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Lawsuits do nothing to stop mass shootings, say those sued over Vegas massacre

By John O'Brien | Jul 6, 2018

Lawsuits won’t prevent mass shootings – they will only create a nanny state that still won’t deter the country’s sickest individuals from carrying out their attacks, says the owner of a Las Vegas resort where dozens were gunned down in 2017.

FTC, Nevada granted court order to permanently shut down 'revenge porn site'

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada have obtained an order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to permanently shut down a "revenge porn site," which is required to pay more than $2 million after violating state and federal laws.

NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Attorney General Laxalt announces conviction of medicaid provided business ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that We Care Behavioral Health Agency, LLC (We Care), based out of Las Vegas, was convicted for Medicaid fraud.

Appeals court grants Nevada motion to dismiss in Texas' nuclear waste suit

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 11, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced June 1 that his motion to dismiss in the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste lawsuit filed by Texas has been granted by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

San Diego couple ask judge not to reconsider dismissal denial in class action against Frito-Lay

By Karen Kidd | May 29, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – With a hearing less than a month away, a San Diego couple have asked a federal judge not to reconsider her previous decision to not dismiss the couple's would-be class action against Frito-Lay over the company's allegedly misleading potato chip label.

Nevada targets Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid epidemic

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced May 15 that his office filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP – a pharmaceutical company – and its affiliates for allegations of deceptive marketing and contributing to the opioid epidemic.

Nevada provides non-taxpayer settlement funds to veterans home expansion

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 23, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced April 11 that he applauds the unanimous,bipartisan decision by the state’s interim finance committee to approve using non-taxpayer settlement funds to assist in the expansion of Reno Veterans Guest House, which provides temporary lodging to Nevada veterans and their families.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas alleged to have improperly applied tax on resort fee

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Guests of a Las Vegas hotel allege a tax was improperly charged as part of a fee for their rooms.

Freedom Mortgage Corp. alleges competitor accessed computers without authorization

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 27, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey mortgage company alleges a direct competitor solicited, diverted or attempted to divert customers through unlawful means.

Best Hires LLC seeks order for GoDaddy to remove alleged predatory website

By Louie Torres | Feb 6, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A Nevada company that hosts job fairs alleges GoDaddy refused to take down a predatory website that is injuring its reputation.

FTC: Mortgage loan modification operation deceived vulnerable homeowners

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 19 that it has charged a mortgage loan modification operation with deception against financially distressed homeowners.

Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas guests allege fee for internet access was unlawful

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 1, 2017

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Former guests of two Las Vegas hotels alleges they were unlawfully charged a fee for internet access.

Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino alleged to have failed to disclose bacteria issue to guests

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 1, 2017

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a Las Vegas hotel failed to disclose that legionella bacteria was present in its water system to guests earlier this year.

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 14, 2017

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 15, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 15, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 26, 2017

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

By Melissa Busch | Mar 30, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 24, 2017

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

By Michelle de Leon | Jan 5, 2017

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.

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