Dozens of Las Vegas bars file lawsuit seeking to overturn Sisolak closure order Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent · July 14, 2020 at 8:14 pm Several dozen bars based in Las Vegas have filed a lawsuit against the state and Gov. Steve Sisolak challenging the governor’s order to close bars in seven counties to try to quell further spread of COVID-19. The lawsuit, filed Sunday in Clark County District Court and first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, asks a court to intervene and reverse Sisolak’s emergency order from last week ordering bars that do not serve food to cease operations if they are in counties deemed to have elevated disease transmission. The seven affected counties — Clark, Washoe, Elko, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon and Nye — make up about 94.6 percent of the state’s population. The lawsuit claims Sisolak unfairly and capriciously targeted bars and other establishments forced to close, noting that most bars appear to have higher rates of mask-wearing compliance than other businesses visited by the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration division.