A federal judge has denied Onbancorp's motion for a preliminary injunction to bar its largest shareholder from issuing statements urging the sale of the company.

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Pooler said Onbancorp "has not shown that any materials (Seymour) Holtzman issued or could issue between now and the trial on the merits likely would cause the bank or its shareholders irreparable injury."

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