Battle over legal ads in Idaho
The Idaho Business Review is appealing a judge’s ruling that states that legal ads should be published in the Idaho Statesman, the state’s largest newspaper, according to a story on the Statesman’s web site.
Shawna Gamache wrote, “State law requires legal notices — such as bankruptcies, name changes and foreclosures — be published; newspapers gain hundreds of thousands in revenue for running such notices.
“This Spring, the Idaho Statesman, Idaho’s largest newspaper, sued weekly business newspaper the Idaho Business Review over its publication of legal notices.
“The Statesman argued that state law says legal notices must be published in the newspaper with the largest circulation and Judge Deborah Bail agreed in her May 18 ruling on the case, saying a portion of law referring to a ‘newspaper of general circulation,’ means the paper of largest circulation in the area.”
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