Ridder Out at Star Tribune After Legal Settlement
Par Ridder resigned from the Star-Tribune on Friday after a legal settlement made by the Pioneer Press and the Star-Tribune.
Ridder lasted nine months as the publisher for the Star-Tribune and was previously employed by the Pioneer Press. Ridder was accused of stealing a laptop and private information from the Pioneer Press.
According to the Business Journal, the deal awards attorney fees to the Pioneer Press and mandates that Ridder can't work at the Star Tribune until 2008. In return, the Pioneer Press will drop its lawsuit on the Star Tribune.
Ridder left the Pioneer Press in March and lasted about nine months at the Star Tribune before resigning.