San Francisco paper sues rival over low ad rates

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Examiner filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the city's dominant daily newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, has slashed advertising prices to stifle competition.

The suit claims Chronicle owner The Hearst Corp. and officials at the paper took advantage of its greater corporate resources to "selectively and secretly" target Examiner advertisers with "below-cost and discriminatory offers designed to injure the Examiner."

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