LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Las Vegas is due to hear arguments from the family publisher of the Las Vegas Sun that the parent company of the larger Las Vegas Review-Journal is trying to kill their joint operating agreement.
Attorneys for Sun Publisher Brian Greenspun are asking U.S. District Judge James Mahan on Friday to issue an injunction blocking an offer from Stephens Media to buy Sun newspaper and Internet interests from Greenspun and three family member trustees.
The rival newspapers have separate editorial staffs but are published and distributed together under a 1989 joint operating agreement overseen by the U.S. Justice Department.
The deal would end publication of the Sun and give ownership of the Stephens Media website lasvegas.com to Greenspun companies that already control the travel booking website Vegas.com.
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