Irene McCormack Jackson, former press secretary and communications director to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, sued Filner on July 22 for sexual harassment alleging the embattled mayor asked her to "get naked" and on a handful of occasions to kiss him. Staffers at firm advising Filner resign...
Michael Kaminer, PR counselor who successfully sued author and columnist Mike Wolff in 1998 in a landmark PR case, has used PR Newswire's ProfNet to ask New York area PR practitioners for help on a "state-of-the-union" story on PR in New York planned for the New York Observer in October.
Levick Strategic Communications has sued a large Pakistani fertilizer producer, seeking $400K in damages for breach of contract after the firm said it gave months of PR counsel without payment as Fatima sought state backing for a factory in Indiana amid concerns that its fertilizer is a key ingredient for improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.
Time Warner has named Joe Ripp, a financial executive, as CEO of Time Inc. ...More than three-quarters of world leaders have a Twitter account ...The New York Times has promoted Matt Purdy to assistant managing editor and Marc Lacey to the associate managing editor slot.
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