Editor's Firing Robbed Philly Inquirer Owners Of Rights: Atty

Law360, Philadelphia (November 20, 2013, 7:43 PM EST) -- The fate of ousted Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow was left in the hands of a state judge on Wednesday after attorneys for warring factions of the paper’s ownership concluded arguments over whether hiring and firing of key editorial staff was subject to approval by a company management committee.

Sprague & Sprague attorney Joseph Podraza — who is representing co-owners Lewis Katz and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest in a suit alleging that Inquirer publisher Robert Hall violated a company-governing agreement by failing to secure Katz’s approval before...
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