Articles by Ken Ritter

Vegas Health Officials Link More Liver Ailments to ‘Real Water’ Brand

Health officials in Las Vegas reported six more cases of liver illness this week believed to be linked to a commercially marketed bottled water brand, Real Water, that faces a U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe and lawsuits by people …

Caesars in Nevada Puts Pandemic Losses At $2B, Wants Insurers to Pay

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. is putting its losses because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 at more than $2 billion, and is suing a long list of insurance carriers it accuses of balking at paying its business interruption costs. …

Man Admits Ransomware Plot Against Tesla in Nevada

A Russian man has pleaded guilty in the U.S. to offering a Tesla employee $1 million to cripple the electric car company’s massive electric battery plant in Nevada with ransomware and steal company secrets for extortion, prosecutors and court records …

Companies Sued in Nevada Over Alleged Toxic Baby Food Products

Four baby food makers have been accused in Nevada state court of producing baby food tainted with toxic metals and harming at least seven Las Vegas children who were diagnosed with autism. Attorneys Will Kemp and Robert Eglet said the …

Las Vegas Gym Sued over Gymnastics Coach Abuse Allegations

Eight women who were taught by a former USA Gymnastics coach now facing lewdness and sexual assault charges are suing the Las Vegas gym where he trained them from 2009 to 2015. A civil negligence and liability lawsuit filed Tuesday …

Court Approves $800 Million Settlement For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

A court last week approved a settlement totaling $800 million from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. …

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Getting Closer to What Could be a $800M Payout

More than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history could receive a total of $800 million in payouts from MGM Resorts International and its insurers by January, the casino giant and attorneys said. After …

Worker Offered $1M to Sew Malware in Nevada

A Russian citizen has been arrested and charged with offering an employee of a Nevada company $1 million to sew malware for an attack to harvest company data for ransom, U.S. authorities said. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, was arrested Saturday …

Judge Questions Authority Issue in Lawsuit on Closed Las Vegas Bars

A Nevada judge has said she wants proof she would have the authority to order the governor to rescind a coronavirus pandemic directive and let Las Vegas-area bars and taverns reopen. “What is the law that says I have a …

Nevada Gig Workers Should Get Stopped Benefits, Judge Rules

A Nevada judge said the state unemployment office has to begin paying pandemic relief benefits to out-of-work gig and independent workers who haven’t completely stopped working and were cut off from receiving payments. Judge Barry Breslow in Reno ruled that …