Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Still A Ways To Go

  • State launches statewide use of force dashboard two years after legislative mandate. [TNI]
  • Judge Jessica Peterson rules against teacher union in effort to block illegal strike lawsuit. [TNI]
  • Still a ways to go, but indigent defense is improving in Nevada’s rural counties. [Nevada Current]
  • Police announce arrest of second teen in hit-and-run killing. [RJ]
  • Owner slit dog’s throat to try and put her down, police say. [RJ]

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Pivot Step

  • @VitalVegas suggests some members of the local legal community may be involved in a bookie scandal. [See also Federal subpoena to Resorts World preceded Sibella’s departure. [Nevada Current])
  • Lombardo campaign pivots legal defense fund to ethics case. [TNI]
  • Nevada leads nation in home foreclosures, report says. [RJ]
  • LIMA diversion program helps those seeking treatment. [RJ]
  • CCSD seeks to dismiss union’s anti-SLAPP lawsuit following injunction. [KTNV]
  • DA plans to charge teen as adult in cyclist’s death. [8NewsNow]

Monday, September 18, 2023

Ongoing Investigation

  • Here's an article about Douglas County and Joey Gilbert. [TNI
  • Nevada to pay $2.25 million to former prisoner blinded by birdshot. [TNI]
  • Supreme Court leaves injunction against "sick outs" in place while appeal plays out. [Nevada Current]
  • Viral video of cyclist's killing sparks outrage, attacks on RJ. [RJ]
  • Metro withholds information that should be public, RJ lawyer Benjamin Lipman says. [RJ]
  • Analyst believes MGM is losing $4.2 - $8.4 million per day due to cyberattack. [RJ]
  • Fontainebleau set to open Dec. 13 and they're taking reservations now. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Here's a piece on the 16-year saga to build the resort. [Hollywood Reporter]

Friday, September 15, 2023

The Pit

  • CCEA appeals after injunction issued. [TNI
  • Hacker group threatens MGM Resorts if deal not reached. [RJ]
  • Caesars acknowledges in 8K filing to SEC that it was also the victim of a cyberattack, but did not confirm whether it made a ransom payment. [TNI]
  • Opinion: DExit to the desert: Why I left Delaware for Nevada. [TNI]
  • Operation Heat Wave leads to 25 arrests in Vegas. [RJ]
  • Not Vegas, but after experiencing "the pit," Walmart litigation chief quits law practice at age 47. Do you think this is newsworthy? Is this part of a trend? Why did it take her so long to find the pit? [ABA Journal]

Thursday, September 14, 2023

A Strike Has Occurred

  • Judge Crystal Eller grants preliminary injunction against CCEA finding that a strike had occurred. [TNI; Nevada Current; RJ
  • Judge Kathleen Drakulich ruled the State did not overstep in rejecting Blockchain's paperwork for water rights. [TNI]
  • From honors college to "Your Honor": Judge Jennifer Dorsey. [UNLV
  • FBI's most wanted in Nevada. [RJ]

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Job Tips: Fall Hiring

With news of massive job interviews and hiring taking place for Durango and Fontainebleau, it seems like as good of time as any to talk about the current job market. What are your thoughts on the current legal job market in Vegas? Are we in an employer or employee market right now? What should someone consider if they're thinking about taking an offer at this time of year? Have you noticed more resumes with lots of short stints at various firms? Does it make any sense to hire those people? What else is affecting the job market right now? 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Simon Says

  • Hospital fighting $48 million award loses challenge to judicial appointments. [Legal Newsline
  • Opinion: School choice enlists parents in cultural war. [TNI]
  • CCSD asks courts to address "sickouts." [Nevada Current]
  • FBI confirms investigation into MGM cybersecurity issue. [RJ]
  • AG: prison employee was in sexual relationship with inmate. [RJ]
  • Pawn Stars' Corey Harrison explains what led to DUI and plans to fight back. [RJ]
  • Zaon Collins released from jail, joins junior college basketball team. [RJ]
  • Teacher of the year now a convicted felon after stealing for students. [8NewsNow]

Monday, September 11, 2023

22 Years Later

  • Never forget. Where were you that morning? [9/11 Memorial]
  • The government took their home. Now, a family's lawsuit may change Nevada's forfeiture system. [TNI]
  • Trump opponent files suit in longshot 14th Amendment case to bar him from Nevada ballot. [TNI
  • Nevada's lack of casino self-exclusion law is par for state, experts say. [Nevada Current]
  • MGM Resorts dealing with a "cybersecurity issue." [8NewsNow]

Friday, September 8, 2023

Winking At Witnesses

  • State agency quotes high fees to bog down records requests. [RJ
  • Man gets 100-year sentence from Judge Tierra Jones in bar killing. [RJ]
  • Prosecutors drop charges against Aces player represented by Brandon Albright. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Department of Education is moving forward with regulations aimed at later school start times; CCSD's general counsel Luke Puschnig says CCSD will take action to prevent it. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • School cancelled at two schools today due to unexpected number of teachers/staff absent. CCEA denies any involvement. What do you think is causing it? [News3LV]
  • Culinary, bartenders unions announce strike vote for later this month. [Fox5Vegas]
  • New ABA ethics opinion addresses what you should and should do when preparing a witness for testimony and when interacting with a witness who is testifying. [ABA Journal]

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Mayhem Like Me

  • Concerns linger that complying with new street vendor bill is too expensive. [TNI
  • Schools Over Stadiums files referendum challenging public funding for A's stadium. [Nevada Current]
  • Man facing charges of mayhem after woman loses part of toe in hotel. [RJ8NewsNow]
  • Settlement reached between Wynn Resorts and 9 anonymous women in sexual harassment suit. [RJ]
  • Trees removed from Strip to make way for F1 grandstands. [Fox5Vegas]

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

All That Glitters Is Gold

  • As race nears, Clark County Commission grills F1 organizers over traffic, logistics. [TNI]
  • Nathan Ring is representing AFSCME (state worker union) in suit against Lombardo over vetoed arbitration bill. [TNI]
  • No-Kill Las Vegas sues The Animal Foundation claiming failure to spay and neuter violates law. [Nevada Current]
  • Boyd Law professor Robert Correales explains who’s responsible for vehicle damage caused by dump truck debris. [RJ]
  • Las Vegas pot business accused of Ponzi-like scheme. [RJ]
  • Ohio woman sues MGM Resorts for negligence after being stabbed. [KTNV]

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Only Shooting Stars Break The Mold

  • Nevada Supreme Court upholds fines against state for delaying defendants’ mental health care. [TNI]
  • 20,000 doses of controlled substances seized in North Las Vegas, AG says. [8NewsNow]
  • US-95 widening project draws ire from downtown residents. [Nevada Current]
  • Travis Barrick says the AG’s office is trying to avoid paying jury award to prisoner. [RJ]
  • CCSD official says confidentiality policy changed after altercation. [RJ]
  • Gun club tackles turmoil: four of five board members resign. [Boulder City Review]