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DNAinfo, Gothamist Shutdown May Have Legal Repercussions

Law360, New York (November 3, 2017, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Billionaire Joe Ricketts’ decision to abruptly shut down local news websites DNAinfo and Gothamist a week after their workers voted to unionize probably isn't unlawful in light of a 1965 Supreme Court decision, attorneys say, but Ricketts' controversial move could still translate to legal problems for him in the future.

Ricketts, the founder of brokerage firm TD Ameritrade whose family owns the Chicago Cubs, shut the sites down just days after editorial staffers in New York voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America East....
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