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Tuesday, October 28, 2008Last Update: 11:34:18 AM

Judicial Candidate Sues Paper

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - A candidate for family court judge claims he lost an election because the Las Vegas Review-Journal defamed him by reporting that he owed child support to his ex-wife. Robert Lueck concedes he owed "a very small amount of money" due to the "irrational intransigence of his ex-wife."
     But he says he made up the amounts due before the election. He claims that because he was out of office when he got behind on payments, he was a private figure then.
     Lueck was a family court judge from 1999 to 2004. He ran for a newly created family court judgeship in 2006. He claims the Review-Journal and its reporter Ed Vogel defamed him in an Oct. 26, 2006 story about his child support, and in a follow-up story on Oct. 28.
     Lueck sued pro se in Clark County Court.