JOA Papers Opened at Seattle Weekly's Request

july 17, 2003  04:31 pm
JOA Papers Opened at Seattle Weekly's Request
The Seattle Times has agreed to release the full text of depositions conducted in its lawsuit with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's owner, The Hearst Corp. The Times and Hearst had previously released only excerpts from the transcripts in the dispute over their joint operating agreement. Seattle Weekly yesterday made a court request for the documents. "The important thing is they are going to get released, and everybody's going to be able to have a closer look at how the JOA's been managed," Chuck Taylor, Seattle Weekly's managing editor, told the Post-Intelligencer.