Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wheels On The Bus

  • The Nevada Supreme Court heard oral argument on the recall of Judge Catherine Ramsey. [RJ]
  • Lawyers for Erik Nowsch are again seeking to postpone the upcoming road rage trial after learning the family of Tammy Myers is releasing a book. [LasVegasNow]
  • It also heard argument on the constitutionality of a sex offender registration law. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reached a $400,000 settlement with the City of San Francisco related to the bussing of indigent mental patients. [RJ]
  • New administrative orders are affecting the case flow in district court, including no new business court matters being assigned to Judge Scann's department. [eighthjdcourt blog]

Monday, October 5, 2015

First Monday

  • Judge Togliatti is considering a request to hold the state of Nevada in contempt over failing to provide prompt treatment to mentally ill inmates. [RJ]
  • Gaming lawyer Frank Schreck honored. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The UNLV football team defeated UNR and is bringing home the Fremont cannon. It's not too late to jump on the bandwagon. [Fox5Vegas]

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Days

  • Judge Michael Villani reaffirmed his sentencing of disbarred attorney Barry Levinson. As you may recall, Levinson received a harsher sentence than he agreed to when Villani chose to ignore a plea deal. Lawyers practicing criminal law, please weigh in. Did Villani do the right thing? [RJ]
  • Closing arguments are set in federal court for Monday in the Oracle vs. Rimini Street trial. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • A Carson City judge tossed out an effort to repeal Nevada's new tax package. [Fox5Vegas]

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Burning Questions

  • Some new traffic laws take effect today. [RJ]
  • More on Silverstone golf course. [RJ]
  • The last defendant in the HOA scandal was found guilty. [RJ]
It seems like there are a lot of questions that pop up now and again in the comments. Like us, a lot of you are left wondering what is happening with things that got brought up in the news, but haven't had much coverage since. Here's your chance to ask those questions again and we'll see if someone has the answer.  If you know the answer to any of the following (or have your own new question), put them in the comments:
  • Is Judge Scann still off the bench? How's she doing?
  • Anyone have a status update on the post-Lionel Sawyer issues?
  • Anyone have a status update on the Gordon Silver lawsuits?
  • What's going on with the recall effort in North Las Vegas?
  • Does anyone miss the Las Vegas Constable's office?
  • Is the find-a-lawyer function on the State Bar website functioning properly?
  • ???

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Old Ways

  • Disbarred attorney Barry Levinson has been hospitalized with life-threatening health problems according to his lawyer. Article also includes a list of everyone connected to the HOA scandal who has died. [RJ]
  • The water is back on at Silverstone Golf Course and the new owner is suggesting giving some of the golf course land to the adjoining property owners. [RJ]
  • Good deal? Man convicted of first-degree murder gets a life sentence in exchange for no appeals. [RJ]
  • Did you know Nevada is one of only three states with an opt-in policy for sex education? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Looking to bolster your reputation? Try getting involved in the Truancy Diversion Program. [eighthjdcourt blog]

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Long May You Run

  • State Senator Aaron Ford announced the Democratic caucus is supporting the state senate candidacy of Boyd grad and Deputy District Attorney Nicole Cannizzaro. [LasVegasNow]
  • Opening arguments were held for the trial of the last HOA scandal defendant. [RJ]
  • Which is more likely to happen first? A high-speed train to California or an NHL team in Vegas?
  • A man was arrested in Vegas on Friday for involvement in sex trafficking. [Las Vegas Sun]

Monday, September 28, 2015

Harvest Moon

  • The new owner of Silverstone Golf Course has until Wednesday to turn the water back or disclose his finances to show why he can't. [RJ]
  • The CSI effect in the courtroom. [RJ]
  • There have been a flood of applications for medical marijuana licenses. [Las Vegas Sun]

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Low Bar

  • Is the bar too low to get into law school? Here are some op-eds on the topic. [New York Times]
  • After two hours of argument yesterday, Judge Richard Boulware is set to issue a decision on a new TRO regarding Silverstone Golf Course. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction. [RJ]
  • The Court also ruled that that NRCP 11 does not supersede NRS 7.085 when it comes to sanctioning lawyers [Watson Rounds v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct.] and that Nevada follows California's Cumis rule that requires an insurer to provide independent counsel for the insured when there is an actual conflict of interest between the insurer and insured [State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen]
  • Do you have between 3 and 7 years of experience as a lawyer and need a new job? Shark Pimp Jordan Ross is looking for a few good candidates. [Ross Legal Search]

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Na-Na Na-Na Na-Na Na-Na

  • The Batmobile is protected by copyright law. [RJ]
  • Six indicted for Las Vegas-based oxycodone trafficking. [RJ]
  • Use of e-cigarettes banned in all national parks. [RJ]
  • Did you know that Boyd School of Law has an academic success program (ASP) to help students get through school and prep for the bar? [UNLV Boyd School of Law]
  • If you think you're having a bad day as a lawyer, at least you're not this guy. [Las Vegas Sun]

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Birthday To You!

  • Now the City of Las Vegas is getting involved in the Silverstone Golf Course matter through code enforcement. [RJ; News3LV]
  • A man who was behind bars for 6 years without a conviction will stay a little longer due to an outstanding traffic warrant. [RJ]
  • A judge ruled that "Happy Birthday" is in the public domain. [LA Times]
  • RIP Jim Santini. [RJ]