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Feb 15, 2021

Ad battle rages in the personal injury domain

The breakup of Cellino & Barnes did more than turn one personal injury law firm into two. That very public divorce prompted advertising in the personal injury sector to spike exponentially in the Rochester marketplace and across Western New York. Whereas the old Cellino and Barnes partnership spent upward of $150 million across various advertising […]

Nov 22, 2017

AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era – or Trumpian pique

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s decision to oppose the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger may be clouded by suspicions of political influence. But considered on its merits, it could mark a significant departure in antitrust policy, one that might block or modify a broader set of mergers found to harm consumers. The move disconcerted […]

May 17, 2017

Google staves off genericide, avoids fate of aspirin, yo-yo

No matter how often you invoke a certain internet search engine’s name when doing online research, Alphabet Inc. still owns the brand. That’s the upshot of a federal appeals court’s decision Tuesday rejecting the argument that Google has become so popular as a verb that it should lose its status as a protected trademark. Genericide, […]

Jan 13, 2016

Daily Record’s parent closes deal for Erie paper

ERIE, Pa. — One of Pennsylvania’s oldest family-owned newspapers is no longer family-owned. The Erie Times-News reports New Media Investment Group Inc. has closed Tuesday on its deal to buy the newspaper. The Times Publishing Co., which owns the newspaper and, announced the sale to New Media and its subsidiary, GateHouse Media Inc., last […]

Jan 12, 2016

NY publisher acquires foreign law weekly

New York-based ALM announced Tuesday that it has bought the international publication Legal Week, reuniting it with its former sister company. The purchaser said the deal would strengthen ALM’s presence in Europe and Asian and add to the company’s portfolio of legal media properties, which includes, The American Lawyer, Asian Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and […]

Jan 10, 2016

Kerry Washington: Anita Hill role terrifying responsibility

PASADENA, Calif.  — Kerry Washington says she was acutely aware of the challenge of playing Anita Hill in a miniseries dramatizing Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings. “I was terrified. Portraying somebody who’s real is a different kind of responsibility, especially when they’re alive. That significance was not lost on me,” Washington told a TV […]

Nov 4, 2015

FCC probes broadcasting firm said to be backed by Chinese

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are investigating a U.S. radio broadcasting company that is reportedly majority-owned by a unit of a Chinese government broadcaster. A spokesman for the Federal Communications Commission confirmed Tuesday that the agency will open a probe into G&E Studio Inc., a Los Angeles-based company reportedly owned by James Su, a naturalized U.S. […]

Oct 22, 2015

Library hosts Korean War talk

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will host a talk entitled “Snapshots From The Korean War,” at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor, Bausch & Lomb Building of the Central Library, 115 South Ave. Korean War Air Force veteran Betty Perkins-Carpenter has a collection of over 100 photographs, in pristine condition, taken 65 […]

Oct 22, 2015

Changes to justices’ opinions will be highlighted

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is taking a step to address criticism that its inner workings are opaque. The court announced recently that its website will identify and highlight changes to opinions after they are released to the public. Changes will be highlighted in the text of the opinion and both the old and […]

Oct 19, 2015

Court rules in favor of Google’s online library

NEW YORK — Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing books for a massive online library, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decadelong dispute by authors worried that the project would spoil the market for their books. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed with a judge who concluded […]

Oct 16, 2015

Lecture series features talk on Disney design

Design expert Andreas Wezel-Peterson returns to the Rochester Institute of Technology as the featured speaker for the annual Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series. Wezel-Peterson is a communications designer on the Internal Corporate Communications team at Disney Consumer Products in Glendale, California, and a National Technical Institute for the Deaf graduate from RIT’s College of Imaging Arts [&he[...]

Oct 14, 2015

Library closed Friday

All branches of the Rochester Public Library — including The Central Library of Rochester Downtown — will be closed Friday for staff training. Visit for other library locations and hours.  

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