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Indictment of ‘Vegas Dave’ illustrates how casinos use Social Security numbers

Using the wrong Social Security number in a casino can cost you millions of dollars and land you in jail as one professional sports bettor is finding out ...

Death penalty’s future debated before Assembly committee

The viewing room looking toward the newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison is seen Nov. 10, 2016. Nevada hasn't carried out an execution since 2006, and two state lawmakers have proposed abolishing capital punishment altogether.

Family members of murder victims shared often emotional testimony about the importance of punishing offenders with sufficient sentences, while one mother ...

Court: Aria not liable in fiery wreck after men left casino

Wrecked cars are shown after a shooting and multi-car accident that left three people dead and three injured on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning Feb. 21, 2013. EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo has been digitally altered to obscure an image of one of the victims.

The Nevada Court of Appeals has ruled the Aria is not liable for damages in the 2013 traffic death of a taxi passenger after a man who left the casino opened fire on another driver, leading to ...

Serial litigants sue Harrah's over ADA issues

A view of Harrah's Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip Friday, March 13, 2015.

A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disability Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas. ...

Trailblazing Hasidic female judge: 'It's the American dream'

Rachel Freier poses for a picture Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at her law office in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y. In some ways, Freier starts work in a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as apparently the first woman from Judaism's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community to be elected as a judge in the United States.

In some ways, Rachel Freier has a background that might be expected in a new civil court judge. She is a real estate lawyer who volunteers in family court and in her community, where she even serves as a paramedic. But Freier starts work Tuesday as something quite unexpected. She's believed to be the first woman from Judaism's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community to be elected as a judge in the United States ...

Nevada officials sued again over psychiatric patient busing

A new lawsuit revives allegations that Nevada officials bused psychiatric patients out of state after discharge and made no real plans for ...

Ireland to appeal EU's record $14 billion tax order on Apple

Ireland will appeal the European Union's landmark order to collect a record 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in taxes from Apple, the Irish Department of Finance announced Monday ...

Nevada Democratic Party sues GOP, Trump over alleged voter intimidation

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Democratic Party is suing the state Republican Party, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and others over alleged voter intimidation in Nevada and ...

Lawsuit seeks to quash initiative to end NV Energy monopoly

A lawsuit asks a Carson City court to invalidate the Energy Choice Initiative, a November ballot measure seeking to end NV Energy’s monopoly and create a competitive electricity market. Opponents are not challenging the ...

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 ...