Monday, November 19, 2018

Police Chase


  • Judge Jennifer Dorsey sentenced a man to 22 months in prison and $3.2 million in restitution for conspiring to hide assets from litigants and creditors. [Washington Times]
  • As some of you already saw, the Supreme Court reversed the dismissal of Alexis Plunkett last week. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Steve Wynn is trying to keep Massachusetts gaming regulators from disclosing attorney-client privileged information. [Boston Herald]
  • Here's a look at the first batch of bills brewing for the 2019 legislative session. [TNI]
  • Ever wanted to know what it's like to be in a police chase? [News3LV]

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Drama Continues


  • The Boulder City crosswalk drama continues--now Boulder City is seeking to disqualify Judge Richard Scotti! [BCR]
  • A federal judge handed Jim Acosta and CNN a (temporary?) victory against Donald Trump by granting a TRO and ordering Acosta White House press pass be restored. [CNBC]
  • Another round of golf course/development fights is going to start--this time regarding Black Mountain Golf and Country Club. [News3LV]

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Laughing Stock Of The World


  • An interview with Aaron Ford reveals his priorities as AG. [TNI]
  • James Leavitt, the attorney for Colleen's Classic Consignment, is urging customers to get consult an attorney. [LasVegasNow]
  • Daniel Price and Christopher Beckstrom are representing The Black Batman--a Strip performer in a lawsuit against Hershey's for putting his image on a bottle of chocolate syrup. [KTNV]
  • At least we're not Florida--the "laughing stock of the world" according to one federal judge. [Fox5Vegas]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Job Tips: Holiday Parties

It's that time of year again when the evening are abounding with holiday parties. One of our readers wants to know your thoughts on the best way to use those holiday parties to generate leads and work. Is it appropriate to talk shop at holiday parties? Do you have any tips or tricks? Any suggestions about which parties to attend when there are competing events?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Excelsior


  • Magistrate Peggy Leen orders UMC to pay $820,000 in sanctions and attorney fees in a wages case. [KNPR]
  • A limo driver told another driver who was DUI to leave the scene. [Fox5Vegas]
  • The ouster of Jeff Sessions was good for marijuana? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • How legislative and commission vacancies are filled. [TNI]

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day 2018 (Observed)

The courts are closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Hopefully some of your offices are closed as well. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize the service and great sacrifice of the many veterans in our community.  Thank you to you and your families.

Here's a story reflecting on the fact that it has been 100 years since World War I ended. [TNI]

Friday, November 9, 2018

Toys For Tickets


  • Turn-out and voting site changes to blame for long lines at the polls Tuesday? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • At least one candidate (who lost by 28 votes) is seeking a recount. [KNPR]
  • Pay your parking tickets with toys in Las Vegas! [KTNV]
  • The legal battle over Save Red Rock is over? [RJ]

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thousand Oaks


  • With Abbi Silver's "election" to the Supreme Court official, there is now an opening on the Court of Appeals. If you want the job, you need to get your application in by 5 pm on December 7 so the Commission can narrow the list down to three people for Governor-elect Sisolak to appoint someone. [nvcourts]
  • Jeff Sessions is no longer the US Attorney General. [NY Times]
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in court and fractured three ribs. [CNBC]

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A Blue Day In Nevada


  • The results are in and we can all relax now!? Clark County results here; statewide results here.
  • Congratulations to everyone who won last night. We'll hit a few of the highlights below.
  • Elissa Cadish, Lidia Stiglich, and Abbi Silver are all new additions to the Supreme Court. For the first time in history, a majority of the justices will be women.
  • Mary Kay Holthus managed to unseat Mark Bailus for a seat on the district court bench.
  • Elana Lee Graham soundly defeated James Dean Leavitt to win the coveted seat in Las Vegas Justice Court Department 1.
  • In one of the closest statewide races, Aaron Ford pulled out the win against Wes Duncan.
  • While Adam Laxalt and Michael Roberson both lost, there were several other Nevada attorneys who won different positions including Justin Jones, Shea Backus, Ozzie Fumo, etc.
  • The ballot questions went as most of you expected.
  • What are your thoughts about the results? What can we expect from the 2019 legislature?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day 2018


  • The end of a long midterm campaign season is finally here. Clark County results will be available here and statewide results available here after the polls close tonight at 7 pm.
  • Do any of you do any election-related lawyering on election day?
  • Any special plans to celebrate?