W. Va. Newspaper Antitrust Case Forges Ahead

Law360, New York (June 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that the sale of a Charleston, W. Va., newspaper violated antitrust laws will move forward, after a judge refused to dismiss the case.

On Thursday, Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. of the Southern District of West Virginia rejected a motion by the Daily Gazette Co. and MediaNews Group Inc. to dismiss the suit.

The DOJ's suit, filed last year, seeks to block MediaNews 's 2004 sale of the Charleston Daily Mail to the Daily Gazette Co. for...
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