Village Voice Ordered To Pay $15.6M To Competitor

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Village Voice Ordered To Pay $15.6M To Competitor

Fri Mar 07, 2008 @ 10:01AM PST

Posted by Eriq Gardner

Sf_weekly_logo We never knew that liberal-leaning alternative newspapers could be a bastion of anti-competitive behavior, but a judge in San Francisco has imposed $15.6 million in damages against SF Weekly and its parent Village Voice Media for predatory pricing.

The judgment comes in a lawsuit by the rival San Francisco Bay Guardian, which accused VVM of illegally pricing its product below-cost in an effort to put a competitor out of business.

What's the current market rate for escort and laser hair removal advertisements anyway?

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