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Potential Third Bidder Emerges In Inquirer Ownership Feud

The feuding owners fighting for control of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News now know more about a potential third bidder, the Newspaper Guild. It represents reporters, photographers and others.

04/16/2014

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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.  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

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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

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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

(Former 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

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Inquirer Owners Continue Wrangling Over Who’s In Charge At Paper

Lawyers for rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer were making arguments n a Philadelphia courtroom on what they say has been “editorial interference” by the ownership group.

11/13/2013

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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

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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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Legal Battle Between Newspaper Owners Begins In Court Today

In a two-week span, publisher Bob Hall fired editor Bill Marimow, two co-owners filed a lawsuit seeking to re-instate Marimow and fire Hall, and another owner filed a counter-suit.

10/22/2013

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Another Lawsuit Filed Among Owners in Philadelphia Inquirer Personnel Rift

When publisher Robert Hall fired Inquirer editor Bill Marimow last week, the feud among the owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News become public.

10/18/2013

(The newsroom of the Philadelphia Inquirer, near 9th and Market Streets.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Owners Of Philadelphia Inquirer Headed To Court

Two of the Inquirer’s owners are suing its parent company and its publisher.

10/10/2013

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Local Investors Buy Philadelphia Newspapers For $55M

A group of powerful business leaders announced Monday they have closed a deal to purchase Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers from hedge funds for approximately $55 million, a fraction of what investors paid for them in 2006.

04/02/2012

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