Legal

Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fights

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum shakes hands with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a news conference at Nokia Theater on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are scheduled to fight May 2 in Las Vegas.

Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights ...

Gamblers’ abuse claims test sovereignty of U.S. tribal casinos

A table game area is reflected on a ceiling mirror in Foxwoods Resort Casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Mashantucket, Conn. in this 2006 file photo. Lawsuits making their way through federal courts are testing the principle of sovereign immunity when it comes to abuse claims at tribal casinos. So-called “advantage players” are made to feel unwelcome, regularly being tossed and and blacklisted. But gamblers have limited options to press claims of mistreatment at Native American-owned properties, which generally are shielded from lawsuits in outside courts by laws recognizing tribes’ sovereignty.

A pair of lawsuits in federal courts is testing the principle of tribal immunity in cases involving allegations of abuse and bias in tribal justice systems ...

Nevada still hopes to have patient-dumping case dismissed

Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital

As far as San Francisco is concerned, a lawsuit pushing back against Nevada’s one-time practice of busing mentally ill patients to California will be moving forward. But Nevada is saying not so fast. The Supreme Court ...

Inmate wounded by guard sues Nevada prison officials

Nevada prison inmate who was wounded by shotgun blasts that killed another prisoner has accused the state Department of Corrections chief, supervisors and guards of deliberate indifference and ...

Attorney: ‘Proper trust and estate planning is extremely important’

Attorney Dana Dwiggins, a partner at Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, strikes a balance between managing the law firm and handling her own caseload, plus making time for family and devoting time and energy to Safe Nest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.

Dana Dwiggins became managing partner at Solomon Dwiggins & Freer at age 32. In addition to practicing law — focusing on probate and trust litigation, small-business litigation, trust and estate administration, guardianships, and trust and wills — she oversees all financial aspects of the firm ...

Casinos are improving their efforts to fight money laundering, Treasury official says

The casino industry has improved its efforts to keep illegal money off the casino floor, said Stephanie Brooker, director of the enforcement division of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

The gaming industry’s fight against criminals who want to use casinos to disguise illegal money was front and center Thursday at the Paris resort. There, industry leaders and ...

Law firm’s program helps entrepreneurs avoid rookie mistakes

Brothers Spencer, left, and Thomas Typinski, center, talk with Fennemore Craig director Mark Hawkins about their business, Peak Physique.

Run by attorneys who specialize in startups, the venture accelerator program offers legal advice and tailors its approach to need. But there’s much more to the program than a little lawyerly hand-holding ...

Snoop Dogg sues beer-maker Pabst over sale profits

In this March 14, 2015 file photo, Snoop Dogg speaks at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Snoop Dogg filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Pabst Brewing Co., in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, June 8, 2015, seeking 10 percent of the price paid to the company last year for its Colt 45 malt beer operations.

Snoop Dogg signed a three-year agreement in 2011 to endorse Colt 45's fruit-flavored beer called Blast by Colt 45. The lawsuit states his contract called for him to receive ...

B.B. King estate fight looms for family group, longtime aide

In this June 26, 2010, photo, B.B. King performs during the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. King died Thursday, May 14, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said.

A battle over B.B. King's estate is moving from the headlines to the courthouse in Las Vegas. Lawyers for the blues legend's designated executor have filed documents to ...

13 more attorneys leaving Gordon Silver’s Nevada offices

Law firm Dickinson Wright has hired 13 attorneys from Gordon Silver, a Las Vegas firm that's been hit with many resignation in recent months. Dickinson Wright's Las Vegas offices, 8363 W. Sunset Road, are pictured above on Friday, June 5, 2015.

Seven attorneys in Las Vegas and six in Reno are joining rival Dickinson Wright, nearly doubling that firm’s lawyer headcount in Nevada. The departures are wiping out Gordon Silver’s small presence in Reno and depleting its already-shrunken ranks in Las Vegas ...

Battle involving college, closed casino is part of Caesars bankruptcy case

This photo taken Friday, April 24, 2015, shows the former Showboat and Trump Taj Mahal casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. Stockton bought the Showboat in December from Caesars for $18 million. But Trump Taj Mahal is enforcing a 1988 legal covenant prohibiting Showboat from being used as anything other than a casino hotel.

Stockton University bought the Showboat in December from Caesars for $18 million. But the Trump Taj Mahal is enforcing a 1988 legal covenant prohibiting ...

UNLV law professor is a key player in Caesars Entertainment bankruptcy case

Nancy Rapoport

UNLV law professor Nancy Rapoport was recently appointed to lead a committee that reviews bills for legal work as well as other professional fees and expenses tied to ...

Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, celebrates during his welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some ...

Commercial litigator: ‘Efficiency is a word I rightfully hear over and over from my clients’

John Delikanakis, of the law firm Snell & Wilmer, stresses the importance of learning clients’ business operations.

John Delikanakis with Snell & Wilmer views his role as a commercial litigator as ...

Amid resignations, law firm Gordon Silver figuring out what’s next

A view of an office building at 3690 Howard Hughes Parkway Monday, May 11, 2015. The law firm of Gordon Silver is a tenant of the building occupying the top three floors.

The resignations have shrunk the roster of local attorneys at the firm, known for its big bankruptcy practice, and sparked rumors that it’s on the brink of closing ...