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May 17, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking advantage of the frenzied appetite for on-line information, Mead Corp. put its Lexis and Nexis database services on the block Monday and said it intends to focus on its core business of forest products. Investment analysts applauded the action, saying Mead had picked a good time to wrest strong value from a profitable venture, since competition in the field is heating up. They projected that Mead Data Central, the on-line service subsidiary, would draw bids of at least $1 billion.
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October 5, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mead Corp. has agreed to sell its Lexis and Nexis database services for $1.5 billion in cash to Reed Elsevier, a British-Dutch publishing company whose U.S properties include Variety and Publishers Weekly. The announcement, made late Tuesday, followed nearly five months of bidding for Mead Data Central, Mead's information retrieval subsidiary. Mead put the unit on the block in May, saying it planned to focus on its core business of making paper.
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BUSINESS
October 5, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mead Corp. has agreed to sell its Lexis and Nexis database services for $1.5 billion in cash to Reed Elsevier, a British-Dutch publishing company whose U.S properties include Variety and Publishers Weekly. The announcement, made late Tuesday, followed nearly five months of bidding for Mead Data Central, Mead's information retrieval subsidiary. Mead put the unit on the block in May, saying it planned to focus on its core business of making paper.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking advantage of the frenzied appetite for on-line information, Mead Corp. put its Lexis and Nexis database services on the block Monday and said it intends to focus on its core business of forest products. Investment analysts applauded the action, saying Mead had picked a good time to wrest strong value from a profitable venture, since competition in the field is heating up. They projected that Mead Data Central, the on-line service subsidiary, would draw bids of at least $1 billion.
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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.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1994 | From Reuters
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.
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January 5, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1989 | From States News Service
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.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1989 | Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1989 | Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Lexus name for Toyota Motor Corp.'s new luxury car division will be history if a federal appeals court rules against it in a lawsuit, a company official says. "We'll have to change our name," Lexus General Manager Dave Illingworth said Thursday, if the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rules against it in a lawsuit brought by Mead Data Central Inc. of Dayton, Ohio.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1997 | Newsday
Publishers won the first round in their fight with freelance writers when a federal judge ruled that existing copyright law allows newspapers and magazines to archive freelance stories electronically without paying additional fees to the authors. Ruling in the closely watched case, U.S.
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