Judge Reinstates Fired Philadelphia Inquirer Editor

By: Thomas Fitzgerald and David Sell | Philadelphia Inquirer

A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered that former Inquirer Editor William K. Marimow be reinstated immediately, overturning a personnel move that exposed deep divisions among the newspaper’s owners and sparked a monthlong legal battle for control of its parent company.

In a late-afternoon ruling, Common Pleas Judge Patricia A. McInerney declared that Marimow’s firing on Oct. 7 violated the contract rights of Lewis Katz, one of the owners who had opposed his dismissal.

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