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July 2019 Archives

Sports firm wins bitter breach of contract lawsuit

Sports fans in Nevada may be aware that Sports USA is one of the country's leading syndicators of play-by-play radio coverage. The California based-company usually attracts media attention when one of its announcers receives a broadcasting award, but it was its legal exploits that made headlines on July 12. That was the date a Los Angeles jury awarded Sports USA damages of at least $2 million in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Study reveals increased driving risks for women

Seat belts have been mandatory safety equipment on passenger vehicles sold in Nevada and around the country since 1968 because they save lives and prevent catastrophic injuries. However, a study published in the academic journal Traffic Injury Prevention on July 10 suggests that safety belts do not provide as much protection to women as they do to men. A team of researchers from the University of Virginia came to this conclusion after scrutinizing accident reports from 22,854 front-end collisions that occurred between 1998 and 2015.

Possible gas explosion in Florida shopping center injures 21

Nevada residents may be interested to know about a possible gas explosion that occurred on July 6 at a shopping center in the town of Plantation, Fla. The blast injured around 21 people and damaged multiple stores, blowing out the windows of a gym and leaving a pizza restaurant with nothing but its metal frame. One section of the shopping center had its roof blown off.

Pedestrian and cyclist fatalities rose sharply in 2018

Many of the new vehicles on sale in Nevada and around the country are equipped with advanced safety systems that are designed to protect their occupants in an accident, but figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that these features do little to save the lives of cyclists or pedestrians. According to NHTSA, pedestrian deaths rose by 4% in 2018, and cyclist fatalities surged by a worrying 10%. These are the highest pedestrian and cyclist death tolls in three decades.

EEG for patients with brain injuries

People in Nevada who have incurred a brain injury and seem unconscious may still have brains that are active. This is according to researchers who used electroencephalography, or EEG, to examine brain-injured patients for indications of brain activity. The study they conducted found that 15% of the patients who were examined had lingering brain activity even though they were unable to move or talk.

About LLCs

Entrepreneurs in Nevada may consider using a limited liability company, or an LLC, to be the entity under which they operate their business. An LLC is a type of business structure that is defined by state statutes, which can vary from state to state.

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