MediaNews Seeks Dismissal Of Salt Lake Case

By: Lucia Moses

Less than a month after a federal judge dismissed The Salt Lake Tribune managers’ lawsuit against AT&T Corp. over the ownership of Salt Lake City’s dominant daily, MediaNews Group Inc. on April 22 asked the court for the same relief.

The Tribune‘s managers sued to stop Denver-based MediaNews’ purchase of the paper from AT&T early last year, claiming the sale would violate their agreement with AT&T to buy the 134,712-daily-circulation paper after this July 31.

In its motion for summary judgment, MediaNews claims it did not interfere with the Tribune managers’ desire to buy the paper from AT&T.

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