Burning Man, Pershing County settle suit with deal

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Updated: 11/11/2013 10:41 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man organizers have agreed to pay the Pershing County sheriff's office more than $600,000 a year over the next 10 years for security and other services at the annual counter-culture festival in the Black Rock Desert.

The organizing group, Black Rock City LLC, also agrees to take out a $1 million insurance policy for the eight-day event and reimburse the county for costs related to prosecuting crimes at the festival.

The new agreement is intended to settle a lawsuit Burning Man lawyers filed against the county a year ago challenging the constitutionality of a county ordinance leveling a $1.50-per-head fee on festival-goers.

U.S. District Judge Robert Jones has scheduled a hearing in Reno Nov. 18 to consider the group's motion to dismiss the suit given the new agreement.

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retired51 - 11/12/2013 3:34 PM
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Paladin unless their doing it in your back yard...shut-up!!!! Nevada has gaming and legal brothels and your worried about this! Get a clue!

Cornelius - 11/12/2013 10:47 AM
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Dude, for the last time, nobody is asking you to go. Unless that's reverse psychology you're using there. In that case, Paladin, do you wanna go to Burning Man? No one will judge you there.

Paladin - 11/12/2013 10:19 AM
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Does that mean we're going to be stuck with these idiots for another 10 years? Why can't they go back to Californicationville where they fit in with all the geeks and freaks from the bay area. Way, Way too counterculture for me and most Nevadans. As a Nevadan and a Libertarian, I believe in people's freedom to do what they want, but there has to be a line. The money all the local businesses get from the burners is not worth the horrid reputation Nevada has for allowing the lurid week long sex and drug show to occur. PLEASE go back to the land of geeks and freaks.
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