Category Archives: Cops & Courts

Portland Phoenix to sue Dig Portland over ‘trade secrets,’ lost staff and advertising

(BDN photo by Seth Koenig)

Less than a month after Portland officially became a two-alternative-weekly city, those two alternative weeklies are engaged in a legal dispute. The new publisher of the Portland Phoenix has announced his newspaper will sue the nascent Dig Portland over what he calls breaches of contract by two former Phoenix leaders now working for Dig. In late October, at […]

The city of Courtland: Maine’s biggest berg faces legal challenges on multiple fronts


Anyone following Portland news right now knows that the city has been sued recently both for its ordinance preventing people from standing in the median strips and for denying a citizens’ petition that would have jeopardized its sale of Congress Square Park to private hotel developers. We’ve got plenty in the archives on both of […]