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February 2013 Archives

Sports complex planner accused of conspiring to flip federal land

The city of Henderson has revealed new evidence that it says bolsters its claim that the developer behind a proposed complex of sports arenas never intended to build the complex and instead sought to sell off the land for new home building. Henderson officials say they were defrauded by the developer and his team of professionals, who allegedly promised in the contract selling them the federally-owned property not to attempt to "flip" the land.

Class action suit filed by passengers of disabled Carnival cruise

Readers in Southern Nevada likely followed the story of the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, which suffered engine failure in the Gulf of Mexico and was adrift for five days before being dragged to shore on Feb. 15. Passengers on the Triumph reported clogged bathrooms and lack of hot food during their ordeal. Now a couple who were passengers on the ship has filed class action litigation against Carnival Corporation, accusing company employees of negligently allowing the incident to happen.

Party in failed Henderson sports complex litigation settles -- for $750

Back on Jan. 31, we brought you the story of a lawsuit filed by the city of Henderson against a real estate developer and his team that was behind an agreement to develop a multisport complex of arenas to lure professional sports teams to the area. That commercial litigation has now been partially settled for a much smaller payment to the city than readers may have expected. The parties say that an attorney for the developer has agreed to pay the city of Henderson $750 within a "reasonable time" to end the litigation.

Development around Lake Tahoe the subject of litigation

A regional chapter of the Sierra Club has filed federal litigation against the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency over a new plan to delegate decisions on real estate development to local governments. The environmental group and its co-plaintiffs say that the plan will increase pollution in and around Lake Tahoe, but officials counter that the plan will benefit the environment while being more cost-effective.

MGM Resorts hoping to demolish Las Vegas hotel tower soon

An unfinished hotel tower that was to be part of an ill-fated addition to the Las Vegas Strip should be torn down as soon as possible for safety reasons, the property's co-owner says. MGM Resorts International, which was building the Harmon Hotel when construction was halted halfway through, is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to expedite its decision on whether the company can go ahead with the demolition.

Nevada realtor group asks Legislature to amend robosigning law

"Robosigning," or the practice of mortgage lender employees processing foreclosure documents without personal knowledge of the case, has been a source of litigation nationwide. Advocates for property owners in foreclosure say that robosigning has led to errors that have unfairly caused some people to lose their homes. However, the Nevada Association of Realtors said, laws to restrict robosigning have harmed the real estate industry in the state.

Commercial litigation suit filed over sale of family business

The December 2010 sale of polypropylene and polystyrene foam manufacturer Createc Corp. to Tegrant Corp. has led to a commercial litigation suit. The plaintiff, who was a shareholder in Createc, claims her brother and mother, who were also shareholders, sold the company without informing her.

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