Thursday, January 18, 2007
HarperCollins, owned by NewsCorp, which fired Judith Regan after the O. J. Simpson "If I Did It" debacle, has decided to cease the use of the Regan Books imprint. It is also shutting down the publishing house's offices and absorbing Regan Books' operations. Ms. Regan's attorney Bert Fields, an extremely well-known entertainment industry attorney, noted that litigation is likely to follow the company's actions. Read more here in a Hollywood Reporter story. Read more about Ms. Regan's parting of ways with HarperCollins and NewsCorp here in a Wall Street Journal (online) story from December 18, 2006.