Legal

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 ...

Former union-busting corporate attorney takes on Amazon in Supreme Court wage case

Nevada attorney Mark Thierman has gone from working for big companies to filing lawsuits against them. He is currently counsel in a suit that alleges Amazon warehouse employees should be paid for the time they spend waiting in line to pass through a metal detector at the end of shifts.

Members of the carpenters’ union shot at him. The Teamsters chased him down a freeway and the longshoremen slashed his tires. But today, things are different for ...

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 ...

Coalition challenges selection of judges in gay marriage case affecting Nevada

Tara Traynor and Cathy Grimes finally make it to the front of the line to receive their marriage certificate from the Marriage License Bureau on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.

When a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in California struck down bans last month on same-sex marriage in Idaho and Nevada, it was no surprise. The panel included ...

Lawyer to seek back wages for up to 20,000 strippers

A Las Vegas lawyer says he plans to file a class-action lawsuit seeking back wages for up to 20,000 strippers after a court ruling this week that dancers are club employees and not independent contractors. The Nevada Supreme Court ruled ...

MGM sues men proposing pot shop over trademark

A single apostrophe won't be enough to separate M life and M'Life in the minds of customers, according to an MGM Resorts trademark lawsuit against ...

Paul Oliver’s family sues NFL over his suicide

San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver in an NFL game between the San Diego Chargers and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in San Diego.

The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his ...

Cliven Bundy says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his

Rancher Cliven Bundy poses at his ranch house near Bunkerville, Sunday, May 4, 2014.

A Southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents during a cattle roundup in April now says he's seen no proof that his cow caused ...

Washoe School Board offers superintendent $25,000 to settle lawsuit

The Washoe County School Board has voted to offer School Superintendent Pedro Martinez $25,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed in the wake of his sudden firing and ...

Judge to rule in rent dispute between pizzeria, Tivoli Village

A resolution is in sight in a two-year rent dispute between the owners of Radio City Pizzeria and the slowly developing Tivoli Village at Queensridge. Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman this week is expected to ...

Investors in failed Mob Experience: Jay Bloom ‘has given us a shot at making our money back’

Jay Bloom, managing partner of the Las Vegas Mob Experience, poses in a prison bus at the Tropicana Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The $25 million Mob Experience will officially open March 29. The bus was originally to provide transportation to the experience but will instead be converted into a ticket booth, Bloom said.

Jay Bloom could have left Las Vegas and never looked back. He was sued multiple times by investors, lenders and contractors involved with the Las Vegas Mob Experience, the museum he founded and briefly operated at the Tropicana in 2011. The attraction went bankrupt, was sold for cents on the dollar and closed. But Bloom didn't cut and run. He fought the lawsuits, and today, he not only has put his legal problems to rest but is vowing to repay his investors, even though he's not legally obligated to do so.

Jury awards couple $2.4 million in suit against Meridian developer

A jury today awarded $2.4 million to a couple who sued the developers of an upscale condominium complex near the Las Vegas Strip.