This is the third part of the Irving owned Brunswick News versus the upstart Carleton Free Press headed by William Kenneth Langdon. Part 1 and Part 2 are available as background on the soap opera / court case.
At the continuation of the injunction hearing against Ken Langdon, Brunswick News has decided to scale back its injunction request from a complete ban preventing Mr. Langdon from contacting advertisers, suppliers and contractors of the Bugle-Observer to a ban preventing solicitation of 15 key advertisers and certain contractors including correspondents and paper delivery workers.
Mr. Langdon and his lawyer dismissed the changes and claimed that they are effectively the same and they argue that the concession is not a real concession when the volume of business from the unnamed 15 clients are taken into consideration.
Unfortunately after two days of arguments, the judge has reserved his decision on the requested injunction until Friday November 2nd. The date for a complete trial against Mr. Langdon hasn’t been set yet.
Another fact in the case that was brought up at the now deleted Gypsy-blog (http://gypsy-blog.blogspot.com/2007/10/carleton-free-press.html) is that the new Carleton Free Press is not owned by Ken Langdon but by a (some?) prominent businessman in the Woodstock area. I have also read conflicting evidence as to when the first edition of the Carleton Free Press is to be released. Both Tuesday October 30th and Thursday November 1st have been put forward by various internet sources. I would think that the latter is more likely being that Thursday is the beginning of the new month.