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COURT ALLOWS DOJ LAWSUIT AGAINST DAILY GAZETTE AND MEDIANEWS TO CONTINUE

On June 20, 2008, the U.S. District Court in Charleston, WV, issued an opinion and order to allow the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to proceed with a lawsuit against the Daily Gazette Company (“Daily”) and MediaNews Group Inc. (MediaNews).
In May 2007, the DOJ filed a lawsuit against Daily and MediaNews challenging the combined ownership of two newspapers, The Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail, under the Daily Gazette Company. This transaction, according to the DOJ, lessened competition and gave the Daily Gazette a monopoly in the market.


Andre Barlow

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