Steve Green

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Commentary: Is Righthaven about to get some payback?
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Did Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC play a federal judge last year? And is it now payback time for the judge? That’s the question raised in two orders issued last week.
After Righthaven defies judge, observers question company's motives
Friday, April 15, 2011
Some Righthaven LLC watchers are wondering if the Las Vegas company is plotting to have the judge handling all of its Colorado copyright lawsuits disqualified from presiding over those cases.
Commentary: Righthaven suit continues to backfire, new suits filed
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Righthaven LLC's lawsuit against journalist Eriq Gardner backfired in more ways than one.
Report on AP corrected, new Righthaven suits filed
Friday, March 25, 2011
Here's an update to yesterday's blog about The Associated Press launching a news licensing/royalty venture.
Report: AP to proceed in licensing content without Righthaven
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A column today on the Corporate Counsel/ website suggests The Associated Press is beefing up efforts for news creators to be paid for their work -- but in doing so won't be working with Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC.
Three Righthaven copyright suits closed, one opened
Thursday, March 24, 2011
For Las Vegas copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC, today's news so far is pretty much the same story as Tuesday: A new lawsuit has been filed, while two more lawsuits were dismissed after Righthaven failed to show the defendants were served.
Two Righthaven suits dismissed for lack of service, new suit filed
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Neither adverse publicity nor unfavorable court rulings are deterring copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas from filing new lawsuits. On Monday, it filed at least its 251st lawsuit.
PR problem widens for Righthaven with N.C. blogger's demand for attorney's fees
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Righthaven LLC copyright infringement lawsuit defendant Brian D. Hill's attorneys filed a 56-page motion for dismissal on Monday -- and as a kicker asked the court to require Righthaven to pay their fees as a penalty.
Righthaven lawsuits backfire, reduce protections for newspapers
Saturday, March 19, 2011
One year ago, U.S. newspapers and broadcasters could feel confident they controlled the news content they created. It was understood that competing and special-interest websites couldn't appropriate that content and post it without authorization.
UNLV's tourney matchup brings Nevada added attention in Chicago area
Sunday, March 13, 2011
It appears the Nevada Development Authority's timing couldn't have been better Friday in launching a recruiting drive targeting Chicago-area businesses.
International press freedom group protests Righthaven suits
Thursday, March 3, 2011
What’s the biggest public relations headache for Las Vegas copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC and the Denver Post?
Judge grants Righthaven defendant more time for lawsuit response
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A federal judge in Denver wasted no time Tuesday in granting Righthaven LLC copyright infringement lawsuit defendant Brian D. Hill an extra 20 days to beef up his answer to Righthaven's lawsuit.
Righthaven 'hopeful' about reaching resolution with disabled blogger
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC said Monday it's been in "substantive confidential settlement negotiations" with the attorney for North Carolina lawsuit defendant Brian D. Hill.
Roundup: Righthaven faces PR problem in suit against N.C. man
Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
One of the Righthaven LLC copyright infringement lawsuits over the Denver Post "TSA enhanced pat-down" photo has turned into a public relations debacle for Las Vegas-based Righthaven.
Roundup: Righthaven no longer in 'default,' defendants dropped from suit
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC and its co-owner, Net Sortie Systems LLC, are no longer listed as in "default" by the Nevada Secretary of State business licensing system. They're now "active" after their renewal information was submitted and then posted by the Secretary of State's office on Tuesday.
Roundup: Developments in Righthaven copyright suits
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC is promoting itself with a newly-active website, On its website, Righthaven calls itself "the nation's pre-eminent copyright enforcer." Competitors like Attributor Corp. and the US Copyright Group may beg to differ ...
Meeting cancellations prompting suits; economic diversification vs. growth
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
Report: Local economic rebound likely in 2011
Monday, Aug. 10, 2009
'WiMax' service coming to Las Vegas
Thursday, July 9, 2009
News isn't all bad for Las Vegas companies
Friday, July 3, 2009
Report: State's tax hike will bring stimulus to economy
Monday, June 8, 2009
Vegas named on ‘Best Cities for Fresh Start’ list
Friday, May 22, 2009
Chrysler spins cuts, Summerlin gets magazine's nod
Friday, May 15, 2009
Las Vegas: A 'stone's throw' from Mexico's flu outbreak?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
'Porn nostalgia' industry heats up in Las Vegas
Friday, May 1, 2009
Flu could bring new challenges to struggling businesses
Thursday, April 30, 2009
'Beverly Hillbillies' star being sued over project he put on hold
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
For more than a decade now, Beverly Hillbillies star Max Baer Jr. has been hoping to build his "Jethro Bodine's Beverly Hillbillies Mansion and Casino" near Carson City.
Vegas takes starring role in 'environmental thriller,' nuclear attack
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
In Fontainebleau's PR battle, banks have yet to talk
Monday, April 27, 2009
So far, Jeff Soffer and his Fontainebleau Las Vegas LLC have the upper hand in their public relations war against banks that have threatened to halt $790 million in funding for the $2.9 billion Fontainebleau Resort under construction on the Las Vegas Strip.

When the banks respond, that may change.
Brothel owner calls for action against illegal prostitution
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This sounds entertaining: Chicken Ranch brothel owner Kenneth Green has called a news conference for Friday in Las Vegas to demand that politicians do something about illegal prostitution here, which he calls a multibillion-dollar industry.
Gaming stocks: Is spring in the air?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wall Street credit analysts are out with more reports on the gaming industry and one has a decidedly "good news/bad news tone." CreditSights analysts Chris Snow and Frank Lee issued a report noting "spring is in the air" -- a reference to investors warming up to gaming securities as optimism builds about the broader economy.
Dan Rather talks with dancer, homebuilder 'feeling the pain'
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Longtime journalist Dan Rather has been in town, interviewing people for a story airing tonight on the economic troubles in Las Vegas.
Despite inventory, builder breaks ground on office space
Monday, April 20, 2009
Concerns about a glut of office and retail space in the Las Vegas Valley aren't stopping some brave developers from adding even more space to the market.
Speculative office market takes hit; Sahara poker tourney planned
Friday, April 17, 2009
The latest report on the Las Vegas office market shows, again, there's a dramatic imbalance between supply and demand.
Harrah's, General Growth hit with negative reports
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wall Street credit raters on Wednesday unleashed a flurry of negative reports involving Las Vegas, with Harrah's and General Growth Properties receiving much of the attention.
'Social media' helping businesses spread their message
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Type "gastric band Las Vegas" into Google and the top result is for the Gastric Band Institute, with the header "Free Informational Seminar on Gastric Band and Bypass Surgery."
Porter says lobbying is booming; tourism goes mobile
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Former Congressman Jon Porter is included in a Bloomberg News story on the booming lobbying industry and the revolving door between Congress and lobbying companies.
Doing the math on possible sale of MGM properties
Monday, April 13, 2009
With a tsunami of unfilled hotel rooms likely to hit Las Vegas in 2010, it's time for a reality check on the MGM Mirage asset sale story.
Chamber of Commerce sues publishers for royalties
Friday, April 10, 2009
The economic slowdown apparently isn't the only financial issue facing the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. The chamber, which laid off staff this week, also filed suit seeking advertising revenue and royalties from the publisher of two of its publications.
More construction defect suits filed
Thursday, April 9, 2009
One of the occupations in Las Vegas that appears to have good job security is for construction defect attorneys, for both plaintiffs and defendants.
A grim economic forecast; Harrah's shines light on volunteering
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Everyone is pulling for the Las Vegas economy to turn around, and soon.

But forecaster after forecaster is being extra cautious. After all, just a year ago few realized how deep the recession would be both locally and nationally.
Strip performer sued; Earth Hour leaves power grid unharmed
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Where's the money?

That's what Las Vegas attorneys are asking illusionist Steve Wyrick.

A marketing company last month sued Wyrick, two performers and several businesses associated with him, alleging they failed to pay for advertising expenses for shows at Wyrick's theater.
Supply of hotel rooms; report shows Vegas bargains
Monday, April 6, 2009
One of the reasons newspapers, magazines and companies issue "Best of" and "Worst of" lists is to generate readership and attract customers. Keeping that in mind, we couldn't resist sharing this:
Brothel owner responds; wireless convention brings in 40,000
Friday, April 3, 2009
Dennis Hof, owner of one of Nevada's legal brothels, has weighed in on a proposal for the state to ease its budget troubles by imposing a $5 per-day excise tax on customers of prostitutes.
Bagel shop sues Suncoast, KB Home sticks with Vegas
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
It's probably not as ominous as it sounds, but a dispute over a bagel business at the Suncoast hotel-casino in Las Vegas has led to the filing of a racketeering lawsuit.

Attorneys Noel Gage and Janelle Lavigne hit Coast Hotels and Casinos Inc. with the suit March 30 in Clark County District Court. Their clients, the Bagel Cafe at the casino and its owners, claim the Suncoast has been falsifying reimbursements for gamblers' slot club points the cafe accepts for food and beverage purchases. The lawsuit also claims the Suncoast has been trying to pirate away key employees.
NV Energy's value, Chapman Dodge moves to Sahara Ave.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
In a story in Barron's arguing the stock of NV Energy is undervalued, it was noted that key electrical customers of NV Energy -- casino resorts --- are facing hard times because of the recession.
Sands leadership, new tenants at Miracle Mile Shops
Monday, March 30, 2009
Why would Las Vegas Sands Corp. board member Michael Leven want to take over as president and chief operating officer at the gaming company, replacing the ousted William Weidner?