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Biotech, pharma trade groups argue Nevada law targeting diabetes medicines ‘unconstitutional’

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 14, 2017, 4:14pm

The plaintiffs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, and Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO, filed their lawsuit against Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and the head of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada Sept. 1. They allege Senate Bill 539, signed into law by Sandoval in June, will violate patent rights and negate trade secret protection for designated diabetes medicines.

Nevada strengthens law governing financial planners

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 15, 2017, 1:15pm

The revised state law, which became effective July 1, essentially requires investment advisers and stock brokers now to abide by the same fiduciary standards as others in the financial industry.

Nevada attorney general leads 10-state coalition defending state rights in regulating groundwater

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:32am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced Aug. 10 that he is leading a 10-state coalition of attorneys general in a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending state rights in regulating groundwater.

Nevada announces $1.2 million in funding for new UNR Med OB/GYN department

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:21am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced July 17 that $1.2 million has been allocated to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) for a new OB/GYN department based in Reno with UNR Med community and hospital partners.

Nevada Supreme Court denies Minimum Wage Amendment relief to cab company

Melissa Busch Mar. 30, 2017, 1:20pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court on March 16 denied Western Cab's petition for extraordinary relief under the state’s Minimum Wage Amendment, which allows employers to pay lower wages to employees when they also offer them health benefits.

Nevada files brief on behalf of 21 states opposing Labor Department overtime rule appeal

Mark Iandolo Jan. 24, 2017, 12:09pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced Jan. 17 that he will oppose the Department of Labor’s appeal after its new overtime rule received a preliminary injunction.

Nevada Supreme Court clarifies confusions on minimum wage law

Michelle de Leon Jan. 5, 2017, 9:27am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court has released two separate rulings to clarify the widely controversial issues linked to the Minimum Wage Amendment made to the Nevada Constitution.

Four stockholders accuse Facebook of violating securities law

Wadi Reformado Dec. 14, 2016, 8:57am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — Four stockholders are suing Facebook and its officers, alleging violation of federal law.

Ninth Circuit uses Sleekcraft test in trademark case against Jim Beam

Michelle de Leon Nov. 16, 2016, 9:01pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) -- An appellate court has reversed the summary judgment of a U.S. district court in a case between two vodka producers using virtually the same images in their designs. 

Nevada attorney general intervenes in lawsuit involving possible endangered grouse

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2016, 9:41am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced Nov. 4 his intent to intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of Nevada over conservation efforts of the Bi-State sage-grouse, a species of sage-grouse living along the Nevada-California border.

Investment firm defamed pharma company to drive down stock price, lawsuit says

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 2, 2016, 8:56am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A $20 million lawsuit involving a pharmaceutical company and the investment firm with a stake in the company is a battle for control, a University of Toledo professor says.

Nevada Attorney General leads 21-state coalition against DoL's new overtime rule

Mark Iandolo Nov. 1, 2016, 9:26am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced this week the filing of a motion for preliminary injunction and request for expedited consideration on behalf of 21 coalition states in Nevada’s federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.

Nevada, AIG subsidiary reach agreement after insurance dispute

Mark Iandolo Oct. 19, 2016, 2:37pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced this week that his office has settled with the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania (ICSOP), a subsidiary of AIG.

Louisiana man accuses Ultimate Medical Academy of phone privacy violations

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 30, 2016, 2:42pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A Louisiana man is suing a Florida company, alleging violation of privacy and statutory telephone rights.

Cooper Castle Law sued over alleged misappropriation of funds

Robbie Hargett Jan. 15, 2016, 1:16pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A national foreclosure title services and products company is suing a law firm and several of its members over claims they fraudulently misappropriated funds.

Global Travel International sued over alleged telemarketing calls

Robbie Hargett Jan. 6, 2016, 6:46pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is suing a Florida-based travel company over claims it made telemarketing calls without consent.

SunWarrior sued over allegedly misrepresenting products as being made in U.S.

Robbie Hargett Jan. 6, 2016, 6:39pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing a dietary supplements and exercise/sport products manufacturer over claims it misrepresents certain of its products as being made in the U.S.

Taxi companies sued over alleged FACTA violation

Robbie Hargett Dec. 21, 2015, 11:36am

RENO, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Three California residents are suing several taxi cab companies for allegedly printing more than five digits of credit/debit card numbers when the cards are used for transactions with the companies.

Nev. AG reaches $9.5M settlement with Pfizer for misleading sales practices

Ashley Perry Nov. 5, 2014, 11:53am

Pfizer Inc., has agreed to a $9.5 million settlement with Nevada over allegations that the company withheld safety information about its postmenopausal hormone therapy medications, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced on Monday.