Former Montgomery Publisher Sues

By: Lucia Moses

Former Montgomery Publishing Co. Publisher Arthur W. Howe, who led the weekly newspaper chain during a decade of expansion outside Philadelphia, has sued his former business partners, alleging they denied him his rightful equity in the company he helped build.

Montgomery, the Fort Washington, Pa.-based parent of 16 suburban weeklies and eight specialty publications, was sold to the Journal Register Co. in June.

Howe, who left Montgomery in 1999 and stepped down this year as president of Village Voice Media, also named his former lawyers in the suit, claiming they failed to properly advise him in the matter.

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