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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Get Your Mitts Off Our Obits!

The Scranton Times-Tribune is suing the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader for plagiarizing obituaries.

Starting on Oct. 27, The Times Leader "simply copied obituaries from The Times-Tribune, The Sunday Times and/or The Scranton Times' Web site" and published them in the Wilkes-Barre paper's Scranton edition, the suit claims.

Attached to the lawsuit are examples of 50 obituaries that ran in The Times-Tribune through Oct. 31 and the same obituaries -- down to punctuation, structure and style -- that ran in The Times Leader a day or more later. [Link]

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