Legal

People on the Move: Aug. 16-22

In the People: Alexis Michaud, Dustun Holmes, Mahna Pourshaban, Jeff Silver, Kristina Weller, Michael Whittaker, V.R. Bohman, Daniel Ivie, Robert Schaffer and more ...

Lawsuit alleges Zirtual violated federal law with unannounced layoffs

A lawsuit alleges that Las Vegas-based Zirtual violated federal law when it terminated about 400 employees without notice on Monday. Zirtual’s employees, many of them full-time, provided ...

Student sues after high school denies anti-abortion club

A student is suing her Las Vegas high school and the Clark County School District for denying her bid to start an anti-abortion club on campus. Attorneys filed the lawsuit ...

Dramatic law career is just part of his story

Attorney Michael Cristalli helped create the television series “The Defenders” and teaches a class at UNLV.

A Las Vegas attorney whose life was part of the inspiration for the television series “The Defenders” talks about why he enjoys hosting radio shows, what he teaches at UNLV and how the legal community has changed ...

MGM Resorts files lawsuit against Connecticut officials

A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.

Casino developer MGM Resorts International filed a lawsuit Tuesday against several top state officials, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying a law he signed that could lead to a third tribal casino in the state is unconstitutional because ...

Former Boulder City Police chief ordered to pay damages to bikers’ lawyer

A former Nevada police chief is on the hook to pay damages to a lawyer he sued after being accused of illegally directing officers to delete emails about ...

Parents trying to keep deceased daughter’s farewell notes sealed

The unpublished farewells of a seventh-grader who killed herself are the focus of a federal court battle between her parents who helped change Nevada school bullying law and Las Vegas school officials who ...

5 things to keep in mind as the Caesars bankruptcy progresses

An exterior view of Caesars Palace.

More than six months after a major division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. filed for bankruptcy, it’s still unclear exactly how the company will emerge on the other side. Caesars wants a Chicago bankruptcy court to ...

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 ...