Law journal can publish info about company investigation
Keith Alexander of The Washington Post reports Saturday that a judge lifted a temporary restraining order that had prevented the National Law Journal from publishing information about a federal government agency investigation into juice manufacturer POM Wonderful.
Alexander writes, “But on Wednesday, the law journal filed an emergency appeal, seeking to overturn Bartnoff’s temporary restraining order. Then on Friday, nine media organizations, including The Washington Post, the New York Times, Dow Jones & Co., the Associated Press and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, filed a brief with the District’s appellate court supporting the law journal’s request.
“By Friday afternoon, POM attorneys had asked Bartnoff to rescind the order. After hours of telephone calls between Bartnoff and attorneys for POM and the law journal, Bartnoff lifted the order that prevented the publication from identifying the agency, the Federal Trade Commission.
“‘We have won our fight,’ David L. Brown, editor in chief of the National Law Journal, said after the judge lifted the order. The publication is distributed to about 15,000 lawyers and judges.”
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