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A suit against the Cleveland Press was dismissed.

March 22, 1985

A federal judge dismissed a $120-million antitrust suit brought by 89 former printers at the now-defunct Cleveland Press against the newspaper, its rival, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and others. The suit contended that both papers conspired to violate a lifetime job security agreement with the printers' union and to let the Plain Dealer have a monopoly. The judge ruled that the printers lacked standing because it could not be shown that any conspiracy to restrain trade was directed against them. However, a Justice Department spokesman confirmed that a federal grand jury is continuing to investigate the June, 1982, closing of the Press.

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