Exclusive: Further Legal Troubles Rumored for Gawker


The battle between New York-based blog network Gawker Media and Apple over an exposed iPhone prototype is far from over, having made The Daily Show last night. Looks like they’re going to have more legal troubles on their hands, however — though not from Apple this time. We hear that there are other media companies considering legal action involving a story started by one of their recently departed bloggers.

Multiple media outlets want to stop the story, for fear it may air out sources who’ve worked with them on a high-profile political scandal story. With both this and the Gizmodo iPhone case happening at the same time, it looks like Gawker Media’s legal team and writers are going to find themselves in a two-front war arguing both for and against a shield law defense. Stay tuned.