Las Vegas Sun again asks US judge to halt buyout

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Associated Press

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Updated Saturday, Sep 21 at 12:02 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The editor-publisher of the Las Vegas Sun is again asking a federal judge to halt buyout attempts by the corporate owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Attorneys for Sun Editor-Publisher Brian Greenspun filed their request Thursday, arguing that a federally overseen joint operating agreement is at stake.

They say the time is now right for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against Stephens Media LLC.

U.S. District Judge James Mahan had ruled Sept. 6 that it would be premature to issue an order blocking talks about a sale.

Greenspun's attorneys point to a new letter Sept. 10 from Stephens Media offering to buy the Sun from Greenspun sibling trustees.

He argues that would end publication of the newspaper that's distributed as a daily insert in the Review-Journal.

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