Las Vegas attorneys Jordan Butler and Royi Moas, partners in the firm’s dynamic litigation department, recently settled a False Claims Qui Tam action for $1.9 million on behalf of Nevada whistleblower Plaintiffs. The suit alleged reverse false claims in accordance with Chapter 357 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (Nevada False Claims Act), for making a false record or statement relating to an obligation to pay or transmit money or property to the State or a political subdivision. Whistleblower Plaintiffs were former employees who possessed critical insider knowledge and information concerning the alleged false claims. Pursuant to the False Claims Act, Plaintiffs initially filed the Qui Tam action under seal following an extensive investigation, and aggressively litigated the case to the point of settlement.
On Friday, May 17, 2019, Nevada partner, Don Springmeyer will be an invited speaker at the first annual U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada Federal Trial Academy. This program offers both mid-level and experienced litigators an opportunity to refine their skills in federal court litigation. Don will be presenting on topics including settlement negotiations, valuing claims, and motion practice, in two separate lectures in the morning session of the program.
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About Don Springmeyer
Don Springmeyer is the litigation partner in charge of class action and complex high damages litigation for Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, and is headquartered out of the firm’s Las Vegas office. He is a fourth generation Nevadan with 36 years of experience in high stakes, “bet the company” litigation including: whistleblower/qui tam cases on both the plaintiff and defense sides, class actions of all types, anti-trust cases, securities cases, multi-district litigation, constitutional law disputes, mass torts involving medical device and pharmaceutical products and related health care issues, and multi-party construction, real estate, and condominium litigation.
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP is pleased to announce that Jordan Butler has been promoted to partner in the firm's litigation department.
Mr. Butler is based in the firm's Las Vegas office.
"Jordan has made significant contributions to the firm, from his achievements as a litigator in the areas of employment law, class actions, commercial litigation and community association law, to his unique understanding of sports immigration law from the perspective of being a former Division I college tennis athlete. We are proud to welcome him to the partnership," said Managing Partner, Michael Wolf. "We look forward to his continued success at the firm."
On December 11, 2018, Nevada-based partner John Samberg will be on the faculty of a National Business Institute seminar entitled “Hearsay, Email, Business, Records and Social Media – in the Trenches!” The program provides CLE credit, and offers a practical guide for attorneys in fine-tuning their understanding of evidentiary rules, the proper and creative use of objections and exceptions at trial, and ethical considerations in applying these rules. The seminar will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno NV 89521.
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About John M. Samberg
Mr. Samberg is a partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He is an experienced trial attorney, a member of the Bars of California and Nevada, and an inactive member of the Law Society of England and Wales. Directly and through pro hac vice admission, Mr. Samberg has handled a broad variety of matters, including commercial, construction, and bankruptcy litigation, real estate disputes, creditor's rights, and major injury/wrongful death cases in state, federal and bankruptcy courts across the country.
Las Vegas attorney Jordan Butler recently attended the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York City. Mr. Butler met with numerous current and prospective clients of the firm, including professional tennis players and top coaches from around the world, regarding U.S. employment visas under the P-1 and O-1 categories. These visas are geared towards international athletes and support personnel who meet the international recognition standard (P-1) and/or extraordinary ability standard (O-1). Mr. Butler has successfully petitioned for P-1 and O-1 visas on behalf of several top-ranked international tennis players and coaches.
In the video clip below, Reno partner Chris Mixson discusses the gem of the Sierra: Lake Tahoe. The large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains contains enough water to cover the entire state of California, 14 inches deep. Chris focuses his practice in the area of Environment and Natural Resources litigation, particularly water rights disputes.
By: Ben Auten, Esq. for Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
With the continued steady increase in home prices for both Clark and Washoe counties, the resurgence of creative financing in order to facilitate closing on residential transactions is inevitable. In particular, a seller might hear the term, “wrap-around mortgage” when entertaining an otherwise attractive offer from a prospective buyer that is unable to pursue traditional lending options. A wrap-around mortgage is a loan transaction wherein the lender ultimately takes responsibility for an existing mortgage. Consider as an example, a seller that has a $100,000 loan on his or her home may decide to sell that home to a buyer for $150,000. The buyer pays a down payment, say $10,000, and in that context, buyer borrows the remaining $140,000 under a new loan from the lender. The new loan “wraps around” the existing $100,000 loan since it will become the responsibility of the new lender to stay current on the old loan by making timely payments. There are a financial reasons that can make the wrap-around structure appealing to a lender and generate legitimate interest in this form of financing.Read More