Thursday, February 2, 2023

Groundhog Day 2023

  • Robert Telles' trial won't be until at least November. [RJ]
  • Fremont Street Experience getting police substation after 2022 crime wave. [RJ]
  • GM commits $650M to developing Nevada lithium mine entangled in lawsuit. [Nevada Current]
  • Teen, represented by Jacob Leavitt, files lawsuit against CCSD and parents of bullies. [8NewsNow]
  • Clark County DA answers questions on violent Oregon kidnapping suspect's Nevada jail time. [News3LV]

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Like The Pie Eating Contest

  • Here's an article on the alleged Ponzi scheme that preyed on Mormons and ended with the FBI at the home of Matthew Bealey. (It's an article that Jeff German was starting on and has been finalized by the Washington Post in conjunction with the RJ.) [RJ or Washington Post- sub. req'd
  • Six of seven states reach consensus framework on Colorado River cuts--with California absent. [TNI]
  • Telles set to appear in court for a status check today. [RJ]
  • Alleged cult leader arrested at North Las Vegas home. [RJ]
  • Here are Nevada businesses with most employees enrolled in Medicaid. [Nevada Current]
  • Will there be any legal action as a result of the mass vomiting incident at a local elementary school? [8NewsNow]

Tuesday, January 31, 2023


  • Gov. Lombardo names ex-judge George Assad to seat on the Gaming Control Board. [TNI
  • Youtuber gets in gun battle in Henderson home invasion. [RJ]
  • Center offering legal information on eviction, civil matters sees high volume of clients. [Nevada Current]
  • $1B in unclaimed property in Nevada. [8NewsNow]

Monday, January 30, 2023

A Mere Hope

  • Opinion: Nevada Supreme Court to state government: Yes, you can be sued. [TNI]
  • A federal lawsuit is blocking 198,000 Nevadans student loan borrowers from relief. [Nevada Current]
  • Lawsuit claims man killed by police did not pose imminent threat. [RJ]
  • Emails reveal tensions in Colorado River talks. [RJ]
  • Nevada's civil infractions citation portal is now open.
  • A commenter tells us that Doug Crawford recently filed for bankruptcy.  

Friday, January 27, 2023

The Most Stressful Profession

  • RIP David Krieger. A gofundme has been setup to assist his family.  
  • Here are the details on the memorial service for Melanie Andress-Tobiasson. [RJ]
  • An article says law is the most stressful profession. [ABA Journal]
  • After oral argument on attorney-client privilege issue, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the case. [SCOTUSblog]

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Not Abnormal

  • Damian Sheets is Robert Telles' new attorney. [RJ
  • More delays in the Henry Ruggs case. [News3LV; RJ]
  • Here are details on Judge Michelle Leavitt's hearing on the RJ and Metro dispute over Jeff German's phone. [AP; RJ]
  • Class action suit claims Strip hotels colluded on inflated room rates. [RJ

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

State Of The Market 2023

We are nearly through the first month of January 2023. Typically at this time of year we like to discuss the state of the legal market in Nevada. What do you think about how things are going? Is there enough work to go around or not enough work? Is the market crowded with lawyers? Is any practice area dying? What practice areas do you think are going to take off? Is working from home still acceptable or is face time in the office more important? Any trends you think are going to dominate the market in the coming year?

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Singled Out

  • Attorneys for Henry Ruggs alleges Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman singled out their client's case. [RJ]
  • Lots of promises (and potential legal battles) in Governor Lombardo's first State of the State speech. [TNI]
  • Opinion: Another last minute vote by Fiore being questioned. [TNI]
  • Metro will pay $3.5 million to settle two lawsuits. [RJ]
  • Congress set to question Ticketmaster in wake of Taylor Swift ticket drama. [KTNV]
  • Nevada Supreme Court pauses Jon Gruden lawsuit against NFL pending appeal. [News3LV]

Monday, January 23, 2023

No One Is Worthless

  • RJ seeks sanctions after Metro searched Jeff German's phone. [RJ]
  • John Fortin seeks to upend Nevada's forfeiture laws. [Reuters
  • If you don't remember all the details, investigative journalist Doug Poppa interviewed Melanie Andress-Tobiasson on May 7, 2018. [@DougPoppa1]
  • A reader passed on information that was passed on by another attorney close to Melanie Andress-Tobiasson showing that there might have been some indications that she needed or wanted help. She filed for self-represented divorce in June of last year and on the form put, "Plaintiff would like to be restored to his/her former name of (insert former name you would like to go back to) Melanie Anne Worthless." The records are since gone from Odyssey, but you can see she filed here and if you search her name you'll find a mostly deleted "case created in error." Please watch for signs of people asking for help in your family, friends, and co-workers. If you don't know what to do, call 988 and get some advice. No one is worthless. 

Friday, January 20, 2023

If I Could Only Remember My Name

BREAKING:  RIP Melanie Andress-Tobiasson, dead by suicide at 53. [8NewsNow
    Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
  • Snakes, death, and bankruptcy: Robin Lehner's "Tiger King"-like ordeal. [RJ]
  • Trials set in case involving sexual favors in exchange for apartment lease. [RJ]
  • Attorney General's office says CCSD school board violated open meeting law. [RJ]
  • Black contractors lose appeal against Tommy White, Laborers 872. [Nevada Current]
  • What else is happening out there today?

Thursday, January 19, 2023

An Impossible Situation

  • Attorney suspension adds twist to sex for rent case. [KTNV]
  • Oscar Goodman recalls Jimmy Chagra murder trial on 40th anniversary. [RJ]
  • Attorneys with Douglas ties are among 34 candidates seeking appointment to Vegas judgeship. [Record Courier
  • The long delayed preliminary hearing for the owner of the Alpine Motel Apartments is set for February. [RJ]
  • After critical state audits, higher ed administrator defends money-shifting as legal. [TNI]
  • Lawsuit claims Clark County's short term rental ban and fines prior to 2021 are illegal. [News3LV]

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Heart Smart

  • LACSN urges lawmakers to reconsider previously declined eviction bills, tenant protections. [Nevada Current]
  • Sparks judge reverses course on media access to hearings after being sued. [This Is Reno]
  • A reader tells us the Nevada Supreme Court has issued some opinions, but they're not posted at due to technical difficulties. Anyone know more?
  • Four Las Vegas parks now have AED machines. Do you know how to use an AED? If you don't, you should learn--you could save a life. [News3LV]
  • From not enough quality candidates for open seats to too many in some and still not enough in others? Anyone think that applications like this should just be from one pool so the choice on some departments isn't so limited?