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November 2011 Archives

What's in a rock club's name? UK club suing Hard Rock Café

A legendary rock 'n' roll club in Liverpool, England is suing the owners of the Hard Rock Café chain of restaurants over the use of its name. The copyright infringement lawsuit, filed in Las Vegas, accuses some of the Hard Rock locations of using the club's name, Cavern Club, without its permission. But the Seminole Indian Tribe, which owns the business that controls the restaurants, says it has the right to use the name in the U.S.

Failed Las Vegas casino project leads to $700M lawsuit

The would-be backers of the failed Fontainebleau Las Vegas casino and resort have filed a $700 million lawsuit against the company behind the project. They are accusing the company of committing "massive fraud" investors by covering up problems with the Fontainebleau project, including cost overruns and fading prospects due to the 2008-9 recession. Fontainebleau has moved to dismiss the suit, claiming that some of the plaintiffs do not have standing to sue under Nevada law.

Vintage porn collector sues appraiser for overvaluing items

A Las Vegas man who claims to have once owned the largest collection of vintage 16mm pornographic films in the world is suing the woman he hired to appraise certain pieces of his collection after the IRS rejected most of his claimed deductions based on those appraisals. Among other things, the collector accuses the appraiser of fraud for overestimating the value of the items and misrepresenting her credentials.

Child loses part of finger at day care center

When you send your young child to day care while you go to work, you are putting your trust in the facility's employees that the child will be closely supervised and kept out of harm's way as much as possible. But one Las Vegas day care center has allegedly broken that trust by leaving a 2-year-old boy under supervised on Oct. 31. As a result of what his parents are calling negligent supervision, the boy lost part of a finger in an accident.

Employment discrimination suit dropped, settlement finalized

As this blog has previously mentioned, there are some times where it is more strategic to agree to a settlement than prove your company has been falsely accused of employment discrimination. Going through litigation could open your company up to negative publicity or reveal corporate information that you would rather be kept quiet. While there is no set formula of when to pursue a settlement agreement instead of going to trial, a business law attorney can provide crucial insight and strategy to a Las Vegas company facing an employment discrimination law suit.

Shaquille O'Neal wins lawsuit over trademark infringement

Everyone in Las Vegas has heard of Shaquille O'Neal. The long-time basketball player and former Phoenix Sun has recently had to deal with an off-the-court challenge, a trademark infringement lawsuit. O'Neal recently won his lawsuit against an online sports apparel and collectible store.

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