Attorney General Laxalt and Mark Hutchison Issue Joint Statement on Third ESA Lawsuit

January 14, 2016

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt and Mark Hutchison issued the following joint statement on the Norman v. Schwartz Education Savings Account case filed in Clark County District Court on December 22:

    “Earlier today, the parties submitted a joint stipulation to stay litigation in the Norman v. Schwartz case, effectively suspending the case indefinitely. In light of Judge Wilson’s decision in Lopez v. Schwartz, we have set aside our strategic differences, and are united behind the position that the best legal course of action now is to stay the Norman case and support the Attorney General’s efforts in defense of this critical program in the Lopez matter. The parties also agreed that the Attorney General’s Office will withdraw its pending Motion to Dismiss and Disqualify, including the allegations of ethical conflicts or use of confidential information, without prejudice.”

      The Stipulation and Order for Stay of Litigation and the Notice of Withdrawal are attached.