Friday, April 17, 2015

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2


  • Allegiant Air and its pilots are anxiously awaiting an expeditious decision from Judge Andrew Gordon. [RJ]
  • Judge Elissa Cadish sentenced a convicted murder to 28 years to life. [RJ]
  • Are you serving discovery responses with boilerplate objections? Your efforts are futile and could even cost you. [Compelling Discovery]
  • Can anyone chime in on the fate of Prince and Keating in light of Eglet Prince?
  • Two movies that filmed at the Wynn open today--The Squeeze and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2! [RJ]
  • Anything else exciting happening this weekend?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shoot


  • Shootings are not rare at Nevada's High Desert State Prison. Cal Potter is handling seven lawsuits involving such shootings in the state prison system. [RJ]
  • Not much luck for Uber with the Nevada senate so far. [RJ]
  • The Nevada health insurance exchange got a dismissal without prejudice, but is still dealing with lawsuits. [RJ]
  • North Las Vegas Municipal Court voids its workers' collective bargaining agreement. [8NewsNow]
  • Lawmakers are looking at revamping PERS. One interesting part of the article is that the PERS budget for the Clark County District Attorney's office is $40 million. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Here are details about the upcoming courtroom shuffle as Judges Hardy and Johnson take the bench on May 4. [8th Judicial District Court blog]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Honest Abe


  • It was 150 years ago today that Abraham Lincoln died after being assassinated. Here are 10 things you might not know about Lincoln and Nevada. [RGJ]
  • Um, it's tax day. Did you get yours filed or file for an extension yet?
  • Here's a look at some of the bills that are still alive this legislative session. [RJ]
  • There is a public review hearing scheduled for Friday of a police shooting from a year ago. [Fox5Vegas]

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Of Trees & Bacon


  • The Federal Courthouse was evacuated temporarily yesterday. Anyone have more details? [RJ]
  • Nevada has 80 inmates on death row who, for the time being, are simply serving life sentences. [RJ]
  • U.S. Magistrate Peggy Leen appointed a special master to investigate UMC's compliance with discovery requirements. It's the first she has had to do so in 14 years on the bench. [RJ]
  • U.S. Magistrate George Foley refused to seal some Metro body-cam video. [8NewsNow]
  • DA Wolfson decided a 17-year-old girl will not face charges related to her malnourished daughter and the death of a 3-year-old girl. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • When budget cuts lead to an increase in allowing volunteer work to meet the needs of a municipality, sometimes this happens to trees. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Alleged discrimination against Las Vegas members of the Church of Bacon. [RJ]

Monday, April 13, 2015

Daredevil

It's Monday morning, so let's start the week off talking about tv. While some of you were watching Jordan Spieth dominate at the Masters, others were binge watching Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix. For those of you who don't know, Daredevil features the story of a visually impaired lawyer by day who is also a masked vigilante by night. Sound like anyone you know? It's probably more likely that you know someone like Slippin' Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad.  Did any of you catch the finale of that last week? What did you think? More importantly, are you glad that Game of Thrones is back or what? What have you been watching? Anything exciting going on out there?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Favor Me


  • Former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced she is running for the US Senate. [RJ]
  • Do you think the Board of Governors could use someone like you? You have until April 24, 2015, to get your application in. [NV Bar]
  • Speaking of the State Bar of Nevada, they're moving to their new office at 3100 W. Charleston Blvd. Here's an old Nevada Lawyer article about why they needed to spend $3.3 million on the new place.
  • Here's a follow up piece on the Henderson Police Department voiding tickets "as a favor." [RJ]
  • The DA's office found the ranger shooting at Red Rock justified. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Did anyone attend the Court of Appeals inauguration?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Robing


  • Today the Supreme Court of Nevada is holding a special session to host an inaugural robing ceremony for the three judges on the Court of Appeals. 
  • Perhaps the more important ceremony being held today is for the groundbreaking of the Ikea store set to open next year! [Fox5Vegas]
  • Threatening to blow up judges can get you prison time. [Las Vegas Sun]

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Squatters


  • Congrats to Judge Cynthia Leung on retaining her spot on the Las Vegas Municipal Court bench. [RJ]
  • A 10-year old boy took the stand against his father in a murder trial yesterday. [8NewsNow]
  • Cal Potter is representing the family of the inmate who died in custody after being shot by a guard. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Legislature is considering a bill to give you more power to kick out squatters. [KNPR]
  • Anyone heard anything more about Gordon Silver? Gentile and Cristalli are no longer on the GS website. Anyone know where their new office with Ross Miller is located? 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dinged


  • Are we on our way to having campus carry in Nevada? [RJ]
  • Clark County will be paying a $2.075 million settlement to former foster children injured while in the County's system. [RJ]
  • Today is the Las Vegas Municipal Primary--make sure you go vote if you want to complain later. [8NewsNow]
  • Curious about why Allegiant pilots were planning to strike? [KNPR]
  • The Eighth Judicial District Court Clerk is trying to make it easier to exercise a peremptory challenge by accepting electronic payments starting May 1. [eighthjdcourt blog
  • Speaking of peremptory challenges, what do you think about the fact that it costs $450 just to exercise that right? Is that fair? Does it serve the purpose of preventing judge shopping? 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Badgers and Blue Devils