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Nevada Supreme Court rules against Las Vegas Sands

11 August 2014
CARSON CITY –- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling requiring Las Vegas Sands to turn over unredacted documents in the company's ongoing legal dispute with Steve Jacobs, who served as head of the company's Macau operations until he was let go in 2010. Attorneys for the Sands ... (read more)

MGM shareholder suit dismissal upheld

2 January 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of shareholder complaints against several current and former officers and directors of MGM Resorts International over construction of the CityCenter project in Las Vegas. The complaints were filed in 2009 by Charles Kim and Sanjay Israni on behalf of ... (read more)

Nevada takes the lead in interactive gaming

22 February 2013
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Nevada became the first state in the nation Thursday to authorize interactive gaming when Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 114 into law in a ceremony in the Old Assembly Chambers in the Capitol. His signature capped a flurry of activity on the measure, starting with a joint committee hearing and later unanimous votes in the Assembly and Senate on the same day. ... (read more)

Nevada Internet gaming bill introduced

14 February 2013
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- A bill that would allow Nevada to get into the business of interactive gaming was introduced Wednesday in the Assembly, but it already has run into trouble with Gov. Brian Sandoval. Assembly Bill 114 was referred to the Judiciary Committee. Sandoval asked lawmakers ... (read more)

Court asked to put initiatives on ballot

21 August 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The will of thousands of voters who would like the chance to provide more money to education and other public needs should be honored by placing a pair of initiative petitions on the November ballot, the Nevada Supreme Court was told Wednesday. The court, mindful of the ... (read more)

Initiative petitions rejected

8 July 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Initiative petitions seeking to divert room taxes from the Las Vegas convention authority to state needs, including education, will not be on the November ballot, a Carson City district judge ruled Wednesday. A third petition, requiring a two-thirds vote to approve ballot ... (read more)

Costly court decision rehearing urged

15 April 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- A recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling that said free meals provided to patrons by casinos are exempt from taxation has far-ranging and unintended results that could devastate the state's economy, the attorney general's office said Monday. If the ruling is allowed to stand, it ... (read more)

Attorney general wants tax status of free meals reviewed

9 April 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The attorney general's office announced Tuesday that it will ask the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider a March 27 ruling that free meals provided by casinos to patrons are not subject to taxation. The 6-1 ruling prompted concerns from Gov. Jim Gibbons and lawmakers that the state's ... (read more)

Free meals: Tax case stirs worry

3 April 2008
and Howard Stutz CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Gov. Jim Gibbons' administration is still gathering information on the financial effect of a recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling that says free meals given away by Nevada casinos are not subject to tax, a governor's spokesman said Wednesday. "There are a lot of ... (read more)

Court ruling: Tax chief sees blow to budget

2 April 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- A recent Supreme Court ruling that meals comped to casino patrons are not subject to taxation could have a major impact on the already strapped state budget, the head of the state Department of Taxation acknowledged Tuesday. "I don't discount the possibility it could be substantial," said Dino DiCianno, the department's executive director. ... (read more)

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