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Jury asked to award comedian Wallace millions over injury at Bellagio

Comedian George Wallace appears in court for his lawsuit against Bellagio on Friday, March 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.

A jury in Las Vegas is being asked to award more than $7.1 million in lost earnings to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he says he suffered while performing in ...

Officials announce $1.1 billion for cleanup of contaminated Henderson industrial site

More than $1 billion will be paid to a trust responsible for cleaning up a former chemical manufacturing site in Henderson that has led to contamination in Lake Mead. The money is part of a $5.15 billion settlement involving …

Xerox, Nevada health exchange target of class-action filing

A class-action lawsuit filed against Xerox and Nevada's health exchange alleges thousands of Nevadans may have paid for policies but remain uninsured because of …

$9 million judgment against former Crazy Horse Too owner upheld

The Crazy Horse Too strip club on Industrial Road is shown in September 2007.

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld a $9 million judgment against former Las Vegas strip club owner Rick Rizzolo in a case where a customer was...

Comic George Wallace testifies in lawsuit against Bellagio

In this Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, actor and comedian George Wallace arrives at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas.

Comedian George Wallace wasn’t laughing Thursday when he told a Nevada jury he’s been permanently hobbled by a leg injury for which he is seeking $9 million from a Las Vegas Strip resort. Wallace, 61, left his trademark beret …

Animal rescue group thrust into limelight of 'Arson Puppies' case

A Dachshund and French bulldog look out from a kennel at the Animal Foundation Campus, 655 N. Mojave Road, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. They were among 27 puppies rescued during a fire at the Prince and Princess Pet Shop on Jan. 27.

Earlier this month, the phone rang at A Home 4 Spot Animal Rescue. It was the attorney for Donald Thompson, one of the co-owners of the fire-ravaged Prince and Princess Pet Boutique. He wanted to …

County OKs settlement to end two lawsuits by Health District

The first lawsuit stems from the Health District’s claim that the county was thwarting its attempt to acquire property for a new building to replace its outdated space on Shadow Lane, which was closed in 2012. The second lawsuit involved a claim by the Health District that it was …

Meter begins ticking for UMC as judge weighs special master’s role in unpaid overtime case

The trauma section of UMC is seen Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

After determining University Medical Center needed outside assistance following court orders, a federal judge will decide later today just how much guidance the hospital needs.

Judge temporarily halts raffle of 'Arson Puppies'

A French bulldog puppy looks out from a kennel at the Animal Foundation Campus, 655 N. Mojave Road, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The dog was among 27 puppies rescued during a fire at the Prince and Princess Pet Shop on Jan. 27.

A judge has granted a temporary order stopping a raffle of the 27 puppies rescued from a Las Vegas business that authorities say a woman and a man tried to torch. The order issued Friday blocks...

Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

This undated photo released by Gomez Trial Attorneys courtesy of the Pankey family, shows Aidan Pankey and one of his pet rats.

A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from ...

Lawsuit filed to block voter-identification petition

A lawsuit has been filed in District Court to block attempts at a petition initiative that would require voters to show identification before casting ballots.

Ex-UCLA star selling cars in Henderson, taking on NCAA over pay

 In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. is pictured at his office in Las Vegas.

The first time Ed O'Bannon went up against the NCAA he was an 18-year-old with some serious talent and even more serious aspirations to play basketball at UNLV.

Lawsuit filed over Nevada subsidies to private firms

A conservative Nevada think tank filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the governor's economic development office, claiming subsidies funneled to private businesses are unconstitutional.

Crazy Horse Too rides again after judge reins in past ruling

Crazy Horse Too

All this craziness turned into some serious business, as a pair of Las Vegas strip clubs have tussled for months over the application of the word “crazy.”