Ex-Philadelphia Inquirer Publisher Sued Over Name Rights

Law360, Philadelphia (November 27, 2012, 3:54 PM EST) -- Former Philadelphia Inquirer publisher Brian Tierney was hit with a suit in Pennsylvania state court Monday alleging he violated the terms of a 1998 stock sale agreement that forbade him from using his name to promote any future business ventures.

Tierney, as part of a 1998 deal in which True North Communications Inc. purchased all outstanding stock in his two namesake advertising and public relations firms, had agreed not to use any derivation of his name to promote future business ventures, according to the suit filed...
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