Zach Seward, assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, reports that the parties in GateHouse Media v. New York Times Company have settled. The case was scheduled to go to trial today in United States District Court in Boston. Zach, who has been filing Twitter updates from the courthouse, is reporting that a Court officer told him the case settled over the weekend. The Boston Globe is confirming settlement here.
Showing remarkable efficiency, the Court's electronic docketing system (PACER) just updated the case file -- while I was writing this post -- with Judge Young's order dismissing the case:
The Court having been advised on that the above-entitled action has been settled:
IT IS ORDERED that this action is hereby dismissed without cost and without prejudice to the right of any party, upon good cause shown, to reopen the action within thirty (30) days if settlement is not consummated.
For more on the case, see our legal threats database entry GateHouse Media v. The New York Times Company.
Update: The New York Times has posted a copy of the Letter Agreement between the parties.