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SAATCHI & SAATCHI SAYS NO & NO

SAATCHI & SAATCHI ISN'T EXactly in the mood to forgive and forget. The advertising giant on Jan. 16 rejected an offer for ousted chairman Maurice Saatchi to return to the fold. The overture was made through S.G. Warburg by Maurice's older brother Charles, with the understanding that the original ad network named after the brothers would one day be spun off to them. Saatchi's Bates Worldwide would remain in the group. A company spokesman says the offer was dismissed out of hand. The company is suing its ex-chairman for poaching staff, stealing files, and soliciting clients. Maurice is countersuing for breach of contract and is setting up a rival agency.EDITED BY KEITH H. HAMMONDS


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