Times: Seattle’s failed yellow pages fight may cost $500,000

Times: Seattle’s failed yellow pages fight may cost $500,000

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Times: Seattle’s failed yellow pages fight may cost $500,000

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by LYNN THOMPSON / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 8:01 AM

The city of Seattle has reached a tentative agreement to pay $500,000 to settle its losing fight against publishers of yellow-pages phone books, according to two sources familiar with the lawsuit.

The city has decided not to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court an October ruling by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a city ordinance violated the companies’ free-speech rights.

The panel ruled unconstitutional a city law that created an opt-out registry for unwanted phone books and charged the publishers a disposal fee for recycling costs.

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