Legal

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.

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 ...

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?