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Chicago Sun-Times Sues Former Publisher

June 4, 1991

CHICAGO (AP) _ A federal judge on Monday temporarily barred a former Chicago Sun-Times publisher from divulging confidential information about the newspaper, a Sun- Times lawyer said.

The newspaper on Monday sued Robert E. Page, who resigned as the Sun-Times publisher in August 1988, said Sun-Times attorney Lawrence R. Levin.

″Mr. Page had an agreement with the newspaper to return all financial and other confidential information when he left,″ Levin said. ″Now we’ve found he’s disclosed information for his own personal gains.″

U.S. District Judge Ilana V. Rovner issued the temporary restraining order late Monday, Levin said. The order also requires Page to return any of the paper’s confidential documents, Levin said.

Page said he didn’t know about the lawsuit, and he refused to comment when reached at his home in California on Monday.

The lawsuit contends Page disclosed financial information about the Sun- Times while in court defending himself in a lawsuit filed over a California newspaper venture.

Levin said he was unsure what or how much information was disclosed.

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