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Gerry Lenfest

(Gerry Lenfest, on the day he and Lewis Katz bought out former partner George Norcross in a closed auction.  Photo by CBS-3)

Lenfest Now Sole Owner of Philadelphia’s Two Daily Newspapers

Lenfest says he respects Drew Katz’s decision to sell the Katz family interest in the company just 18 days after the sudden loss of his father, Lewis.

06/18/2014

(The current headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, in the former Strawbridge & Clothier building, near 9th and Market Streets in center city.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Son of Lewis Katz Says He’s Selling His Share of Newspapers to Gerry Lenfest

The newsrooms inside the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News continue to reverberate with yet new revelations about upheaval in the ownership of the media company.

06/11/2014

Lewis Katz in file photo (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Gerry Lenfest Reacts To Tragic Death Of Lewis Katz

Reacting to the death of his partner and Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, Gerry Lenfest says the world lost a special man.

06/01/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Lenfest-Katz Group Wins Ownership Auction For Philadelphia Newspapers

A faction of co-owners led by Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest agreed to pay $88 million for control of the parent company that owns the Philadelphia “Inquirer” and “Daily News.”

05/27/2014

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Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News Up For Auction

A closed-door auction is scheduled Tuesday to determine the future of Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers.

05/27/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Auction To Determine Sole Owner of Philadelphia Inquirer Set For Next Week

The bidding will start at $77 million. That’s the minimum figure the three-person faction led by George Norcross and his rivals, Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest have pledged.

05/19/2014

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Rival Owners Of Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News Pledge $77M Bids

KYW’s Steve Tawa reports the feuding owners now jousting in a Delaware courtroom pledge to buy the other guys out.

04/15/2014

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Delaware Judge To Decide Auction Type To Resolve Ownership Dispute At Inquirer, Daily News

A Delaware judge heard the owners’ disagreement over how to dissolve and sell the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

04/14/2014

(The current headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, in the former Strawbridge & Clothier building, near 9th and Market Streets in center city.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Judge May Hear Competing Auction Scenarios In Battle Over Philadelphia’s Newspapers

Bill Ross, executive director of the Newspaper Guild, which represents newsroom workers, says the “company appears to be gridlocked.”

01/13/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

George Norcross Increases His Holdings in Inquirer’s Parent Company

When the feud between rival ownership factions surfaced, the primary combatants — co-owners George Norcross and Lewis Katz — each owned equal shares, about 26 percent of the company.

12/10/2013

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Details of Internecine Fight at Philadelphia Inquirer In Court Spotlight

Publisher Robert Hall once told workers the current lawsuit represents the “Allies versus Axis powers,” and they “can’t be Switzerland and sit neutral in the middle,” according to recent testimony.

11/15/2013

(Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow. Credit: Steve Tawa.)

Back To Court For The Inquirer

Lawyers and rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer return to a City Hall courtroom this morning for more arguments, as a Common Pleas Judge tries to decide who is in charge.

11/14/2013

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Norcross Group Offers $29 Million Buyout to Inquirer Minority Shareholders

But Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest say they’re not interested in selling.

10/30/2013

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Judge To Decide Whether Newspaper Court Battle Belongs In Philadelphia Or Delaware

High-powered lawyers made their pitches on venue: Philadelphia, where the papers are based; or Delaware, where the company is incorporated.

10/29/2013

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Dismissal Sought of Philadelphia Lawsuit Among Phila. Inquirer Owners

Ten lawyers marched single-file into a judge’s chambers for private, closed-door talks, after which in open court the judge said only that she would hear arguments next week on where the case should be heard.

10/22/2013

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