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Nevada targets Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid epidemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.