Second Finebaum Suit Vs. Citadel Remanded To State Court
October 17, 2011 at 3:58 AM (PT)
Federal Judge L SCOTT COOGLER has made it official and sent the final portions of syndicated sports talker PAUL FINEBAUM's case against CITADEL BROADCASTING CORP. back to JEFFERSON COUNTY (AL) Circuit Court, reports the BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL.
The case, one of two nearly identical suits filed initially in the state court, was the last to be remanded to the state system (NET NEWS 10/6).
The judge ruled that CITADEL, which attempted to block the move to remand the cases to state court, failed to show that FINEBAUM, who is alleging coercion and fraud by CITADEL in extending his contract at now-CUMULUS Sports WJOX/BIRMINGHAM, was guilty of fraud in naming WJOX GM BILL THOMAS as a defendant. COX MEDIA GROUP has widely been reported to have made an offer to FINEBAUM to join its Sports WNCB (97.3 THE ZONE)/BIRMINGHAM if he can extricate himself from his WJOX contract.