Nevada News

Nevada School District to Settle Insurance Broker Suit for $1.65M

The Clark County School District in Nevada says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker’s contract prematurely. Business Benefits Inc. sued the district in May 2014 …

Nevada School District to Settle Insurance Broker Suit for $1.65M

The Clark County School District in Nevada says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker’s contract prematurely. The Las Vegas Sun reported at the time that …

Parks Named Acting Nevada Insurance Commissioner

Amy L. Parks has been appointed acting insurance commissioner of Nevada. Parks’ appointment follows the resignation of former Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper. Kipper’s reason for leaving office has not been explained. He announced his resignation effective July 2. …

Nevada Regulators Want to Fast-track Drafting of Uber rules

Nevada transportation regulators say they’ll seek to fast-track regulations for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Members of the Nevada Transportation Authority voted 2-1 on Thursday to petition Gov. Brian Sandoval for emergency status. Agency spokeswoman Teri Williams said Sandoval’s …

Nevada Tornado Damages Businesses and Homes

A tornado ripped through the Nevada town of Hawthorne on Friday afternoon, damaging homes and businesses, causing scattered power outages and temporarily shutting down a highway, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The 3:30 p.m. tornado touched down east of …

Nevada Governor Signs Bills Authorizing Ridesharing Companies

Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed two bills to regulate ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft in Nevada. Sandoval gave final approval to AB175 and AB176 on Friday, the same day that cab drivers in Las Vegas staged a protest against …

California Sandwich Maker Recalls 213,000 Pounds of Meat

Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reported that chicken, beef and pork products were …

Nevada Assembly Oks Bill To Regulate Ridesharing

A hard-fought bill to regulate ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft got the green light from Nevada lawmakers in the wee hours of Saturday morning, after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, several public failures for Uber and a marathon workday …

Steve Wynn’s Assault on Nevada Free-Speech Raises Yelp’s Ire

Steve Wynn’s push for a stronger hand when suing people who badmouth him is being viewed by some, including Yelp Inc., as stacking the deck against free speech. The social media site called on its subscribers to stop the billionaire …

More Vetting for Uber Bill After Rocky Trip Through Nevada Senate

Nevada Assembly members aired their concerns this week about a bill that would regulate ride-hailing companies such as Uber, a day after the measure finished its rocky trip through the Senate with an 18-1 vote. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee …