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January 15, 1994 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge ruled Friday that a $7.5-million libel award was excessive and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit by Beverly Hills attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross against the Santa Barbara News-Press and its owner, the New York Times Co. Superior Court Judge Harvey A. Schneider also ruled that the jury verdict was flawed by internal inconsistencies. In his eight-page opinion, Schneider rejected a motion for a defense verdict--refusing to rule that Ross had not been libeled.
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September 26, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Santa Barbara News-Press Publisher Wendy McCaw testified Tuesday that she didn't demand multiple firings in her newsroom but was troubled by what she viewed as biased reporting in several stories that appeared in her newspaper. She said it was those concerns -- and not union activity in the newsroom -- that led to the firing of eight reporters this year.
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January 15, 1994 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge Friday set aside a $7.5-million damage award and ordered a new trial for Beverly Hills attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross against the Santa Barbara News-Press and its owner, the New York Times Co., ruling that the libel verdict was excessive and flawed by inconsistencies. Jurors in October awarded Ross $7.5 million in damages following a four-week trial stemming from investigative reports on Ross' turbulent business career.
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August 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A federal agency has certified a contested union election at the Santa Barbara News-Press, where dozens of newsroom employees have either quit or been fired in the last year. The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday unanimously rejected arguments by management that unfair organizing tactics were used during a September election in which newsroom employees voted 33 to 6 in favor of joining the Graphics Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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September 7, 1993 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tale of alleged extortion and financial skulduggery will be revived this week in a Los Angeles courtroom in a libel trial involving news reports on the turbulent career of wealthy Beverly Hills attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross. Ross is seeking damages of more than $20 million from the Santa Barbara News-Press and its owner, the New York Times Co., saying they defamed him in articles describing his numerous court battles and past association with convicted swindler Barry S. Marlin.
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September 29, 1993 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors were asked Tuesday to award $15 million in damages to Beverly Hills attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross as testimony concluded in his libel suit against the Santa Barbara News-Press and its owner, the New York Times Co., over news reports on his turbulent business career. In closing arguments in Los Angeles Superior Court, Ross' lawyer, Anthony M.
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August 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A federal agency has certified a contested union election at the Santa Barbara News-Press, where dozens of newsroom employees have either quit or been fired in the last year. The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday unanimously rejected arguments by management that unfair organizing tactics were used during a September election in which newsroom employees voted 33 to 6 in favor of joining the Graphics Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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March 15, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The National Labor Relations Board has added more charges against the Santa Barbara News-Press, alleging that publisher Wendy McCaw fired another round of employees in retaliation for union actions. Six reporters were fired last month after hanging a banner that read "Cancel your newspaper today" from an overpass on the 101 Freeway.
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August 25, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press has filed a legal action demanding $500,000 in damages from former editor Jerry Roberts, sources at the newspaper said. The claim on behalf of Publisher Wendy McCaw's Ampersand Inc. was filed with an arbitrator, as required in Roberts' employment contract. It accuses him of breach of contract and causing damage to the News-Press.
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September 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union officials and management at the embattled Santa Barbara News-Press agreed Monday to hold a union election Sept. 27. About 50 newsroom employees will decide whether they want to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The agreement on the election came after both sides traded accusations of unfair labor practices. More than a dozen employees, including top editors, resigned in July, claiming News-Press owner Wendy McCaw meddled with editorial content.
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March 15, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The National Labor Relations Board has added more charges against the Santa Barbara News-Press, alleging that publisher Wendy McCaw fired another round of employees in retaliation for union actions. Six reporters were fired last month after hanging a banner that read "Cancel your newspaper today" from an overpass on the 101 Freeway.
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September 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union officials and management at the embattled Santa Barbara News-Press agreed Monday to hold a union election Sept. 27. About 50 newsroom employees will decide whether they want to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The agreement on the election came after both sides traded accusations of unfair labor practices. More than a dozen employees, including top editors, resigned in July, claiming News-Press owner Wendy McCaw meddled with editorial content.
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August 25, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press has filed a legal action demanding $500,000 in damages from former editor Jerry Roberts, sources at the newspaper said. The claim on behalf of Publisher Wendy McCaw's Ampersand Inc. was filed with an arbitrator, as required in Roberts' employment contract. It accuses him of breach of contract and causing damage to the News-Press.
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August 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Journalists at the Santa Barbara News-Press said they filed a petition Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board asking for an election that would grant them representation by the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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May 21, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The joke after reclusive billionaire Wendy McCaw purchased the Santa Barbara News-Press last year was that she bought the paper to make sure it never wrote about her. If so, the plan has been a spectacular failure. McCaw, a vegetarian and historic preservationist who is one of America's richest women, has made one headline after another. The first splash was over her battle to stop the state from creating a public beach at her 24-acre estate.
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July 11, 2000 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wendy P. McCaw, a billionaire environmentalist and ex-wife of cell-phone king Craig McCaw, has agreed to buy the Santa Barbara News-Press, bucking a national trend toward newspaper consolidations and corporate ownership. The sale would transfer the 155-year-old newspaper from the corporate family of New York Times Co. into the hands of one of Santa Barbara's wealthiest but lowest-profile citizens, who has no background in newspapers or journalism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Journalists at the Santa Barbara News-Press said they filed a petition Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board asking for an election that would grant them representation by the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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January 15, 1994 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge ruled Friday that a $7.5-million libel award was excessive and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit by Beverly Hills attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross against the Santa Barbara News-Press and its owner, the New York Times Co. Superior Court Judge Harvey A. Schneider also ruled that the jury verdict was flawed by internal inconsistencies. In his eight-page opinion, Schneider rejected a motion for a defense verdict--refusing to rule that Ross had not been libeled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge Friday set aside a $7.5-million damage award and ordered a new trial for Beverly Hills attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross against the Santa Barbara News-Press and its owner, the New York Times Co., ruling that the libel verdict was excessive and flawed by inconsistencies. Jurors in October awarded Ross $7.5 million in damages following a four-week trial stemming from investigative reports on Ross' turbulent business career.
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