- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group challenging a joint-operating agreement between Salt Lake City’s two daily newspapers is objecting to a push by the papers’ attorneys to limit what information they must disclose.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1s67CeQ ) attorneys Wednesday debated the ground rules for documents that will be part of the case. The hearing was in a judge’s private chambers despite it being scheduled as an open hearing.

Attorney Karra Porter said newspaper lawyers want to be keep documents confidential even if it only they only contain a few lines of sensitive information. She represents the Utah Newspaper Project, which filed the lawsuit.

The group contends the new terms of the agreement violate federal antitrust laws and undermines the Tribune’s independent voice.

Attorneys for the Tribune and Deseret News declined comment after the hearing.



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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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