Judge delays sale of Boston Globe to Red Sox owner over pending lawsuit
ReutersBOSTON--A Massachusetts judge has temporarily blocked the sale of The Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry because it could complicate a pending class action lawsuit, according to court documents.
October 24, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
The New York Times Co. had been due to seal the reported US$70 million deal for the papers and related businesses with Henry on Friday, nearly three months after it was first announced.
Judge Shannon Frison of Worcester Superior Court issued the order on Friday after lawyers said the sale could interfere with a lawsuit against the Telegram & Gazette filed by the newspaper's carriers, in which they are seeking status as employees instead of contractors.