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Las Vegas Sun again asks U.S. judge to halt buyout

Las Vegas Sun again asks U.S. judge to halt buyout
Las Vegas Sun Publisher and Editor Brian Greenspun leaves the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse after an injunction hearing on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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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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