Friday, May 25, 2012

Eglet to Build New Building Downtown (i.e. Something Good Can Come from Hepatitis!)

There were so many different options for the title of this post, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to get sued for defamation, even if it is a joke. Most of my options involved some combination of Eglet being grateful for hepatitis, but then my non-existent blogger conscience got the best of me.  Plus, I'm sure our readers are much more creative that I could ever be.

But let's just say that business is good for Robert Eglet after being part of the team that won a $160 million lawsuit for plaintiffs in the hepatitis C medical malpractice lawsuit. Business is so good, in fact, that Eglet announced the construction of a shiny new 46,000 square foot building downtown on 400 South Seventh Street. The building will house four law firms and an investigation firm, and will include a mock courtroom where Goldilocks will be able to sue the Three Bears for years to come.

Anybody care to guess what this shiny new building will be called? Unfortunately it will not be called "The House that Hepatitis Built."  If you said "The Robert T. Eglet Advocacy Center" you were right!

All joking aside, I say good for Eglet. It's good to see that Eglet is trying to give back to the community by investing in downtown Las Vegas and allowing the law school to use his mock courtroom. Does anybody know which firms will be moving into this building with Eglet Wall? On another note, what is everybody doing for Memorial Day weekend?

-JD

14 comments:

  1. Correct me if I am wrong but I believed that the Property was originally titled under EVAPS (Eglet, Vannah And Prince). Did the latter 2 bow out?

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  2. Where is all the eparking going to be for four firms worth of employees?

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  3. "The Robert T. Eglet Advocacy Center". Now I've really have seen everything.

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  4. "The Robert TTT. Eglet Advocacy Center."

    FIXED.

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  5. The building looks pretty sweet. Is it close to Craig P Kenny's place?

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  6. It's just around the corner. Seems like the PI guys like building lavish buildings in the historical district around Las Vegas High School. (No, it isn't Las Vegas Academy of singing and dancing in fairyland. It's LVHS. Says so right on the squares.)

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  7. "The secret of great wealth with no obvious source is some forgotten
    crime, forgotten because it was done neatly."

    Honoré de Balzac

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  8. "Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions."

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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  9. Please don't post this as if it is really news or "hot off the presses" when it was in the RJ a year ago with the drawing of the exterior then. I guess it might be news that the goundbreaking appearts to be coming up. Also mentioning the 160 million dollar verdict without mentioning the 500 million dollar verdict seems somewhat like you are missing the BIG picture. You are forgiven. We appreciate your efforts but still hold you to a high standard.

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  10. Could your firm go bankrupt?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47597115/ns/business-us_business/t/storied-law-firm-folds-after-partners-flee/#.T8S-K8BkDsU.mailto

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  11. If you spend more than you make, things won't go well. Just ask Paul Powell.

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  12. http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2012/may/09/lv-law-firm-bankruptcy/

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  13. How about calling it: "The House that Dr. Desai built".

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