Norcross countersues in Inquirer free-for-all

    There’s another lawsuit among the owners the company that own the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and

    South Jersey businessman and Democratic power broker George Norcross has sued his co-owner Lewis Katz, who last week went to court to try and reverse the firing of Inquirer editor Bill Marimow, and get publisher Bob Hall dismissed instead.

    The new suit charges that Katz’s actions violate terms of an agreement among the partners not to interfere with editorial or journalistic decisions at the paper. It asks the court to toss out Katz’s suit, and declare Marimow was properly dismissed.

    Parties in both sides of the dispute met privately with union officials at the company Wednesday and told them to expect a long legal battle before the matter is resolved.

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