Review-Journal Files Response in Anti-trust Suit by Sun Editor

By: Tim O'Reily | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Stephens Media LLC, the owner and publisher of the Review-Journal, contend in court papers that a proposed deal to stop printing and distributing the Las Vegas Sun would not crimp media competition in the Las Vegas Valley.

Countering contentions raised in a federal lawsuit filed by Sun publisher and editor Brian Greenspun to preserve the current arrangement, known as a joint operating agreement, Stephens Media President and CEO Michael Ferguson stated in a written declaration that members of the Greenspun family could start any local news venture they choose. In addition, they could continue printing the Sun and operating its website, but without Stephens Media’s long-standing financial support.


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