Tuesday, January 5, 2010
SF Weekly parent pins hopes on appeal
An update to our item last week about the Bay Guardian's fight to collect a $21 million judgment against its rival, the SF Weekly, and the weekly's parent company, Village Voice Media (formerly New Times). The Chron this morning put the story on page 1 and gave Village Voice Media's reason why it's not paying up. Randall Farrimond, a lawyer for Village Voice Media, said his client is looking ahead to a state appeals court hearing, perhaps late this year, that could overturn the entire verdict. "It's not surprising that they're not eager to write a check for the judgment until that process works its way through," Farrimond said.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 11:02 AM