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LA Times sues OC Register over delivery fees

File: The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013. The LA Times has filed a lawsuit against the OC Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.
File: The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013. The LA Times has filed a lawsuit against the OC Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.
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The Los Angeles Times has filed a lawsuit against the Orange County Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.

The Times reports that the suit filed Tuesday also alleges that the Register breached a contract that called for the Times to deliver the Orange County Register and the now-defunct Los Angeles Register.

The lawsuit says the Register has "repeatedly broken its promises and breached its agreements" by failing to pay at least $2.4 million.

Phone and email messages seeking comment from a Register spokesman were not immediately returned.

The lawsuit was filed the day after the Register announced the hiring of former casino executive Richard Mirman to be its interim publisher and chief executive.