Las Vegas, NV: Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is warning Nevada consumers to beware of unscrupulous people engaged in deceptive trade activities during this holiday season. Of particular note are the sale of counterfeit or pirated merchandise and identity theft.
Reno, NV: On December 14, 2010, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an order addressing legal issues raised by the State of Nevada in its ongoing case against development of the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Although the Board, also referred to as the Construction Authorization Board or “CAB,” refused to dismiss the U.S. Department of Energy’s license application on legal grounds, it nevertheless preserved for a later date consideration of the safety issues raised by the State in its legal papers
Las Vegas, NV: A settlement was reached today with the Dannon Company, Inc. in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorneys General of 39 states.
The Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission worked in close cooperation on the investigation.
Las Vegas, NV – - The Office of the Nevada Attorney General announced today that DIRECTV will pay $13.25 million to settle consumer protection allegations of deceptive practices. As a result of an investigation into DIRECTV, 49 states and the District of Columbia alleged that the satellite TV provider engaged in deceptive and unfair sales practices
Las Vegas, NV—Bank of America will pay $67 million under a multi-state settlement for its involvement in a nationwide scheme to rig bids and engage in other anticompetitive conduct that defrauded state and local governments, such as municipalities, and not-for-profit entities in their purchase of municipal bond derivatives.
Las Vegas, NV—Nevada has filed antitrust lawsuit and settlement papers directing Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) and Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) to sell PSI’s psychiatric hospital assets in Las Vegas in order to proceed with their proposed merger. The local hospitals which must be sold, known as Montevista Hospital and Red Rock Behavioral Health Hospital, specialize in treating patients that require acute inpatient psychiatric services
Las Vegas, NV—Nevada has filed antitrust lawsuit and settlement papers directing Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) and Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) to sell PSI’s psychiatric hospital assets in Las Vegas in order to proceed with their proposed merger. The local hospitals which must be sold, known as Montevista Hospital and Red Rock Behavioral Health Hospital, specialize in treating patients that require acute inpatient psychiatric services.
Las Vegas, NV – Nikki Pomeroy, former officer and director of Southwest Exchange (SWEX) Company Inc., a 1031 Qualified Intermediary Company, has entered a plea of nolo contendere also referred to as a “no contest plea,” to one felony count of Unlawful Intermediary in a Tax Free Exchange, in violation of NRS 205.960. A nolo contendere is a plea, while not technically a guilty plea, has the same immediate effect as a guilty plea.
Las Vegas: Nevada has received $1,700,500 from the U.S. Office of Justice Program as a discretionary or project-driven grant to enable the Mortgage Fraud Unit within the Nevada Office of the Attorney General to expand services to deal with Nevada’s mortgage fraud and vacant property crimes.
Las Vegas, NV – Three people, including a local attorney, were indicted today for allegedly operating a foreclosure rescue scam in Las Vegas during 2008 and 2009.
The indictment alleges that Nevada attorney Ramon Dy-Ragos, along with his partners Jesus Baca a.k.a Jesse Baca, and Luis O. Baca operated a foreclosure rescue scam under the business name of “Save Your House.”