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Court sides with Las Vegas casino worker fired for using medical marijuana

An exterior view of the Las Vegas Club during the casino's final night in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The casino closed it's doors at midnight.

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled a Las Vegas casino worker is entitled to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for testing positive for marijuana ...

Goodbye, Georgia; hello, Nevada: Anti-LGBT bill prompts business to relocate

Protestors hold up signs during a rally against a contentious "religious freedom" bill March 17, 2015, in Atlanta. The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval to the bill, one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill.

A businessman talks about why a law passed by the Georgia Legislature led to his decision to move to Delaware and Nevada.

Attorney’s advice: In life and business, talent should be nurtured

Whit Selert is a a labor and employment attorney with Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Senior of counsel at the law firm Fisher & Phillips talks about the importance of cultivating talent in Southern Nevada’s arts community, one of his most interesting slip-and-fall cases and his admiration of Leonardo da Vinci.

Lyft files lawsuit, says driver fee is ‘illegal tax’

In this Jan. 14, 2016, photo, a driver waits to pick up passengers at an Uber and Lyft pickup area at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Ride-hailing company Lyft filed a lawsuit against the city of Las Vegas today, alleging a new business license fee is too vague and defies state law. The lawsuit stems from a fee the Las Vegas City Council approved ...

Trailblazing Nevada attorney has enjoyed a lifetime of achievement

Booker T. Evans at his office,100 North City Parkway, in Las Vegas, Nev. on December 15, 2015.

Booker T. Evans moved to Las Vegas to be a counselor at UNLV. Before long, though, he realized his calling to become a lawyer. As one of the first black lawyers in the state, he was keenly aware of the responsibility he had to work hard and smart, paving a path for those who would follow him.

Nevada solar customers sue SolarCity over marketing

SolarCity workers practice installing solar panels at the company's new facility in Las Vegas.

A Northern Nevada couple is suing SolarCity, alleging that the national rooftop solar installer omitted and failed to disclose information about future rates before it ...

New court in Nevada has some appeal

A view of the construction site for the Nevada Court of Appeals building on Clark Avenue between Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday Dec. 13, 2015. The Federal Justice Tower, an 11-story office building under construction, is shone in the background.

The backlog of cases waiting to heard by the Nevada Supreme Court had reached almost 2,000 by 2014, more than any other state supreme court. Finally, voters decided enough was enough, and an appellate court was established. In just the first year, the impact was substantial. But what happens next?

For a lawyer, nothing can replace experience

Tammy Peterson of the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law firm was recently inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

A Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck attorney talks about her most memorable cases, offers advice to young lawyers and law students, and explains what makes the Las Vegas legal community the envy of her peers elsewhere.

The Notes: Law Quarterly, Feb. 7-13

In the Notes: Southern Nevada law firms given "Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking" on the 2016 US News-Best Law Firms list, plus the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's pro bono honorees ...

Nevada justices hear arguments in Las Vegas Sands Macau case

Sands Cotai Central, which sits just across from Venetian Macau.

The question of whether casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's company has to pay a $70 million judgment to a Hong Kong businessman for helping to secure business in Macau is ...

State treasurer: Hutchison should drop lawsuit or resign

Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz testifies in committee at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

Fighting among statewide elected officials over Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison’s controversial lawsuit regarding the state’s educational savings accounts ...

Restaurant group sues NYC over new salt-warning labels

In this undated image released earlier this year by the New York City Health Department, a graphic warning NYC consumers of high salt content in foods that is now required on menus at many fast-food and chain restaurants is already headed for a court fight.

New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped ...

Mom claims police chase caused son’s fatal motorcycle crash

A mother who claims her 22-year-old son was pursued by Metro Police when he crashed a motorcycle and died in November 2013 is alleging that police ...

Henderson Police officer sues city, claims gender bias

A Henderson Police officer is suing the city, alleging that male colleagues discriminated against her because she's a woman and ...

Passengers who fled plane fire in Las Vegas file lawsuit

Firefighters stand by a British Airways plane that caught fire Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at McCarran International Airport. An engine on the plane caught fire before takeoff, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides.

Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines. London-based Stewarts Law said Friday ...