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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 ...

Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury

Floyd Mayweather connects to the chin of Manny Pacquiao late in their fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 2, 2015

The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas on behalf of two plaintiffs, identified as Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran ...

Analysis: Judge’s ruling that blocks Allegiant pilots from striking isn’t a surprise

Allegiant Air pilots picket in front of the Allegiant Air headquarters in Summerlin on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

Airline pilots face more barriers than almost any other set of U.S. workers to legally go on strike, experts say, and such walkouts rarely occur. One lasted just minutes before ...

Bill would let juries consider seatbelt use in taxi crash lawsuits

Accident reconstruction expert Rusty Haight drives a Ford Crown Victoria, a former taxi cab, into a Saturn sedan during car crash testing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Monday, June 4, 2012. The tests, conducted by the Collision Safety Institute Crash Testing Team, were held in conjunction with the 11th annual ARC-CSI Crash Conference.

A bill moving through the Nevada Legislature would allow juries in lawsuits about taxicab crashes to consider whether a passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The Senate Transportation Committee held ...

Lawsuit alleges Water District hid cost of failed water meter project

The Las Vegas Valley Water District covered up the true cost of a failed high-tech water meter installation project that “never worked” and led to errors in customers’ bills, according to a lawsuit filed ...

Class-action lawsuit says Las Vegas Strip casinos hid resort fees

Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns the Palazzo and Venetian resorts.

A class-action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges the Venetian and the Palazzo resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking ...

Law firm partner: ‘I can bask in the reflected glory of my people’

Attorney Mark Riccardi is regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, a labor and employment law firm.

Mark Ricciardi, regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, founded the firm’s Las Vegas office and has represented hotels, casinos, financial institutions, manufacturers, government agencies and other businesses since 1987 — including a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Judge insists Sands China hand over documents to former CEO

A Las Vegas Sands subsidiary has been ordered, again, to hand over documents without redactions in an ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit against the company. After an evidentiary hearing that ...

State pays out for deaths, dentures, fender benders and much more

Since 2013, the state paid $5.07 million to claimants alleging they were victims of wrongdoing brought on by the government. The 379 tort claims are a mishmash of ...

Assembly OKs bill to rein in construction-defect lawsuits

The state Assembly approved a bill today to curb lawyers from filing frivolous construction-defect lawsuits and collecting excessive fees. The vote on AB-125, which now goes to the Senate, passed ...

Sandoval unsure if he can override Laxalt’s decision on immigration lawsuit

Gov. Brian Sandoval said he doesn't think he legally can override the state's challenge to an order that would spare more people from deportation, but he plans to ...

Adelson’s alleged probes of Macau officials may be revealed in court

Sands China Ltd. (1928)’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is fair game in the feud between the billionaire and the casino operator’s former top executive. Steven Jacobs, locked in a four-year battle with Adelson, today won the right to ...