier, just 15 miles from where Diana Robertson was discovered.  These murders occurred in Pierce County, an area where Mike Riemer was known to set his animal traps.  A man named Stephen Harkins was found dead in his sleeping bag, shot in the forehead.  His companion, Ruth Cooper, was discovered two months later.  She too had been shot to death.  And like Diana, a tube sock had been tied around her neck.  According to Detective Neiser, the tube sock on Diana had been tied with exactly the same type of knot as in the earlier murder:

“At a later date, I asked to observe the sock, which was used around the neck of Ruth Cooper. And when he dumped it out on a desk in the evidence lab, the evidence technician let out a little whistle, because knowing nothing about the case, he could see that it was the same as the one I had brought with me from Diana Robertson.”

Police considered two theories.  One was that an unknown serial killer had murdered both couples, and then hid Riemer’s body.  The second theory was that Mike Riemer was the serial killer. Mike Riemer had a history of domestic violence.  According to Diana’s sister, Darlene Robertson, Riemer frequently beat Diana:

“He beat her up.  He took everything out on her.  He blamed her for things that he did.  If he was seeing somebody else, he would turn it around like Diana was seeing somebody else and justify it in his own mind.”

Police now had enough circumstantial evidence to issue a warrant for Riemer’s arrest.  But according to Detective Neiser, there was one glaring problem:

“We can’t prove he’s alive and we can’t prove he’s dead.  If we could show that he was dead, then it would be my belief that there’s an unidentified third party who’s going around killing people out there.  However, if we can prove that he’s alive, he immediately becomes a suspect and that changes the situation dramatically.”

Update:

The skull of Mike Riemer was discovered recently by a hiker about one mile from where Diana Robertson’s body had been found 25 years earlier.  No other traces of Riemer have been found, and his cause of death could not be determined.


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20 Comments

  1. thinkingoutloud

    i think mike killed diana and then wound up killing himself sometime later. he probably wrote the envelope cause he was feeling guilty about abusing her / killing her. he either dropped crystal off at the store and then went into hiding OR maybe he had a friend help him bring crystal to the store while he went into hiding.
    they only found his skull…no other body parts and the death was inconclusive. that could mean mike was killed sometime after diana was killed or he was killed and his skull was brought back there later. i don’t see how authorities could miss a dead body / skull less than one mile from where diana was found and on top of it, no other sightings of his skull or 25 years. it’s also possible after all those years he was feeling super guilty and remorseful and killed himself near the site of where he killed diana.

    and if mike did have a temper and was abusive, maybe he was a serial killer. he killed the couple years earlier and did the same to his GF and wound up killing himself years later

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  2. FF

    I feel like if Crystal remembered mommy was in the woods she would remember if it was daddy that dropped her off. I don’t think it was her dad. Kids remember more than they get credit for. Yes she was young but still feel like when someone asked who brought you here (meaning the store) she would have simply said daddy.

    And I am just spitballing but as far as the note goes maybe Mike wasn’t sure if Diana was dead but he was injured (hence the blood in the truck) so he left a note for her and tried to escape or get help. His partial remains found a mile from the scence. A mile might not seem like a lot but when on foot, injured and disoriented it can seem never ending .

    It only said that Diana’s body was found by the truck that doesn’t mean that’s where she killed or sustained most of her injuries.

    It’s also possible that Mike was off checking traps or gathering supplies. Diana and Crystal stayed behind and got attacked, ran off trying to escape. Mike comes back to see the blood and stab marks in the truck seat. Diana and Crystal missing, he leaves the note, goes to look for them. Diana disoriented circles back to the truck where she succumbed to her injuries and the killer hears Mike yelling and then goes off to kill him as well. Which is how he ended up about a mile away. All the time having Crystal secured in the killers own vehicle.

    We will never really know what happened. I feel really bad for Crystal having to live with all the questions and speculation. I am sorry that your family had to endure such tragedy. I just hope that with the discovery of your father’s partial remains you have felt some closure in the possibility that he didnt do the horrible things he had been accused of.

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  3. Tiffany

    Crystal, have you been able to read the autopsy report for your Mother and for the other couple?
    Have you been able to read the police files for yourself?
    Perhaps there are some hidden clues there. When you are too close to a situation, it is difficult to look at all of the facts objectively. I found your case on Websleuths, and I can’t help but want to help you find a potential serial killer. It is known that serial killers evolve and their MO changes slightly, but there will always be similarities.

    Did you realize that both sets of victims were 15 years apart in age and both men loved the outdoors? For both couples, 1 body was found right away, while the other took longer to find.

    I would love to research this more… but I am finding it difficult to find the public records for the autopsy’s and police records.

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    • Catrina

      Since all four cases are still unsolved, the autopsies are still potential evidence, closed to public view. Also, please everybody, quit telling Crystal what to do. She’s an adult, she’s lived with this all her life. If she wanted to try regressive hypnosis she could have by now. It’s not always accurate. It can both fail to bring out things the person “should” know (like a compete license number), it can also produce false memories. Maybe she doesn’t want her most vivid memories of her parents to be of violence, especially when retrieving them still might not lead to a prosecutable case after 33 years. It’s HER choice. Crystal, if you see this, I wish for you a happy and satisfying life.

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  4. Crystal

    it saddens me to see such silliness made in comments about my families tragedy. if I’m not pointing a finger or placing blame what right does anyone else have?

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    • Jennifer Stephens

      I’m sorry for the loss of your parents! I hope that you and your gramma had a wonderful life, and hope this crap has not followed your family causing grief. I’m 36 so about your age, I live in Missoula, MT.

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  5. Snodgrass

    Keep in mind that the Robertson murder probably happened during broad daylight. The daughter was found at the Kmart in the afternoon and it gets dark early in the Washington forest in December. If Mike were the one to commit Diana’s murder then he would be returning back to the site of her death near Mineral in total darkness, where he was to commit suicide. Does this make any sense? If you were going to kill your spouse and then commit suicide would you bring your 2 year old daughter with you for the ride? Would you then return to Spanaway which is almost an hours drive from Mineral or Elbe, drop off your daughter outside a department store, and then drive back to the woods to commit suicide? I understand that someone’s state of mind can make them do crazy things; however, I just don’t believe that Mike Riemer did all of this. I have two daughters and I would never leave them alone like that to fend for themselves. Wouldn’t you drop the kid off at a friends house or if you are going to abandon the child why not just leave her at home for a relative or neighbor to find.

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  6. Leigh

    It’s compelling that no other victims strangled with a tube sock in that unique way were ever found, following this murder. But, if we believe that Mike killed Diana, then drove his daughter to safety before coming back to kill himself; then, we must concede that he was also the killer of Stephen Harkins and Ruth Cooper. It sounds as if he had the rage to be a killer. I would be surprised though, it he was able to kill his girlfriend in such a brutal and personal way, and then cool down enough to take his kid to a department store. He would have been covered with blood, unless he just tied Diana up, took his daughter to town, and then returned to finish killing his girlfriend. He may not have been the killer at all; maybe, the killer got some sick kick by ‘sparing’ the child. Creepy story, will most likely never be solved. I can imagine that poor child had a difficult time healing from this terrible trauma.

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  7. Sheepdipped

    It could have still been a murder/suicide. Doubtful, but it’s almost even more doubtful that a serial killer would kill the couple, then drive the young daughter to the store and drop her off. It’s just strange all around. If mike was the killer he would have to kill diana, drive the daughter to the grocery store parking lot, then drive back to the crime scene, walk deep into the woods and kill himself. It’s unlikely but still a possibility. There was blood (probably from Diana) in the truck. And I could see his motivation for not wanting to hurt his daughter.

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  8. tabitha

    How did the little girl get to the store? Who dropped her there? I don’t think she just walked from the woods to a store….

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  9. Johnny

    It’s a real shame. Mike & Diana were a good-looking couple. I must have seen a dozen of these camp murders or disappearances. Seems like many serial killers work out of Washington terrain. The heavy foliage and mountain areas make good places to find victims in desolate areas. Mike was not the killer with the skull discovery. It would be difficult to theorize what happened here. The killer must have been familiar with the couple. Probably forced Mike to write the I Love You thing and then killed him. I don’t want to think about the torture and pain Diana was forced to suffer. This was 1985 so enhancements in DNA technology could solve the case. It’s doubtful that the killer was well-versed in extensive DNA and Criminology. Maybe, they can find something with his DNA.

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    • Catrina

      They can’t do DNA analysis if no sample was saved from 1985. Obviously a test was done, since the bloodstains were too degraded for A/B/O typing, but if it couldn’t be used for evidence they probably threw it out. LEOs at the time had no idea DNA analysis was coming. In 1985 I was studying grad-level genetics and had a peeping tom. Cops came, took it seriously, very polite, and we discovered the perp had dropped a personal item right outside my window. Knowing from my studies that DNA would be useful in the near future for forensics, and peeping toms often become rapists, I asked the cops to preserve the item, knowing it could tie the guy to later cases, but they’d never heard of DNA, didn’t believe me.

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  10. Chloe

    What an incompetent bunch of morons those cops are. “Enough circumstantial evidence to put out a warrant” seriously you idiots?? All because they were too incompetent to solve the case themselves.
    How embarrassing that is for this guys family, not to mention how hard the actual killer must have laughed when he learned they were putting a warrant out for the guy that HE killed!!
    It’s because of incompetent police work and idiots like these cops that it should not be allowed to arrest someone on circumstantial evidence alone. That has killed a lot of innocent people. America is one effed up country!!

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    • Anonymous

      As long as people like you vote here

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    • Echo

      Obviously you lack the capacity to understand what was going on. They didn’t know the guy was already dead and they said the evidence was circumstantial. Comments like these are the product of over a generation of poor parenting. Raising kids without an authoritative figure in their life and teaching them to do whatever feels good is going to be the downfall of western culture.

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    • Dave

      Well let’s see, Diama is dead. The child spared. Mike’s body nowhere to be found. So no body means he could very much be alive. So of course he’d be a suspect. Putting myself as a detective working this crime. Again Diana was killed, their child spared, Mike nowhere to be found. Domestic violence. He’s the number 1 suspect.

      I don’t think he did it. I could understand why he’d kill his spouse. But why the other 2 people? But at the time it’s a no brainer to suspect Mike. I believe he was a victim of homicide and not murder/suicide.

      As for the child, perhaps the killer didn’t wanna harm a child. Plus she was far too young to be a threat in both stopping him or giving a description.

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Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.