Lawyers say judges in Philadelphia and Delaware have decided the remainder of the Inquirer-Daily News ownership case should be handled in Delaware, because the company was incorporated there.
In yet another twist to the ongoing dispute between feuding owners at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, judges in two jurisdictions – Philadelphia (Common Pleas) and Delaware (Chancery) – are being asked to help dissolve the parent company.
Bill Ross, executive director of the Newspaper Guild, which represents newsroom workers, says the “company appears to be gridlocked.”
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.
The firing of the editor in chief at the Philadelphia Inquirer that touched off a legal brawl between the wealthy owners has been reversed in court.
There was yet another surprise in the lawsuit between the warring owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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.
A judge had denied an attempt to remove the publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer by one faction in the owners’ group struggle at the media company.
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.
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.
After squaring off in the boardroom, slinging lawsuits back and forth, and making an offer to buy the other guys out, the dispute between the owners of the Inquirer will remain in Philadelphia.
But Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest say they’re not interested in selling.
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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.
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.