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November 23, 2014

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Friday hearing planned on Mob Museum contract

A court hearing has been set for Friday on a motion that could further delay the plan to create the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas.

Clark County District Court Judge Susan Johnson on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order against the city at the request of Flagship Construction Co., which claims the city wrongly awarded an $11.5 million construction contract for the museum to APCO Construction.

Johnson set a hearing for Friday on Flagship's motion for a preliminary injunction, which if granted could delay progress on the museum while Flagship's lawsuit against the city is litigated.

Flagship sued the city Tuesday. The city has not yet filed a response to the suit and has declined comment on its allegations.

Flagship claims that even though APCO was the lowest bidder in the latest round of bidding, APCO isn't qualified for the job under contracting rules. Flagship also claims it was wrongly denied the job in the first round of bidding, even though it was the lowest bidder at that time.

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