Court fireworks, but Burning Man deal likely done

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Updated: 12/01/2013 7:41 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the annual weeklong celebration of self-expression and eclectic art known as Burning Man and a Nevada county where it is held thought they had resolved their legal dispute over the festival.

They hoped to get the blessing of a federal judge overseeing the case, and asked him to dismiss the lawsuit earlier this week. Instead, they got an earful from U.S. District Senior Judge Robert C. Jones, and threats that the lawyers in the case should either go back to law school or be disbarred.

Exactly what in the agreement between festival organizers and Pershing County lawyers prompted Jones' criticism was unclear, though he said the agreement amounted to malpractice.

The two sides, however, believe they still have a deal. They expect a ruling from Jones next week.


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Black Rocker - 11/30/2013 7:15 PM
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Big Time is east coast

Black Rocker - 11/30/2013 7:11 PM
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pony up? western or urban expression

Kramer - 11/30/2013 4:14 PM
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this started out with BM suing Pershing County (they should have realized that rural counties value funds from Federal land use fees), instead they have to pony up Big Time.

Kramer - 11/30/2013 4:03 PM
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'court fireworks'- a clever header in search of a meaning. each is a verb & a noun. whatta U bin smoking?

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