Burning Man Suit Against Nev. Officials Pared In Fed. Court

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge on Friday trimmed claims from a contract suit brought by the organizers of the annual Burning Man festival against local officials over a county ordinance imposing steep fees on the annual arts gathering, finding fault with some of the organizers’ constitutional and preemption arguments.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones tossed one claim alleging the restrictive ordinance was preempted by a permit from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management allowing Black Rock City LLC to hold the festival...
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