Entrepreneur sues former editor
Jason Fell of Folio reports that Entrepreneur magazine has filed a lawsuit against former editor Rieva Lesonsky.
Fell writes, “The suit alleges that Lesonsky ‘stole’ its Franchise 500 ranking concept by creating the not-yet-launched Franchise 300 ranking for San Francisco-based online business site AllBusiness.com.
“In addition to Lesonsky, the complaint names AllBusiness.com and another former Entrepreneur staffer.
“After resigning from her longtime post as editorial director in April, Lesonsky formed marketing communications company SMB Connects and was hired at AllBusiness.com as editor-at-large. SMB Connects is a network that puts small business together with government agencies and organizations.”
Read more here. Lesonsky called the lawsuit “harassment.”