Monday, October 14, 2019

Columbus v. Indigenous People

  • The City of Las Vegas is looking to jumpstart Badlands negotiations having already hired 5 law firms and incurring over $960,000 in legal fees. [RJ]
  • The mother of a convicted felon/former pimp says Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson is "going around like a vigilante." [Baltimore Post-Examiner]
  • Las Vegas City Council will consider a bill to criminalize domestic violence. [KTNV]
  • Should today be Indigenous Peoples Day? [TNI]

Friday, October 11, 2019

See You At The Party

  • National headlines implicating foreign involvement in Nevada's cannabis industry have Governor Sisolak outraged. [TNI]
  • Scott Gragson's lawyers want to exclude his blood alcohol test. [RJ]
  • Red Rock Country Club is being sued in federal court for racial discrimination. [RJ; I-Team]
  • The demand for meth in Las Vegas is on the rise. [News3LV]
  • Here's your reminder about Craig P. Kenny's annual party tonight from 5-11 p.m. at 501 S. 8th St. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Flu Shot Season

  • A Vegas theatre reached a settlement worth upwards of $21 million in a class-action suit involving unwanted text messages. [Bloomberg]
  • A family is likely to sue Metro over an in-custody death. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • One of our readers wants to know your thoughts on flu shots. Some of her co-workers are basically anti-vaxxers when it comes to flu shot. "What makes these otherwise reasonable people so unreasonable about something that can affect everyone else in the office?"

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Bar Results 61%

  • The July bar exam results came out with a 61% pass rate. Congrats to all those who passed!
  • The MGM settlement is the third largest payout in American history. [RJ]
  • How are Henderson and North Las Vegas dealing with domestic violence offenders now? [RJ]
  • The ABA has joined an appeal challenging the death sentence of a Nevada man. [News3LV]
  • The City of Las Vegas' proposed homeless ordinance is shaping up to be a big topic this fall. [Fox5Vegas; Nevada Current]
  • The Nevada Supreme Court heard oral argument on the confidentiality of autopsy reports. [RJ]

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Blowing Bubbles

  • The US Supreme Court is in action today. [SCOTUSblog]
  • Suit says feds are using immigration marriage interviews as a trap. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Home prices in southern Nevada are nearing all-time highs. [Vegas Inc.]
  • Parents says CCSD special needs students are routinely abused. [RJ; I-Team]

Monday, October 7, 2019

Business Advice v. Legal Advice

  • Here are some opinions on how Las Vegas is dealing with the jury trial in municipal court issue. [RJ]
  • Who benefits from the billionaire plea deal in which, allegedly, the Court could not even approve the places receiving the donation. [Nevada Current]
  • For now, the State of Washington is keeping an integrated bar association, as indicated in this document
  • One of our readers shared an article from the ABA's Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law magazine that deals with privilege in the context of business advice vs. legal advice. That article is not linkable online, but we found a similar article from earlier this year talking about the same topic. What is the difference between business advice and legal advice? Does this concern affect the way you practice?

Friday, October 4, 2019


  • Here's more on the MGM settlement. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Metro's cold case team solved a 41-year old murder case. [8NewsNow]
  •  Anything exciting going on out there this weekend?

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Nothing To See Here

  • It looks like MGM is settling the October 1 lawsuit for upwards of $800 million depending on the number of claimants who accept it. Eglet's press conference is at 10:30. [RJ; 8NewsNow]
  • Judge Jacqueline Bluth approved the "sweetheart plea deal" for billionaire Henry Nicholas. [RJ]
  • Wisconsin is facing a second federal challenge to its mandatory bar association. [WisBar]

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CLE Season

  • Judge Rob Bare stayed the civil cases against Scott Gragson. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Nevada levies $17 million in fines on drug companies for noncompliance with diabetes drug transparency law. [TNI]
  • Here's more on Mayor Goodman's campaign to deal with the homelessness issue downtown. [TNI]
  • Johnson & Johnson will pay $20 million to Ohio in an opioid settlement. [KNPR]
  • We're heading into CLE season. Here are some upcoming live CLE events. Here's a handy link to the Nevada CLE Board and a reminder that there are new rules this year.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Vegas Stronger- 2 Years Later

  • It may be two years later, but the memory is still fresh for many in our community. What are you doing today? How are you doing today?
  • Along with the anniversary comes more debate/discussion of gun control. [KNPR]
  • One victim recently sued MGM for negligence. [Yahoo]
  • Several new laws go into effect in Nevada today. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Among those is a new online privacy law. [RJ]