Philadelphia Inquirer Editor's Firing Spawns Suit By Owners

Law360, Philadelphia (October 10, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Two members of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s ownership group accused their partners and the paper’s publisher on Thursday of violating an operating agreement by unilaterally firing two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Bill Marimow on Monday without the full consent of the company’s management group.

Lewis Katz and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest said that Inquirer Publisher Robert Hall’s decision to fire Marimow violated a deal that required both members of a two-man management committee of the paper’s parent company, Interstate General Media LLC, to sign off on any business or...
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