Legal

Failure to reauthorize Export-Import Bank upsets business owners

From left, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY., participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 11, 2015. The Senators called on Senate Majority Leader McConnell to quickly move forward with a real path to extending the life of the Export- Import bank. In a symbolic vote, 65 senators voted in favor of extending the bank.

On July 1, Congress went into recess without voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, an 81-year-old federal credit agency that provides financial support to help U.S. companies sell goods overseas and allows businesses such as Innova Technologies to export goods even when private insurers are hesitant to partake in risky investments ...

Assemblyman explains why he pushed law regulating drone use

Joe Burns, Scott Carrigan and Dan Johnson of Sensurion Aerospace prepare the Sensurion Aerospace Magpie commercial drone for a flight Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, near Boulder City.

The real-world applications for drones are nearly limitless: Police could use them for search operations; businesses could use them for delivery or marketing. But unmanned aerial vehicles have critics, too, who worry the technology could undermine civil liberties. Are you protected if ...

Appellate court orders more hearings on Fremont Street liquor ordinance

Signage advises that package liquor is not allowed to be consumed at the Fremont Street Experience Thursday, July 17, 2014.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the city must explain why the restrictions apply only to packaged liquor stores. It said other ordinances by Las Vegas encourage the consumption of alcohol ...

Gordon Silver’s move leaves Hughes Center with swanky, 54,000-square-foot vacancy

The Gordon Silver law firm has moved into an office building at 500 N. Rainbow Blvd., as seen Saturday, July 18, 2015.

With stone flooring, glass conference-room walls, a private stairwell and a lounge with ventilation that sucked the cigar fumes from the room, the high-rise headquarters of law firm Gordon Silver conveyed a message of success. It cost a lot to look that good and live that large. But Gordon Silver, hollowed out by waves of defections this year, has moved across town, leaving a gaping hole in ...

Company with Romo ties sues NFL over canceled fantasy event

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo smiles as he walks off the field during an NFL-organized team activity Wednesday, July 21, 2015, in Irving, Texas.

A company partly owned by Tony Romo is suing the NFL over a canceled fantasy football event that was to involve the Dallas quarterback and other star players in ...

Judge keeps exhibit sealed in Las Vegas Sands case

In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies in court in Las Vegas.

A Nevada judge on Thursday denied an attempt to unseal a private investigator's report in a wrongful termination case against casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China Ltd. and the companies' chairman Sheldon Adelson. The ruling came after ...

Guest column: Keep personal, business liabilities separate

No business can eliminate the risk of exposure to a lawsuit. The good news is that any business can significantly reduce its exposure with a risk mitigation strategy ...

Clark County schools to settle insurance suit for $1.65M

The Clark County School District says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the agency ended the broker's contract prematurely. The district announced ...

Vegas lawyer wants Google to ID people he says defame him

Attorney Adam Kutner's lawyer, Bradley Booke, said Thursday the goal is to identify people posting what he calls obscene, vulgar and false information about Kutner, and then sue them for defamation ...

Office park owners sue Gordon Silver law firm in dispute over unpaid rent

The law firm Gordon Silver once occupied three floors totaling about 54,000 square feet at this office building at 3690 Howard Hughes Parkway. The firm has moved to a 2,883-square-foot furnished suite at 500 N. Rainbow Blvd.

Owners of the Hughes Center office park, where Gordon Silver occupied three floors totaling about 54,000 square feet, sued the decades-old firm, alleging ...

Nevada to get $1.7M in national JPMorgan Chase settlement

State Attorney General Adam Laxalt says Nevada will get $1.7 million under a nationwide settlement with JPMorgan Chase stemming from debt collection practices. The agreement announced Wednesday involves ...

Nevada adds $200K to fight California patient busing lawsuit

Nevada officials including Gov. Brian Sandoval have approved more money to fend off a lawsuit that San Francisco filed over alleged psychiatric patient dumping. The Nevada Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to approve $200,000 more to continue ...

Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fights

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum shakes hands with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a news conference at Nokia Theater on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are scheduled to fight May 2 in Las Vegas.

Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights ...

Gamblers’ abuse claims test sovereignty of U.S. tribal casinos

A table game area is reflected on a ceiling mirror in Foxwoods Resort Casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Mashantucket, Conn. in this 2006 file photo. Lawsuits making their way through federal courts are testing the principle of sovereign immunity when it comes to abuse claims at tribal casinos. So-called “advantage players” are made to feel unwelcome, regularly being tossed and and blacklisted. But gamblers have limited options to press claims of mistreatment at Native American-owned properties, which generally are shielded from lawsuits in outside courts by laws recognizing tribes’ sovereignty.

A pair of lawsuits in federal courts is testing the principle of tribal immunity in cases involving allegations of abuse and bias in tribal justice systems ...

Nevada still hopes to have patient-dumping case dismissed

Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital

As far as San Francisco is concerned, a lawsuit pushing back against Nevada’s one-time practice of busing mentally ill patients to California will be moving forward. But Nevada is saying not so fast. The Supreme Court ...