Judge: Las Vegas Friends Must Donate Only to Library
A district court judge issued a preliminary injunction June 9 preventing the Friends of Southern Nevada Libraries from distributing money made from its book sales to any organization but the Las VegasClark County Library District.
The library sued the Friends in May, the culmination of a messy dispute over the library’s demand that the Friends be audited and the Friends’ threat to dissolve and disburse its funds to other groups. District Judge Mark Denton also required the Friends to be audited, which the Friends had already agreed to, and anticipates having completed by mid-June, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported June 10.
“I hope that the bloodletting of these unnecessary expenses of public funds can stop now,” said library Director Daniel Walters. The lawsuit cost the library approximately $45,000.
Posted on June 13, 2008. Discuss.