Friday, February 23, 2018

Open Meeting Season


  • Lieutenant Governor Hutchison's law firm sent letters to two Las Vegas city councilmen charging that they are biased against the developer of the Badlands golf course and should recuse themselves. [RJ]
  • Here's an article on Al Lasso and Sean Claggett's $20 million verdict against an HOA. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Marijuana amnesty boxes have been set up at the airport. [KTNV]
  • No decision (yet) on a CCSD gender diverse policy because of open meeting concerns. [TNI]
  • The Boulder City council violated open meeting law in selecting a city attorney. [BCR]

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Very Best Liability Case


  • A Las Vegas resident may have been first in the state to be arrested for charges related to bitcoin money laundering. [RJ]
  • How bitcoin is changing the Las Vegas economy. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Combating underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Judge Mark Bailus denied a motion to dismiss an employee's wrongful termination suit for marijuana use. [TNI]
  • North Las Vegas is using Eglet to sue opioid companies in the "very best liability case" he has ever seen against the industry. [TNI]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Haircuts and Beer


  • The Vegas Golden Knights want to try and settle with the US Army over the Golden Knights trademark. [RJ]
  • AG candidate Dr. Aaron Ford helped pass a bill last year that could benefit his employer Eglet Prince. [TNI]
  • Clark County is considering letting you get a beer with your haircut. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Fearing deportation, immigrant communities in Las Vegas are afraid to report crime. [KTNV]

Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidents Day 2018

Most of you aren't working today, right? For those of you are, here's a link to the Nevada Independent's analysis on why Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison can argue in court on recalls regarding state senators. Nor surprisingly, the article only mentions state ethical rules and nothing about the ethical duties of an attorney. What do you think? Did they miss anything? Any of you inclined to write an op-ed to tell them why they're wrong?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Be The Change

There are a lot of comments on this blog about what's wrong with the practice of law in Nevada. Whether it be the behavior of opposing counsel or the pointless CLE requirements or the annual boondoggle convention, a lot of you have ideas about how things should be done. Here's a question for you? Why don't you do anything about it? If all of us are in agreement that the CLE classes don't accomplish anything then why are we still doing them? Why do we allow the Board of Governors to keep setting a convention in far away locations that is only attended by 150 people--over half of which are being paid for by the bar or the courts? The list is long, but what needs to change first? What would be the easiest thing to change? Who among you will be the change?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Parkland


  • A Metro officer with connections to April Parks was indicted yesterday. [KTNV]
  • RIP Greg Marsh. [RJ]
  • A judge rules that Taylor Swift lyrics were "too banal" to be copyrighted. [Vanity Fair]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lonely Hearts


  • New developments in the Elaine Wynn versus Steve Wynn case? [RJ]
  • Here's an article with insight from Aviva Gordon on why #metoo may have repercussions for women in the workplace. [RJ]
  • Judge Cadish denied a request to sanction the RJ for publishing the name of the man charged in connection with the October 1 shooting. [RJ]
  • A convicted pimp was accidentally released from jail--the I-team discovered that he got a pretty sweet plea deal and no one from the DA's office will talk about it. [LasVegasNow]
  • Are FLDS contractors using child labor to underbid and get the job? [LasVegasNow]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sweethearts


  • There is a civil bench-bar meeting today. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Wynn is bringing in Gibson Dunn to investigate the allegations against Steve Wynn. [CNN Money]
  • There are a lot of people who don't want to be annexed by the City of Las Vegas. [Las Vegas Sun]

Monday, February 12, 2018

Winter Olympics 2018


  • Judge Richard Scotti made a controversial ruling about the RJ and October 1 autopsy reports. [Fox5Vegas; RJ]
  • An opinion pieces suggests the Clark County DA's office would rather imprison innocent people than admit mistakes. [TNI]
  • Should people be required to lock away their phones for school and concerts? [Las Vegas SunRJ]
  • Dan Carvalho represents the family of a man electrocuted by a downed power line in his backyard last fall. [LasVegasNow]
  • Fontainebleau to become the Drew and open in 2020. [LasVegasNow]

Friday, February 9, 2018

Marijuana And You

The marijuana-themed February issue of Nevada Lawyer magazine contains an article written by Stan Hunterton, bar counsel, and Phil Pattee, assistant bar counsel called "New Marijuana Laws, Business, and Lawyers: Let's Be Careful Out There." If you haven't already, give it a read and then let us know what you think. Are there any issues you are concerned with that are not addressed by the article? Is their analysis right? Has your practice been affected by the legalization of marijuana?