Legal

Court upholds $1M judgment against firm in Wal-Mart customer’s death

On the night of June 2, 2004, Michael Born purchased a headlight from the Wal-Mart at 201 N. Nellis Blvd. He was installing it in his car in the store’s parking lot when Raymond Alton Garrett, then 37, approached Born, struck him in the head and …

Super Liquor co-owner pleads guilty in tax scheme

Ramzi Suliman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States ...

Many lawyers for many laws

Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic at UNLV. The portraits behind him are of refugees he has encountered.

More than 250 sub-areas of practice are covered among 70 core areas of law, so picking the right legal specialty can come down to an attorney’s personal interests ...

Website guides users through do-it-yourself family law

Gregory Mills, Bryon Mills and Daniel Anderson, from Mills & Mills Law Group, discuss the firm’s website nevadapowerlaw.com.

Mills & Mills Law Group spent a year developing a website to save clients time and money handling family matters. Users can work on their own divorce, custody, adoption, guardianship and termination of parental rights paperwork, then work with an attorney to finish the process.

Judge won’t reconsider dismissal of patient-dumping lawsuit against psychiatric hospital

This is the front sign for the Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

A federal judge has declined to reconsider a lawsuit alleging that officials at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas violated a patient's civil rights by giving him a bus ticket to California upon discharge. U.S. District Court Judge James Mahan issued...

Judge: Family trust clear about removing Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sits with his wife, Shelly, during a Clippers game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles.

With a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge suggested Monday that the terms of a family trust are clear enough to remove Donald Sterling as a trustee and allow ...

Summerlin Hospital sues attorney for defamation

The lawsuit points to a May 13 news conference in which Cottle implied the hospital may have avoided diagnosing Vanessa White and her baby with tuberculosis in order to skirt …

Going after deep pockets: Six employee lawsuits against Strip casinos

Encore, Wynn and Palazzo are seen Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Workplace lawsuits are a common headache for most large employers, including Las Vegas' booming Strip casinos. Last year alone, 18,492 lawsuits were filed in federal courts nationwide over perceived labor law violations. The total makes up nearly 7 percent of all civil cases submitted. From Mandalay Bay to Circus Circus, each Strip casino gets caught up in...

Lawsuit alleges ex-superintendent Dwight Jones ‘buried’ multimillion-dollar deficit

A local health insurance broker has sued the Clark County School District, alleging wrongful termination as well as financial mismanagement by ...

A year after massive salmonella outbreak, legal cloud still lingers over Firefly

Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar on Paradise Road sits closed Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Unresolved claims remain against the restaurant, and potential plaintiffs have plenty of time to seek damages before Nevada's two-year statute of limitations runs its course. Lawsuits spawned by the outbreak accuse ...

N.J. judge rules casino not liable in unshuffled cards case

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, pictured here in 2012, won a ruling in a New Jersey court that it does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized that the cards had not been shuffled, and it can move to recover more than $500,000 it already paid the gamblers.

A casino does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized the cards had not been shuffled, and it can move to recover more than $500,000 it already paid them, a judge ruled Friday. The Superior Court judge ruled that because the cards had been unshuffled, that made the game of mini-baccarat in April 2012 illegal under state casino rules. A lawyer for...

Judge awards Ruvo’s company $5 million-plus in case against competitor

Larry Ruvo finishes a day of work in his office at Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.

After years of court battles, Las Vegas alcohol distributor Larry Ruvo’s company has been awarded more than $5 million from a competitor that was found to have illegally undercut him. But whether Ruvo collects all of his court-ordered payments is ...

Court overturns $6.6 million judgment for man injured at Palms

The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $6.6 million judgment awarded to a man whose knee was injured as souvenirs were tossed to the crowd while he was...

Beastie Boys rapper testifies in case vs. Monster

Beastie Boys rapper Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz leaves federal court in Manhattan with his wife Kathleen Hanna after testifying at a copyright trial stemming from a lawsuit his musical group brought against a beverage maker over the use of five of their songs in a video, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in New York.

A Beastie Boys rapper says the legendary hip-hop group would never license songs to endorse commercial products. Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz testified in ...

‘Eyesore’ news racks along Strip to be replaced by county-owned, uniform racks

A man checks out a newsrack on the Strip near Spring Mountain Road containing magazines advertising female entertainers who will travel to homes and hotel rooms.

The decision affects 288 news rack locations on the Strip. Commissioners have called the racks eyesores that clog sidewalks. Many of the current racks display adult-themed publications that feature …