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April 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
Judith Regan, publisher of HarperCollins' ReganBooks imprint, plans to move her publishing and media group to Los Angeles from New York by the end of the year to focus on TV and film projects. Regan has produced bestsellers from a diverse group of celebrities, ranging from Gen. Tommy Franks to controversial baseball slugger Jose Canseco, and is executive producer for the A&E cable series "Growing Up Gotti."
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December 10, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Judith Regan, fired from News Corp.'s HarperCollins unit in 2006, settled a lawsuit against the publisher over her dismissal for $10.75 million, according to a court filing by her former law firm. The amount, previously undisclosed, was stated in a filing in New York state court in Manhattan by Dreier, a law firm that sued Regan for legal fees after her settlement of the News Corp. case in January. The namesake of the law firm, Marc Dreier, was charged Monday by federal prosecutors in New York with directing an unrelated $100-million fraud.
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NEWS
December 21, 2006 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
JUDITH REGAN, who promoted the aborted O.J. Simpson book and TV deal and was subsequently fired as the head of ReganBooks, a HarperCollins imprint, told a radio audience Wednesday that "what happened to me in the last month with the Simpson thing is a story that has yet to be revealed. But there's a lot more to the story than what people think, a lot more to the story."
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June 6, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- HarperCollins continued to reshuffle its management Thursday, following the resignation of President and Chief Executive Jane Friedman. Brian Murray, a company veteran tapped to succeed Friedman, will have two top deputies: Michael Morrison, who will run HarperCollins' U.S. book business, and Victoria Barnsley, who will direct international operations. Murray, 41, had been the company's president of worldwide operations and had been Friedman's top deputy since 2004.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Judith Regan, fired from News Corp.'s HarperCollins unit in 2006, settled a lawsuit against the publisher over her dismissal for $10.75 million, according to a court filing by her former law firm. The amount, previously undisclosed, was stated in a filing in New York state court in Manhattan by Dreier, a law firm that sued Regan for legal fees after her settlement of the News Corp. case in January. The namesake of the law firm, Marc Dreier, was charged Monday by federal prosecutors in New York with directing an unrelated $100-million fraud.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Former book publisher Judith Regan, who in January settled a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for an undisclosed sum, was sued by her former lawyers, who say she fired them after the settlement and owes them legal fees. In a complaint filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, the law firm, Dreier, alleges Regan retained it to represent her in February 2007 and agreed to pay 25% of any money she recovered as a result of a judgment or settlement. Dreier represented Regan in a suit related to her dismissal in 2006 from News Corp.
OPINION
November 19, 2006
Re "Simpson to tell how he could have killed pair," Nov. 16 I am disgusted by News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch and publisher Judith Regan's decision to broadcast or publish anything O.J. Simpson has to say. He had his day -- many days -- in court, and most people believe he's a vicious killer. To even speculate, for profit, about the brutal murder of his children's mother and her friend, Ron Goldman, makes him even more disgusting than he already was. Shame on Simpson, Regan, News Corp.
OPINION
December 24, 2006 | David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
FOR MANY PEOPLE in publishing, the firing of Judith Regan this month represented a bit of instant karma, cosmic comeuppance at its most profound. Regan, most recently in the news for her part in the aborted O.J. Simpson book fiasco over "If I Did It," is the kind of publisher book people love to hate. Over the years, she's brought out work by Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, Jenna Jameson and Jose Canseco.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- HarperCollins continued to reshuffle its management Thursday, following the resignation of President and Chief Executive Jane Friedman. Brian Murray, a company veteran tapped to succeed Friedman, will have two top deputies: Michael Morrison, who will run HarperCollins' U.S. book business, and Victoria Barnsley, who will direct international operations. Murray, 41, had been the company's president of worldwide operations and had been Friedman's top deputy since 2004.
OPINION
April 17, 2005 | David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the author of "The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith" (Viking, 2004).
Be still, my heart. In a statement released last week, publisher Judith Regan announced that she was planning to relocate her imprint ReganBooks from Manhattan to Los Angeles by the end of 2005. For anyone unfamiliar with Regan's work, she's responsible for ushering talents as diverse as Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh and Tommy Franks into print; among her successes are adult-film actress Jenna Jameson's "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star," and Jose Canseco's steroid-enhanced memoir "Juiced."
BUSINESS
March 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Former book publisher Judith Regan, who in January settled a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for an undisclosed sum, was sued by her former lawyers, who say she fired them after the settlement and owes them legal fees. In a complaint filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, the law firm, Dreier, alleges Regan retained it to represent her in February 2007 and agreed to pay 25% of any money she recovered as a result of a judgment or settlement. Dreier represented Regan in a suit related to her dismissal in 2006 from News Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- Publisher Judith Regan and the media conglomerate News Corp. announced a confidential settlement Friday in the $100-million lawsuit Regan had filed against her former employer. In a joint statement, both sides said an amicable resolution was reached, in which neither party admitted any liability. News Corp.
OPINION
December 24, 2006 | David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
FOR MANY PEOPLE in publishing, the firing of Judith Regan this month represented a bit of instant karma, cosmic comeuppance at its most profound. Regan, most recently in the news for her part in the aborted O.J. Simpson book fiasco over "If I Did It," is the kind of publisher book people love to hate. Over the years, she's brought out work by Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, Jenna Jameson and Jose Canseco.
NEWS
December 21, 2006 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
JUDITH REGAN, who promoted the aborted O.J. Simpson book and TV deal and was subsequently fired as the head of ReganBooks, a HarperCollins imprint, told a radio audience Wednesday that "what happened to me in the last month with the Simpson thing is a story that has yet to be revealed. But there's a lot more to the story than what people think, a lot more to the story."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2006 | Josh Getlin and Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writers
For weeks, publisher Judith Regan had been in trouble with higher-ups over the debacle of the canceled O.J. Simpson book and TV deal. But her firing swiftly followed a Friday afternoon phone call from her Los Angeles office to a HarperCollins attorney that included comments that were characterized as offensive, two highly placed corporate sources said Saturday. The comments, the precise nature of which was not disclosed, came just before News Corp.
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December 16, 2006 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
Judith Regan, the powerful, cocky and often outrageous publisher who cooked up the recently aborted O.J. Simpson book and TV deal, was fired Friday night by HarperCollins, the publishing company that owned Regan's imprint. In a terse two-sentence statement that did not explain reasons for the termination, HarperCollins President and Chief Executive Jane Friedman said Regan's imprint, ReganBooks, would remain a part of the parent company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2006 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
Saying they are disgusted by O.J. Simpson's new book, "If I Did It," set to go on sale nationally Nov. 30, some California booksellers say they will refuse to stock the book and, if customers ask them to order it, will donate any profit.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- Publisher Judith Regan and the media conglomerate News Corp. announced a confidential settlement Friday in the $100-million lawsuit Regan had filed against her former employer. In a joint statement, both sides said an amicable resolution was reached, in which neither party admitted any liability. News Corp.
OPINION
November 19, 2006
Re "Simpson to tell how he could have killed pair," Nov. 16 I am disgusted by News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch and publisher Judith Regan's decision to broadcast or publish anything O.J. Simpson has to say. He had his day -- many days -- in court, and most people believe he's a vicious killer. To even speculate, for profit, about the brutal murder of his children's mother and her friend, Ron Goldman, makes him even more disgusting than he already was. Shame on Simpson, Regan, News Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2006 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
Saying they are disgusted by O.J. Simpson's new book, "If I Did It," set to go on sale nationally Nov. 30, some California booksellers say they will refuse to stock the book and, if customers ask them to order it, will donate any profit.
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