Legal

The Notes: Law Today, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

In the Notes: Richard Harris Law Firm, Nathalie Daum, James Pisanelli, Todd Bice, Farhan Naqvi, John Frankovich, Andrew Gabriel and more ...

Lawsuit accuses Wynn of discriminating against worker with PTSD

An exterior view of the Wynn and Encore Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

Wynn Las Vegas is accused of discriminating against a U.S. veteran who was working there as a security guard and had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder ...

Attorney’s message: Respect, acknowledge all the people who make your day easier

The youngest partner at the law firm Solomon, Dwiggins & Freer discusses the importance of economic diversification in Southern Nevada, lawyers’ participation in the community and accountability in the workplace.

Law Quarterly: Notes and awards

In the Notes: Booker Evans Jr., Cynthia Alexander, Mary Tran, Colin Seale, Allison Kheel, Beverly Salhanick, Jessica Moyeda, Joe Rajchel, Michael Lowry and more ...

With little consensus, energy-related lawsuits move through court system

In this file photo, solar supporters hold signs during a rally in front of Public Utilities Commission offices in January 2016. On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, members of Nevada's New Energy Task Force heard public comments critical of a ruling by the utilities commission that raised fees for rooftop solar customers.

Some important pieces of Nevada's energy future are in limbo, with a web of lawsuits and backroom dealings highlighting conflicts among regulators, trade groups ...

Musician sues Blue Man Group in royalties case

The Blue Man Group performs in an undated handout image. Ian Pai, who build sets and composed some of the troupe's original music, contends that he has been underpaid in royalties for decades and has filed a lawsuit seeking at least $150 million.

The Blue Man Group, whose shows feature a trio of mute, alienesque, marshmallow-tossing, percussion-thumping bald and painted characters, has grown from its beginnings in the 1980s New York performance art scene to a global brand that has entertained more than 35 million people. Now, one of its earliest artistic and musical collaborators is suing the company and its three founders ...

Hyperloop One sues 4 who accused the startup of harassment

Hyperloop One Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar, CEO Rob Lloyd and CTO Brogan BamBrogan talk about the company vision during a Hyperloop One sled test at their facility in North Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

After a lawsuit was filed against the high-speed train startup Hyperloop One, accusing some of its top figures of harassment and mismanagement, the company is fighting back ...

Judge issues emergency order in Switch lawsuit

In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, a car drives by a Switch data center in Las Vegas.

A federal judge has issued an emergency order to preserve potential evidence in data company Switch’s lawsuit against the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and NV Energy. Switch sued ...

NV Energy surprised by Switch lawsuit, calls its claims baseless

Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.

NV Energy plans to defend itself against a $30 million lawsuit filed by Las Vegas-based data company Switch, arguing that the complaint includes “baseless claims” against ...

Chemical plume in central Las Vegas to soon undergo cleanup

A monitoring well is shown Wednesday, June 15, 2016, near Maryland Square Shopping Center, where nearly two decades ago environmental regulators discovered a cancer-causing chemical near Boulevard Mall.

For years, residents of the Paradise Palms neighborhood in central Las Vegas have been awaiting cleanup of a chemical plume caused by spills at a nearby dry-cleaning establishment. Now, Nevada environmental protection authorities ...

U.S. judge gives Caesars temporary reprieve from lawsuits

A U.S. judge on Wednesday temporarily halted lawsuits seeking $11.4 billion in damages from Caesars Entertainment Corp., urging ...

With state and federal marijuana laws in opposition, attorneys in Nevada waiting to exhale

Medical marijuana patient Mark Belding responds to a question during an interview in front of Euphoria Wellness, 7785 S. Jones Blvd., the first marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. An opening on Monday was only available to preregistered patients.

Nevada law allows the sale and use of medical marijuana, but attorneys here could soon face punishment for professional misconduct if they get involved in the business — or don’t get out, even though they may have invested a lot of money. The Nevada Supreme Court ...

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.