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August 2014

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Rawson-Neal Busing Case

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Commentary, Las Vegas, Nevada, News

 On August 25, 2014, a former patient of the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital located in Las Vegas filed a class-action lawsuit against the hospital in Clark County District Court. The lawsuit stems out of a long-standing practice whereby the hospital would buy one-way bus tickets for mentally ill patients to receive “care and treatment” in their “home communities” which were located…

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Federal Compensation for Nuclear Workers in Nevada

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Nevada

                Workers at the Nevada Test Site and other nuclear facilities in Nevada may be entitled to compensation from the federal government if they developed illness from exposure to radiation or hazardous substances at their jobs.  The Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (the “Program”) began on July 31, 2001 and seeks to provide monetary…

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Your Guide to Judicial Elections in Nevada

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Nevada

If you are new to Nevada, you may be surprised to see billboards for judicial candidates during election season.  Nevada is one of many states that elects judges.  In contrast other states appoint their judges from a list of qualified candidates. Nevada’s history of judicial elections began in 1864 when it became a state. The Nevada Constitution mandated that the…

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Can I Lose My Home if I am Sued?

By | Uncategorized

The likelihood of losing your home is small but it can occur in a case involving significant judgments.  If you carry insurance that protects you against the lawsuit, the insurance will cover the loss up to the policy limits.  This commonly occurs with automobile insurance. For example, if you are at fault in an automobile accident, your automobile insurance will…

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12 Words Never to Say to Your Insurance Company

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Car Accidents, Insurance Companies, Personal Injury Blog

If you file a claim with your insurance company, think before you speak.  Saying the wrong words can cause your claim to be delayed or denied.   It is understandable that you may want to explain what occurred.  However, insurance adjusters pick up on certain “trigger” words that can indicate a claim requires additional review.  Therefore, it is best to stick…

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