April 15, 1985
An early morning fire caused an estimated $200,000 damage to two 18th-floor offices in the downtown AT&T Center building, city fire officials said. City fire spokesman Greg Acevedo said the fire at 611 W. 6th St. broke out at 12:50 a.m. Seventy firefighters took 40 minutes to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported. The suites were occupied by Mead Data Central, an electronic publishing firm, officials there said.
October 5, 1994 |
Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier said Tuesday that it reached an agreement to acquire Mead Corp.'s Lexis/Nexis on-line information operation for $1.5 billion in cash. Reed Elsevier said it will acquire the assets of Mead Data Central, which operates the Lexis/Nexis legal and business publishing business. The acquisition also includes Michie Co., a leading U.S. state law publisher.
January 5, 1989 |
A federal appeals court today spared Toyota Motor Corp. from an embarrassing scramble to mask the nameplates on its new Lexus brand of luxury cars premiering at a major auto show, but said the Japanese auto maker cannot advertise the brand nationally until a trademark dispute is settled. The bench ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York came as Toyota unveiled its Lexus line for reporters at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to the public Saturday.
January 6, 1989 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded an eight-year, $52-million contract to four companies led by McLean, Va.-based BDM Corp. for the agency's electronic financial disclosure system, The electronic filing system called EDGAR will eventually allow subscribers access to the filings as soon as they are accepted by the SEC.
January 5, 1989 |
A federal appeals court today spared Toyota Motor Corp. from an embarrassing scramble to mask the nameplates on its new Lexus luxury cars premiering at a major auto show but said the Japanese auto maker cannot advertise the brand nationally until a trademark dispute is settled.
January 3, 1989 |
A federal judge has barred Toyota Motor Corp. from using the Lexus name for its new line of luxury cars on grounds that the name could infringe on the Lexis trademark used by Mead Data Central Inc. for its computerized data retrieval service. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge David N. Edelstein was made in a lawsuit filed by Mead against the Japanese car maker and its U.S. affiliate, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Mead said in a statement today.