Philly Inquirer Publisher Blasts Suit Over Editor's Firing

Law360, Philadelphia (October 18, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer fired back Friday at a lawsuit filed by two members of the paper’s ownership group alleging he'd failed to secure managerial approval before firing a top editor, arguing the complaint was an improper attempt to interfere in editorial matters.

Robert Hall said the complaint, which alleges that his decision to fire Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Bill Marimow violated a management agreement governing parent company Interstate General Media LLC, was legal overreach on the part of minority owners Lewis Katz and H.F....
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