TRN Suit Against Dial Global, Others Moved To New York, Courtside Dismissed As Defendant
May 29, 2013 at 3:54 AM (PT)
TALK RADIO NETWORK's antitrust lawsuit against DIAL GLOBAL and rival syndicators has been moved to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NEW YORK from CALIFORNIA upon a motion by defendant DIAL GLOBAL, and COURTSIDE ENTERTAINMENT has been dismissed as a defendant in the process.
COURTSIDE's motion to be dismissed as a defendant was granted by Judge JESUS G. BERNAL in CALIFORNIA for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, dismissing TRN's claims of interference with talent contracts, and BERNAL also granted the transfer motion, leaving the other allegations for the NEW YORK judge to rule upon or dismiss. Remaining defendants are DIAL GLOBAL INC., DIAL COMMUNICATIONS-GLOBAL MEDIA INC., DIAL COMMUNICATIONS GLOBAL MEDIA LLC, EXCELSIOR RADIO NETWORKS LLC, TRITON MEDIA GROUP LLC, TRITON MEDIA LLC, VERGE MEDIA COMPANIES INC., VERGE MEDIA COMPANIES LLC, COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS LLC, WYD MEDIA MANAGEMENT LLC, WYM MEDIA MANAGEMENT LLC, TRITON RADIO NETWORKS INC., TRITON MEDIA COMPANIES INC. and COMPASS MEDIA MARKETING LLC.
TRN is suing the companies alleging violation of anti-trust and monopoly laws in sales representation of independent spoken word radio.