A bankruptcy judge ruled last week that senior lenders can use the $300 million they're owed to bid on the company at a planned auction.
Philadelphia Newspapers filed a motion Tuesday asking a district judge to review that decision. They hope to keep locals in control through cash-only bidding.
Local investors bought the company in 2006 for $515 million and filed for bankruptcy this year. The company is now worth $100 million or less.
Senior creditors include the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, CIT Group Inc. and Angelo, Gordon & Co.
No date has been set for the auction
By: The owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News are appealing a bankruptcy court ruling that would likely give the company to creditors.