Legal

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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?

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 ...

When it comes to law firms, what’s in a name?

Before hiring a law firm, consumers may make value judgments based solely on the letterhead. The State Bar of Nevada regulates names of law firms, but the rules don’t cover every possibility. Some clients have discovered that they haven’t received the representation the firm’s name might lead them to expect.

The Notes: Law Quarterly, Nov. 15-21

In the Notes: Robin Perkins, Cynthia Alexander, Karl Riley, David Johnson, Samuel Schwartz, Frank Flansburg III, Vincent Savarese III, the Southern Nevada attorneys who made the list of the Best Lawyers in America for 2016 ...

Party like your lawyer, not like a rock star

Businesses should not lose sight of regulations that to apply to company-sponsored events, even social functions. Company officials should plan each holiday party in detail.

Trump lawsuit aims to set record straight on where he slept in Las Vegas

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump makes a statement during his speech in Mystere at Treasure Island during another campaign stop in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 08, 2015.

Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump is suing over where he slept during a recent Las Vegas campaign stop. Trump's companies that own the ...

Nevada fights against ACLU suit over voucher-like program

Nevada is fighting back against a lawsuit that could dismantle the state's sweeping new school choice program, saying the program is neutral on religion even if parents can apply public funds to parochial schools. The Nevada Attorney General's Office filed a ...