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Winner of the Week

Robert Haft

A jury has awarded the former Crown Books chairman $34 million in his wrongful-firing suit. Who did the ousting? Robert's dad, Herbert, who is currently swapping lawsuits with his other son, Ronald.

Loser of the Week

Knopf

The publisher paid a reported $9 million to the Pope for his upcoming book, Crossing the Threshold of Hope. But now His Holiness has put off a New York trip-cum-book tour until 1995. Ah, well, what matters this material life, anyway?

Originally posted Oct 14, 1994 Published in issue #244 Oct 14, 1994 Order article reprints