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    N&O subscriber sues the paper for cutting staff

    RALEIGH - A News & Observer subscriber is suing the newspaper for cutting staff and the size of the paper.
    Keith Hempstead, a Durham lawyer, filed the suit last month in Wake Superior Court. He says he renewed his subscription in May just before the paper announced on June 16 the layoffs of 70 staff members and cuts in news pages.

    The paper, he says, is now not worth what he signed up for and therefore the cuts breached the paper's contract with him.

    "Plaintiff alleges fraud in that the newspaper announced changes in the coverage after procuring renewals from Plaintiff and other subscribers," Hempstead says in the complaint.

    In a phone interview today, Hempstead, 42, said he could cancel his subscription but filed the suit to make a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    In a phone interview today, Hempstead, 42, said he could cancel his subscription but filed the suit to make a point.
    If his point was, "I'm a certified retard" then he succeeded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    If his point was, "I'm a certified retard" then he succeeded.
    Or, possibly, that there are too many lawyers with time on their hands...
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