Federal Judge Susan Illston (pictured) indicated this afternoon (July 26) that she won’t grant Clint Reilly’s request for a restraining order to stop the $1 billion sale of the Mercury News and other Bay Area newspapers to MediaNews in a deal partially financed by Chronicle owner Hearst Corp. The judge indicated she will issue a written ruling later today or tomorrow. The judge indicated she would not be issuing the TRO at the beginning of a 2 p.m. hearing in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Return to this page, and hit your refresh button, for more updates later today.
Judge indicates she won't halt sale
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