PLOT THICKENS: Philadelphia Newspapers Wants To Investigate Who Bugged Meeting With Lenders


INQUIRER: Philadelphia Newspapers L.L.C. has asked a U.S. bankruptcy court for permission to hire special counsel to investigate what it described as the “unauthorized recording” of a confidential meeting between the company and its senior lenders, according to a filing Friday. The document filed by the owner of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and did not identify the party that allegedly made the recording. Brian P. Tierney, chief executive of Philadelphia Newspapers, found a digital voice recorder under some papers on a table where the company met with creditors, two sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity said yesterday. The meeting took place in November at the company’s headquarters on North Broad Street, the sources said. Tierney declined to comment. MORE

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