Judge Allows Antitrust Suit Over Newspaper Deal

Law360, New York (April 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has cleared the way for real estate investor Clint Reilly to move forward with his antitrust suit against MediaNews Group Inc.’s acquisition of the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Tuesday that Reilly has legal standing to sue as an individual reader threatened by the potential decrease in newspaper quality as a result of the media mergers.

She said the Newspaper Preservation Act, which was...
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