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October 2, 2014

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F Street Fiasco

The lawsuit against the City of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada will not be withdrawn now that lawmakers are forcing the city and state to reopen F Street, a primary access between downtown Las Vegas and the predominantly African-American "west side."

F Street Lawsuit/Indymac Lawsuit

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It's been decades since the Westside represented the valley's geographical boundary to the west but it remains today, if only by virtue of its storied history, the symbol of segregation in Southern Nevada.

Attorney Matthew Callister, who represents Westside residents, and author and activist Trish Geran talk about what's next now that state lawmakers are forcing the city and state to pay 10s of millions of dollars to restore access on F Street.

Callister also discusses the first class action lawsuit in Nevada filed against a major lender (Indymac Bank, now OneWest) for deceptive practices and failing to ascertain the credit-worthiness of its borrowers. Callister is banking on Indymac's inability to provide loan files documenting those efforts.

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