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Kearns-Tribune, Deseret News ask judge to toss antitrust lawsuit

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  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 9, 2014 1:59 p.m.

    Of course you could also just ask for a summary judgement. That would put an end to this... unless of course there's something to the lawsuit.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 9, 2014 2:53 p.m.

    Let the critics of the perpetually outraged and critical Tribune pool their money and buy the newspaper and make their own deal. Or, they can start their own newspaper and ensure a voice for their views.

    You can always cont on liberals to work hard to spend other people's money, while protecting their own from risk.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2014 9:36 a.m.

    DN Subscriber: "Let the critics of the perpetually outraged and critical Tribune pool their money and buy the newspaper and make their own deal."

    Unfortunately, they can't do this. The JOA gives the Deseret News full veto power over any purchase of the Trib (see below). That is one of the antitrust concerns of the case. Can you imagine if Ford could veto any outside offers to buy General Motors? Would they ever allow sale to Toyota, Honda, or any other company that could be competitive in the market?

    Article 10 of the JOA reads: "It is therefore agreed that the present ownership of [Tribune] shall not be changed without written consent of [DesNews], which shall not be unreasonably withheld; provided, however, that [DesNews] shall have the unrestricted discretionary right to withhold its consent..."

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 10, 2014 12:50 p.m.

    I'm curious what standing the plaintiffs have before the court.

    I am not an attorney so i do not know all the legalese, but they are not parties to the deal, some are identified as FORMER staffers at the trib, so I don't really see that they have a dog in the fight. It seems as best they could file a "friend of the court" brief if someone with actual standing filed suit.

    someone please elucidate me.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    July 20, 2014 12:14 p.m.

    what is the difference between twenty pieces of silver and twenty million dollars?