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Lawyers in hepatitis trial blame three firms, ask jury to award $25 million in damages

In closing arguments Wednesday after seven weeks of testimony, lawyers for three people infected in Southern Nevada’s hepatitis C outbreak asked a jury to award their clients a total of $25 million in compensatory damages from three companies that knew for years that their 50-milliliter vials of propofol were being reused among multiple patients.

Navy SEAL’s weapons trafficking case goes to jury

The lawyer representing Navy SEAL Nicholas Bickle addressed a Las Vegas jury today and accused federal agents of pursuing a criminal case against the war hero to generate publicity. Attorneys spent five hours presenting their closing arguments today, and jurors will begin deliberating Thursday.

Bullhead City mother pleads guilty in baby’s death

A 20-year-old Bullhead City, Ariz., mother pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the death of her infant son. Staci Barbosa faces a 13-to-20-year prison term when sentenced in January for the June 2010 death of 5-week-old Matthew Vandergriff.