Nevada casinos, small businesses seek protection from coronavirus lawsuits Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun · August 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm The Nevada Resort Association is pressing state lawmakers to pass legislation to protect casinos from unfounded coronavirus-related lawsuits it says could shut them back down. In a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak this month, the association said it is seeking “targeted and limited safe harbor from liability for companies that implement strict public health guidelines related to the transmission of COVID-19.” “The risk of frivolous litigation that mounts each day threatens the resort industry’s continued operations,” the letter says. The push comes as Nevada lawmakers convene for a second special session of the Legislature this morning. Sisolak said the session will include measures to prevent businesses from taking further economic hits during the pandemic.