Judge won’t remove Inquirer publisher, report says

An effort by two co-owners of The Inquirer to remove publisher Robert Hall was blocked by a Philadelphia judge.

According to published reports, Common Pleas Court Judge Patricia McInerney declined a request by feuding owners of the newspaper to remove Hall after editor William Marimow was fired. The judge did not rule on whether to reinstate Marimow.

Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz reportedly spent hours on the witness stand portraying his rival, George Norcross III, as a “partnering who increasingly sought to wrest control of the company,” according to reports.

Judge won’t remove Inquirer publisher, report says