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Judge Dismisses Plaza Strip vs. Plaza Downtown Lawsuit Dismissal Claim

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 3rd September 2008 5:49pm
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The lawsuit between Plaza (on the Strip) and Plaza (downtown) will head to a jury hearing on September 11, after Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez dismissed Plaza Strip's petition to dismiss the lawsuit altogether.

At issue is Plaza Strip's intended use of the name "Plaza" for its planned project built atop the dust of the former New Frontier. The downtown Plaza, formerly known as the Union Plaza charges that the use of the Plaza name for the Plaza Strip project is will confuse visitors (duh) and it infringes on the established identity of the downtown Plaza.

ElAd Properties - owners of the Plaza Strip project - chose to name the project "Plaza Las Vegas" after their flagship property, the legendary

Plaza Hotel in New York City.

There's no way in hell that ElAd has a chance in hell to win this lawsuit, other than paying off the downtown Plaza's owners Tamares Group to drop the suit and change their name.



Comments & Discussion:

Personally, I think the legal proceedings will eventually be shown to be a waste of time, as the Elad project is essentially dead in the water in my book. They overpaid for the land, the project is delayed (which since they haven't started construction yet probably is akin to when they put a TV show on hiatus and you never see it again), and it looks like they may have to figure out some way to get the name they want to use. Note to the Tamares folks: See how much it would cost to get the rights so they could rename The Plaza to Biff's Casino.......

i don't think the Plaza Las Vegas will ever get built. At least not with that name.

Anyone taking bets??

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