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Coronavirus

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Realistically, it was only a matter of time. Nevada has reported in its first presumptive positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Clark County resident, who had recently traveled to Washington state.  There’s a lot of information circulating about the global outbreak, which has caused store shelves to be emptied of hand sanitizer, and people to start stockpiling provisions.  So…

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The Retail Risk Report – Who’s At Risk?

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When we hear about dangerous workplaces, most of us imagine heavy industrial environments, building sites and so on. But other, more benign-sounding workplaces produce their fair share of accident reports.  Insurance provider AmTrust has produced a Retail Risk Report, an analysis of over 20,000 workers’ compensation insurance claims made over 3 years, up to 2018. The data makes interesting reading….

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Census 2020

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The US Census Bureau is geared up for the 2020 Census. The decennial population survey has already started in rural Alaska and most households will receive a request to participate during March. Vital for accruing data, apportioning political representation and – among other things – convening school and election districts; the census forms the basis of a blueprint for allocating…

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Comparative Negligence: Partly to Blame? You Can Still Get Compensation

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Criminal Defense | No Comments

If you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident, it’s bad enough. But what happens if you were partly to blame? Can you still claim damages for injuries? Nevada is a Comparative Negligence state. Provided that you were not more negligent than any other parties involved, you can still recover compensation. If one or more defendants were collectively…

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Public Charge Ruling

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A new dawn of uncertainty has broken upon immigrants seeking admission to the United States as the ‘public charge’ rule takes effect. The rule – which green lights the federal government to refuse entry or legal status to someone who might become reliant on welfare programs – has caused fresh alarm and worry for the immigrant community.  The US Supreme…

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Las Vegas Shooting Victims – One Step Closer to Settlement

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Two retired judges – Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti and California Judge Louis Meisinger will administer the apportionment of up to $800 million in settlement funds to victims of the Route 91 shooting in 2017.  The 4,400 plaintiffs have moved one step closer to receiving compensation following the festival tragedy.  The lawsuits in the litigation stretch across at least…

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Dangerous Liaisons?

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“Love hurts…Love scars…Love wounds and marks…” go the song lyrics. As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s worth taking a few precautions to prevent Love doing any of those things.  Planning a romantic meal by candlelight? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to around 8,690 house fires that were started by candles,…

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Texting and Driving: NHP Crackdown

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Car Accidents | No Comments

During January 2020, law enforcement agencies across Nevada combined forces in an attempt to hammer home the message: use a handheld electronic device while driving and you’re breaking the law. Between January 6 and January 24, the Nevada Highway Patrol cracked down on drivers using portable tech while on the move, pushing home the memo that distractions can be lethal….

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Slips, Trips and Falls On a Bus

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Take the bus to work or college? Awesome – public transport is an uptick towards minimizing your carbon footprint and it’s generally a low-cost, convenient way to get around. But what if you trip or fall on a bus? Different factors can lead to someone getting hurt while traveling on a bus: wet floors with inadequate slip-resistance, or unmarked and…

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