Media Giants Seek Dismissal Of Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hearst Corp. and MediaNews Group Inc. have asked for summary judgment in an antitrust suit against them, claiming that individual readers do not have the right to legally intervene in newspaper acquisitions.

Hearst, the owner of the San Francisco Chronicle, and MediaNews, the owner of the Oakland Tribune, sought summary judgment Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that businessman Clint Reilly does not have legal standing as a reader to fight the MediaNews’ recent takeovers of the San Jose...
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