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U.S. Sues Newspaper Companies Over Merger

Law360 (May 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A newspaper merger between the Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group Inc. in 2004 was entered into for anti-competitive purposes and should be undone, the U.S. Justice Department charged in a civil antitrust lawsuit filed Wednesday.

The Daily Gazette Company, owner and publisher of The Charleston Gazette, bought the Daily Mail with the purpose and intent to shut it down, the Department of Justice charged in its complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette and the...
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