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.


Anonymous said...

Yes, but if a loosing party appeals without posting a bond for the judgement then it is very legal for the winning party to begin collection even during the appeal. VVM brought this on themselves.

Anonymous said...

The Press Club should post Warren Hinckle's expose on the Guardian. It showed Brugmann was a liberal when he editorializes, but a union-buster when it comes to running his own business.

Anonymous said...

Both papers are a joke, trafficking mainly in hooker ads and very thin reporting that reinforces the biases of their readers. Kind of like what Faux News is to Republicans, a vehicle that reinforces their beliefs and forgets that it's supposed to provide NEWS.