Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Will You Be The One?

Are you a volunteer? Why not?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Puff Puff Crash

  • The DA's office is filing 2nd degree murder charges for a woman who was DUI with marijuana in her system and who caused an accident that killed an 8-year old boy. [LasVegasNow]
  • In another incident a driver who struck two jaywalking pedestrians admitted to having smoked marijuana before the accident. [LasVegasNow]
  • People are ending up in deportation hearings for traffic tickets alone. [TNI]
  • Here's a puff piece on healthcare lawyer Ayesha Mehdi. [Vegas Inc.]
  • Want to search every campaign contribution made to AG candidates Aaron Ford and Wes Duncan? [TNI]
  • There are 11 applicants for appointment to the open family court position--some familiar faces and some new names. [NVCourts]

Friday, September 14, 2018

Job Tips: Futureproof

One of our readers has a simple question that probably does not have a simple answer, but we will pose it to you anyway:  What areas of law do you think are futureproof?  Is there such a thing? 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Sham

  • Robert Eglet calls MGM's $500 charity offer in exchange for accepting service "a sham." [Fox5Vegas]
  • Not Nevada specific, but check out this $250 million settlement by State Farm regarding a class action against it for creating a fund to support a judge that later turned over a billion dollar judgment against the company. [ABA Journal]
  • Are you interested in being a magistrate judge? The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of two full-time United States magistrate judges for the District of Nevada to be located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The current annual salary of the position is $191,360. The term of office is eight years. A full public notice for the two magistrate judge positions and an application form is available on the Court’s website (www.nvd.uscourts.gov). Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Clerk of Court at 702-464-5456.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Captain Morgan Pose

  • Remember how MGM was suing victims of the October 1 shooting. Now, they're trying to convince the people they sued to accept service in exchange for a $500 contribution to charity? Good or bad strategy--what do you think? [CBSNews]
  • Remember that lawsuit against the Oregon State Bar that some of you were discussing the other day--here is a copy of the complaint.
  • A summary of the findings into the Phil Kohn sexual harassment investigation has been made public. [RJ]
  • AG/gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt racked up 8 traffic tickets in a 10 year period--and just paid off a 15-year old ticket last month. [TNI]
  • The immigrant mom who was being detained in Henderson could be reunited with her daughter this week. [TNI]
  • Just a few weeks until the new law on ignition locks for DUIs goes into effect. [LasVegasNow]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Constructive Criticism

There has been a rash of petty, negative, non-constructive criticism, politicking and baiting on here recently.  We suspect that the vast majority of these comments come from just one or two vocal individuals with an ulterior motive, but in any event, and as we've explained previously, that's not the purpose of this blog.  We've removed some of the more egregious examples of these type of comments, but we don't have the time nor the desire to police all these comments real-time.  So, we've shut the comments down on these last two posts, at least for now.  We'll try this again tomorrow.  We apologize to the vast majority of you, who are non-violators.

17 Years Later

  • The Supreme Court says the name of the execution doctor stays secret. [ABC News]
  • The man who sold ammo to the October 1 shooter pleaded not guilty. [LasVegasNow]
  • Never forget. Where were you that Tuesday morning 17 years ago? [Las Vegas Sun]

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Longest Yard

  • Guardianship abuse is the focus of a new documentary. [KTNV]
  • The attacks against Aaron Ford aren't about him says this commentary. [Nevada Current]
  • A civil bench bar tomorrow will feature discovery commissioner Bonnie Bulla talking about proposed changes to discovery rules. [eightjdcourt blog
  • MGM is trying to pay for more schooling for its employees. [TNI]

Friday, September 7, 2018

Smokey And The Bandit

  • The Republican AG Association filed suit against Metro seeking to obtain bodycam footage of an interaction Metro had with AG candidate Aaron Ford last fall. [TNI]
  • While in Vegas to endorse Steve Sisolak, former US AG Eric Holder discussed justice reform. [Nevada Current]
  • The Nevada Commission on Ethics and Metro are investigating the misuse of public funds by the LVCVA. [RJ]
  • CWNevada, one of the state's largest cannabis company faces six separate lawsuits. The CEO of CWNevada is attorney Brian Padgett. CWNevada's attorney for these matters is Todd Bice. [RJ]
  • Elon Musk smoked weed live on Youtube. [Washington Post]

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sleeping In The Street

  • A panel of 9th Circuit judges rules that prosecuting homeless people for sleeping in public is cruel and unusual punishment. [NY Times]