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South Asian Bar Association Business Mixer

South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas invites the community to their Networking Mixer with District Attorney Steve Wolfsonon Thursday, July 25th at 5:30 pm at the Shiraz Restaurant, 2575 S. Decatur Blvd [Decatur & Sahara]. The business mixer is not limited to legal professionals.  Everyone is welcome. There will be a No Host Bar with special happy hour pricing on drinks.  Grand Sponsors Paul Padda Law and Doc Request are providing complimentary Hors D’oeuvres.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Dr. Yogesh Patel

Dr. Yogesh Patel of Las Vegas Surgical Associates has been sued for a botched surgery.  It is alleged that Dr. Patel and Las Vegas Surgical Associates were negligent in their care and treatment of patient George Small, Jr.   It is further alleged that defendants Dr. Patel and Las Vegas Surgical Associates breached the standard of care they owed to patient George Small Jr. by failing to provide reasonable and competent medical treatment and monitoring. The lawsuit states that defendant Dr. Patel had a duty to adequately and properly evaluate, diagnose, andRead More

American Express Sues Azam Hakim for Unpaid Debt Totaling Over $165,000

In an ongoing effort to collect credit card debt from Azam Hakim, and Azam Hakin dba Hakim Enterprises, American Express has sued Azam for the unpaid debt on two accounts totaling over $165,000. The first lawsuit, and as per the AMEX statement, the payment due date for the unpaid $149,402 was February 2018. Azam Hakim is the President, and Azam’s wife Sara Hakim is the Registered Agent of the Hakim Enterprises. Many efforts were made by AMEX to collect the outstanding debt from Azam and his business, Hakim Enterprises. InRead More

Upset Hindus urge Charlotte fitness-wear firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Charlotte (North Carolina) based fitness-wear brand USFitGirls for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s legs. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees. Zed, who is President of Universal Society ofRead More

Bribery Alleged at Nevada DMV. Indian Employees Named

The lawsuit, which was unsealed Wednesday at the Review-Journal’s request, also claims the company, Tech Mahindra, hired former DMV Executive Director Troy Dillard in 2016 after he helped it secure the $75 million contract. Former Tech Mahindra Senior Vice President Brian Coffey sued the company in September 2017 after he was fired for blocking the alleged bribes to state information technology employees Anand Vijayaraghavan and Karuppuswamy Manivannan through a third-party corporation, according to the lawsuit. While the lawsuit complaint lists Manivannan as the last name, other public records appear toRead More

Attorney Discusses Legal Pitfalls Faced by New Physicians, Mentions Dr. Dipak Desai

Newly licensed doctors must take care not only to provide top-quality medical care, but also to avoid numerous potential legal perils. That was the advice attorney Crane Pomerantz provided recently to UNLV School of Medicine internal medicine residents — physicians who have finished medical school and are now receiving training in their chosen specialty. He emphasized that doctors just starting their careers can unwittingly end up in legal trouble. Pomerantz knows his way around health care law. He was the criminal health care fraud coordinator in the U.S. attorney’s office forRead More

India’s 73rd Independence Day Celebrations

Friends of India, the largest Indian American community club in Las Vegas, invites to join the local Indian American community to celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 5 PM to 11 PM Buy your tickets online in advance and take advantage of a substantial discount on tickets. The evening program includes local entertainment, drawing competition for kids, followed by an Indian dinner. Friends of India is actively seeking the local homegrown talent to participate in the upcoming and future community events. Please see below forRead More

Nevada Heart & Vascular Center Agrees To Pay $2.5 Million Settlement Claim Involving Medicare Kickback Scheme

Nevada Heart & Vascular Center is celebrating it’s 20th year in Vegas and where many of the Indian American Physicians are practicing for many years has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle claims alleging that it referred patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks paid by the testing companies. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold accountable fraudulent medical companies that seek to line their pockets by undermining the integrity of health care programs,” said U.S. Attorney Trutanich. “We work closely with our law enforcement partners to stop illicitRead More

UNLV Assistant Professor Ranita Ray’s New Book Focuses on Teenage Poverty

Recently, UNLV Assistant Professor Ranita Ray is awarded a National Academy of Education’s Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Spencer Foundation funds this fellowship to encourage outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to pursue critical education research projects. Ray’s award was one of only 30. Her fellowship research will focus on gender inequality in schools. The key to alleviating generational poverty might be radically changing how we think about race and class, not modifying individual behavior. Ranita Ray makes the case for this in her 2018 book, The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City.Read More

Guest Author – Sulekh Jain, Ph.D. on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birthday Anniversary

On October 2nd2018, a yearlong celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150thbirthday anniversary began and so did the celebration of his message of Ahimsa (non-violence) to the world. The word Ahimsa and Gandhi are synonymous and are known world over.  Gandhiji touched and changed the lives of so many people all over the world by advocating the peaceful pursuit of change. His nonviolent protest and constructive programs resonate today even after 70 years of his death. Does Gandhiji still fascinate the world? Historians. philosophers, politicians, economists and many others have researched Gandhiji and pouredRead More