November 27, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court says a Las Vegas television producer is protected by Nevada's shield law and is not required to divulge sources for news reports about a financial firm owned by the son of a late governor.
Justices on Wednesday upheld a lower court that quashed subpoenas sought by Aspen Financial Services to force producer Dana Gentry to reveal whether she had received any gifts from Aspen investors.
Gentry is executive producer of "Ralston Reports," a public affairs and political news show.
Aspen is owned by Jeff Guinn, the son of former Gov. Kenny Guinn who died in 2010. A group of investors sued the company alleging their money was mismanaged.
Jeff Guinn countersued, claiming he was libeled.
State regulators revoked Aspen's license in June because of insolvency.