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Family of dead Henderson judge suing doctor in fentanyl case

LAS VEGAS — The family of a Henderson city judge who died last year with the powerful opioid fentanyl in her system has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor charged in another case with illegally distributing the drug.

The lawsuit against Dr. Steven Holper was filed Feb. 27 in Nevada state court by Diana Hampton’s ex-husband, Henderson police Lt. Scott Hampton, and her two children, ages 14 and 12.

A message left Wednesday at Holper’s medical office was not immediately returned. Court records do not indicate if he has a lawyer in the civil lawsuit.

Holper, 66, was indicted last month by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas on seven charges of unlawful distribution of fentanyl and 22 counts of providing false statements to Medicare and private health insurance companies...

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