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    Wayne Szalinski: Crime and Punishment in Las Vegas Movies

    “You think I’m just some guy from Fresno, tinkering with crackpot ideas in his attic?” –Wayne Szalinski Yes we do, Wayne. Yes we do. Wayne Szalinski may seem like a curious character to include in an “infamous movie criminals” list, but a quick call back to the plot of Honey I Blew Up the Kid makes it abundantly clear. I […]

    You Can Now Sue Starbucks for Under-Filling Your Drink

    A federal judge ruled this month that two plaintiffs can pursue a lawsuit against coffee giant Starbucks. The crime? Starbucks under-filling your morning caffeine jolt. A Starbucks under-filling lawsuit, taking place in San Francisco, alleges that Starbucks lattes are 25% under-filled, calling the act “fraud.” This is more than just variations from different baristas; it’s the result of a revised recipe […]

    Restaurant Food Poisoning Lawsuits—What You Need to Know

    Every time we turn on the news, it seems that we hear more about the outbreak of food-related illnesses. Recalls and unsanitary restaurant practices regularly plague consumers. Most recently, an outbreak of norovirus and E. Coli sickened college students and burrito-eaters all over the country, and popular Mexican food joint Chipotle had to close 43 stores. Anyone who has experienced […]

    Las Vegas Card Counting Legality

    Contrary to popular belief, there are no federal or state laws restricting counting cards as a strategy for winning. Nevada has no laws in place that state citizens cannot count cards to win blackjack, poker, or other games in casinos – a defense many card counters are quick to pull out. However, Las Vegas casinos are private property and therefore […]

    Las Vegas Gun Carry Laws in a Casino

    Casinos are in business to please and entertain guests, but this doesn’t mean guests have free rein to do as they wish. While Las Vegas patrons are free to carry concealed or open-carry weapons while walking down the Strip, they have to be more careful when it comes to entering casinos because of the Las Vegas gun casino rules. Gun […]

    The Relationship Between Las Vegas Crime and California Prisons

    Violent crime is on the rise in Las Vegas – notoriously referred to as Sin City for its propensity for catering to vices and various illegal activities. Residents are no strangers to crime in urban areas, but this sudden surge is causing many to question the reasons behind this large influx of crime. Las Vegas crime rates have risen in […]

    Pavement Traffic Lights, A Solution to Las Vegas Pedestrian Accidents

    The number of pedestrian deaths is steadily on the rise, as more and more people allow their mobile devices to distract them while walking across dangerous intersections. As smartphone use continues to increase, so do the number of deaths related to pedestrian distraction. In Las Vegas, thousands of people walk the streets and sidewalks every day. The Las Vegas Strip […]

    Who is Responsible for Prince’s Death?

    As the world grieves the loss of the legendary music icon Prince, many are demanding justice for his death. The need to point the finger at someone grew after an autopsy report stated that the cause of death was an accidental overdose of fentanyl – a powerful opioid painkiller. Phrases such as “medical malpractice” and “medication error” came into play […]

    If I Refuse to Leave a Casino, am I Trespassing? 

    Lawmakers wrote Las Vegas trespassing laws with a particular situation in mind – the common occurrence of rowdy casino patrons refusing to leave casinos. While these patrons may not believe their refusal to leave is punishable by law, their actions in fact could qualify as trespassing – leaving the patron with a criminal record, extensive fines, and even jail time. […]

    Crimes in a Cab: Know Your Rights in a Taxi Cab

    Due to the high number of tourists visiting Las Vegas every year, taxicab accidents are unfortunately quite common. Determining the cause of your taxi accident is crucial in deciding who is at fault and what your rights are moving forward. Know the Las Vegas taxi cab regulations when you step into a taxicab and reduce your risk of being stuck in […]