Legal

Bill would let juries consider seatbelt use in taxi crash lawsuits

Accident reconstruction expert Rusty Haight drives a Ford Crown Victoria, a former taxi cab, into a Saturn sedan during car crash testing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Monday, June 4, 2012. The tests, conducted by the Collision Safety Institute Crash Testing Team, were held in conjunction with the 11th annual ARC-CSI Crash Conference.

A bill moving through the Nevada Legislature would allow juries in lawsuits about taxicab crashes to consider whether a passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The Senate Transportation Committee held ...

Lawsuit alleges Water District hid cost of failed water meter project

The Las Vegas Valley Water District covered up the true cost of a failed high-tech water meter installation project that “never worked” and led to errors in customers’ bills, according to a lawsuit filed ...

Class-action lawsuit says Las Vegas Strip casinos hid resort fees

Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns the Palazzo and Venetian resorts.

A class-action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges the Venetian and the Palazzo resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking ...

Law firm partner: ‘I can bask in the reflected glory of my people’

Attorney Mark Riccardi is regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, a labor and employment law firm.

Mark Ricciardi, regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, founded the firm’s Las Vegas office and has represented hotels, casinos, financial institutions, manufacturers, government agencies and other businesses since 1987 — including a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Judge insists Sands China hand over documents to former CEO

A Las Vegas Sands subsidiary has been ordered, again, to hand over documents without redactions in an ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit against the company. After an evidentiary hearing that ...

State pays out for deaths, dentures, fender benders and much more

Since 2013, the state paid $5.07 million to claimants alleging they were victims of wrongdoing brought on by the government. The 379 tort claims are a mishmash of ...

Assembly OKs bill to rein in construction-defect lawsuits

The state Assembly approved a bill today to curb lawyers from filing frivolous construction-defect lawsuits and collecting excessive fees. The vote on AB-125, which now goes to the Senate, passed ...

Sandoval unsure if he can override Laxalt’s decision on immigration lawsuit

Gov. Brian Sandoval said he doesn't think he legally can override the state's challenge to an order that would spare more people from deportation, but he plans to ...

Adelson’s alleged probes of Macau officials may be revealed in court

Sands China Ltd. (1928)’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is fair game in the feud between the billionaire and the casino operator’s former top executive. Steven Jacobs, locked in a four-year battle with Adelson, today won the right to ...

Catholic church appeals $500,000 jury award

Nevada Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday on an appeal by Catholic church officials of a $500,000 jury award to a man who says he was molested as a 13-year-old by a priest who had moved from Wisconsin to Las Vegas. A lawyer for ...

Settlement reached in lawsuit over flawed Strip hotel tower

A view of the Harmon tower in CityCenter on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The planned 47-story tower, stopped at 26 floors, is being demolished by MGM Resorts.

A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on ...

Former Las Vegas judge disbarred, awaits federal fraud sentence

Suspended Las Vegas area family court judge Steven Jones, right, walks out of federal court with his attorney Robert Draskovich Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Las Vegas. Jones pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his role in a decade-long investment scheme that prosecutors alleged reaped some $3 million.

A former Nevada state court judge has been disbarred ahead of sentencing next month after he pleaded guilty in a federal fraud case. The disbarment order against Steven Jones ...

Caesars Entertainment wants Delaware lawsuit tossed

A Delaware judge is weighing whether to grant a motion by Caesars Entertainment Corp. to dismiss a lawsuit by bondholders accusing the company of fraudulently transferring assets of its debt-laden operating unit in order to ...

Strip club wants court to reconsider ruling on dancers

The Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that dancers are club employees, not independent contractors, and therefore due minimum wage. If the ruling stands, it could cost the club ...

Uber’s legal case against Las Vegas’ uber-powerful taxicab industry

Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Is Uber legal? That's the question that Judge Douglas Herndon will consider Monday in a Clark County courtroom when he referees round two of the ...