The Bristlecone Tribune just acquired two “COMPLAINTS” regarding lawsuits brought against the Nevada Northern Railway Foundation, Inc. by the the State of Nevada, Division of State Lands, Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources.
At this time we do know that Case No. CV2309082 is in regards to The East Ely Depot and The Freight Barn Deeds. The State of Nevada holds title to both real properties.
Case No. CV2309885 is in regards to artifacts related to its museums in the name of the State of Nevada either owned or required by the State. Note: Copies of the Complaints can be purchased at the Justice Center, 1786 Great Basin Boulevard in Ely, Nevada.
The State of Nevada, Division of State Lands, Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources filed a lawsuit against Nevada Northern Railway Foundation, Inc. (formerly known as the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation) on Sept. 14, 2023 in the Seventh Judicial District Court in White Pine County.
First Cause of Action> Quiet Title regarding the Freight Barn
Second Cause of Action> Quiet Title regarding the East Ely Depot
Third Cause of Action> Unjust Enrichment
Fourth Cause of Action> Declaratory Relief
The State of Nevada, Division of State Lands, Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources filed a lawsuit against Nevada Northern Railway Foundation, Inc. (formerly known as the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation) on Sept. 21, 2023 in the Seventh Judicial District Court in White Pine County.
First Cause of Action> Conservation/Declaratory Relief
Second Cause of Action> Intentional Interference with a Contract
Third Cause of Action> Injunctive Relief
In last Thursday’s city council meeting Mark Bassett, Executive Director, NNRy spoke to the council regarding the above-mentioned lawsuits, and informed them of the following:
- “State sued the Foundation last Friday”
- “Foundation will be paying all legal bills”
- “State may sue “city” as well”
- “The state will more than likely want to quietly resolve issue in their favor
- “The state may try to avoid court with a motion to dismiss, and not bring the “city” into the lawsuits”
- “If the “city” can voice their support for the Foundation, maybe Governor Lombardo will get involved”
- “The city hasn’t taken any action to join the Foundation regarding allegations”
- “Foundation will give the City of Ely, in writing, a statement that they will pay for their own legal fees”
- “Any changes or notifications will be brought back before the council”
Note: Please visit https://www.cityofelynv.gov to view agendas and minutes of meetings.
These lawsuits deal with issues stemming from 30 years prior to current. The Bristlecone Tribune will update the community only after we are comfortable in stating the true nature, and facts of both complaints.
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