A Las Vegas hotel that defied coronavirus restrictions in 2020 and was fined by the state lost its legal battle on Friday.
Clark County District Court Judge Nancy Allf dismissed the case that the Ahern Hotel and Convention Center implicated against the State, State Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Friday.
The judge determined that the measures taken by the state at the time to impose capacity limits were reasonable due to the pandemic.
The judge also said the trial was moot as capacity restrictions have been limited since last August when the hotel filed the lawsuit.
âToday the court recognized what we already knew – the state has a responsibility to protect the lives of Nevadans,â Ford said.
“We must be united as Nevadans against this deadly pandemic to defeat it, once and for all,” he added. “These emergency guidelines are designed to protect Nevadans from a deadly virus while balancing their rights as individuals. The court accepted that we struck the right balance with this directive, and I am proud of my office. for his hard work in this matter. â
The hotel was fined almost $ 11,000 for hosting a faith-based campaign event for former President Trump in 2020 that violated a capacity limit of 50 people at the time, The Associated Press reported. The event brought together more than 1,100 people.
The Hill reached out to lawyer Sigal Chattah, who represents the hotel, for comment.