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Overview of a shareholder derivative action

The way Nevada corporations work, a resident of the Las Vegas area who owns shares in a company, assuming it's a minority stake, has relatively little power to change the way the business runs. After all, the majority shareholder or coalition of shareholders get to choose who sits at the helm of the business. This is true even for mid-sized businesses and even smaller corporations with just a few friends and family owning shares.

Understanding how to avoid business contract disputes

Whenever a business retains a new employee, takes on a new vendor or rents a new retail space, it likely enters into a contract. A contract is a binding legal agreement that outlines the obligations that the two or more parties have to each other and that explains the terms under which the performance of the contract obligations are to be done. For businesses in Nevada, it is imperative that their contracts be drafted with care and attention to detail to make sure that deficiencies in the documents do not expose the businesses to future disputes and potential litigation.

What are "water rights" in Nevada business litigation?

Many people throughout the U.S. don't give much thought to water. They go to the sink, or get in the shower, turn the tap and there it is. However, in many places in the western United States, such as Nevada, water is a scarce resource, and is utilized by many types of organizations and businesses. As such, there can sometimes be disagreements on who gets to use some amount of water from a particular source. To deal with this, Nevada, like many states, has come up with a legal framework for dealing with water rights.

How can Nevada businesses protect against litigation?

Running a business can be difficult. It does not matter whether it is a multi-national, billion-dollar corporation or a small family-owned store. There are numerous pitfalls when dealing with government, employees, customers and other businesses. There are many chances of things going wrong, and for conflicts to ensue, whether it is a dispute over a contract or protecting confidential information, customer lists or trade secrets. When this happens, businesses can face the prospect of litigation. But, how can a business owner avoid such costly experiences, or at least be prepared if they occur?

What is "med/arb" in Nevada business litigation?

Nevada residents who are involved in business are most likely aware of the concept of "alternative dispute resolution." These methods are an alternative to traditional litigation, and include the well-known processes of mediation and arbitration. Many modern corporate contracts contain clauses requiring various issues to be submitted to mediation or arbitration before they end up in a traditional court.

What agencies do Nevada mining companies deal with?

Most Nevada residents are well aware of the natural resources the state has to offer. From stunning vistas, to gold, silver and gypsum, Nevada attracts many people both for recreation and potential profit. Mining is a huge industry in the state, bringing in $2.5 billion dollars to the economy annually. This benefit doesn't come easily, however, as the mining industry is heavily regulated by the government in order to ensure that the environmental quality enjoyed by Nevada residents is not affected.

Las Vegas Strip project fails to progress, developers face lawsuit

Las Vegas is a hotspot for real estate and business deals, with the Las Vegas Strip being a prime location to build. Unfortunately, while business owners and investors may have the best intentions in mind, sometimes financing falls through. Locally, the Alon casino project on the Strip has been struggling to gain legs for quite some time and now things have gotten even stickier with an added lawsuit.

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