Tribune Sues New Times Over Two Sales Reps

december 1, 2004  12:49 pm
On Nov. 9, America's second-largest newspaper publisher, Tribune Company, sued two of its ex-employees, as well as their current employer, New Times. Why? Because the employees in question, both entry- to mid-level advertising representatives, have agreements (that they don't remember signing) with Tribune that forbid their working for competing publications within a certain amount of time after leaving the company. An article in New Times Broward-Palm Beach calls the lawsuit an attempt to force the employees -- one a single mother, the other a divorced dad paying for his daughter's college education -- from their current positions.