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    A Snapchat Driving Accident with Christal McGee

    A lawsuit is going viral, as a man is suing both a teenage driver and Snapchat for negligence in a case that could set a legal precedent for the kinds of liability apps have for their users. A snapchat driving accident like this is, unfortunately, common in this generation and present serious risks for all members involved. Christal McGee, 18, […]

    Legal Requirements for Las Vegas Weddings

    Vegas is well-known for its ability to carry out a wedding without a hitch (except for those getting hitched, of course). If you’re thinking about eschewing the traditional wedding ceremony for an elopement complete with an Elvis impersonator, here’s what you need to know about Las Vegas wedding requirements. Getting Married in Las Vegas While the Sin City is known for […]

    The Weirdest Laws in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is known nationwide as a place to relax and let loose. But far from the Wild West, Las Vegas has its own set of peculiar laws that can get the uninitiated into trouble. Before you fly out to enjoy a night (or a few) in our fair city, read up on Las Vegas laws—from the offbeat to the […]

    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 […]

    How Counting Cards Can Lead to an Arrest in Las Vegas

    Counting cards is a legal activity. There are no federal or state laws stating that card counters are committing an offense. Police officers cannot arrest you for counting cards at a casino, nor can they convict you of any crimes. Before you hit the Las Vegas Strip and try your hand at counting cards, however, realize there are several ways […]

    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 […]