Nexstar, owner of the WFFT 55, filed suit against Granite Broadcasting, owner and/or operator of the WISE and WPTA television stations in the Fort Wayne market. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana alleges antitrust violations in Granite acquisition of affilation with the FOX Network in the Fort Wayne market.
Today, the US District Court handed down a decision adverse to a Reconsideration Motion filed by Granite. The decision favorable to Nexstar, may be accessed as a PDF here.
The Court's Opinion and Order:
The defendants’ motion to reconsider the court’s July 9 opinion and order denying the motion to dismiss, or, alternatively, to certify issues for interlocutory appeal and to stay proceedings pending the outcome of that appeal [Doc. No. 72] pends before the court.