Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Judge Shannon Frison Friday issued a temporary restraining order on the sale of The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette to Red Sox John Henry, Telegram business editor Aaron Nicodemus reports.
Frison’s order is a response to lawyers representing plaintiffs in a 2009 class action lawsuit against the Telegram & Gazette filed by carriers who argued they should be treated as employees. The carriers’ lawyer, James M. Galliher, argues that the Telegram & Gazette is being sold as a “negligible part of the deal,” Nicodemus writes.
“They could set the value of the Telegram at zero,” Mr. Galliher said.
That could leave the newspaper carriers without “adequate security” if the lawsuit is successful, he said.
A lawyer representing The New York Times Co., which is selling the papers to Henry, told the court Monday the company “is not willing to assume liability for this lawsuit just to allow the sale of the New England Media Group to go through,” Nicodemus reports.