Friday, February 24, 2017

Stay Cool

  • Today's the last day to get in your application to be considered for appointment to the bench in departments 10 and 18. Here are the applicants so far.
  • Here's a nice article about the CCBA. [Nevada Business

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Keep Churning

  • Solar City reached long-term lease agreements with owners shortly before or during foreclosure. What does that mean? More legal work. [New York Times]
  • The County Commission's decision on development near Red Rock means more legal work too! [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Innocence Project lawyers for Kirstin Blaise Lobato are asking the newly formed DA Conviction Review unit to analyze her case. [RJ]
  • Will Nevada finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment? [RJ]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Slayer Rule

  • The Nevada Legislature is joining the AG's office in opposing CCSD's lawsuit over its reorganization. [RJ]
  • Lawyers for the family of Susan Winters say her husband is profiting off of her death. [RJ]
  • The Clark County Commission wants to create a "Green Ribbon Panel" to make recommendations regarding zoning and regulations on recreational marijuana. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The County Commission will be looking at development near Red Rock today. [News3LV]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Zipper Merging

  • The FTC is taking a closer look at auto lenders who use GPS to track borrowers' cars in case they need to repossess them. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • This article about the NDOT promoting zipper merging (probably not what you think it is), also mentions they had to acquire 190 parcels of land for Project Neon and of the 26 that involved eminent domain, only 2 went to trial. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Las Vegas Raiders might have some investors? [Fox5Vegas]
  • Meanwhile, Nevada roads have a backlog of $450 million in needed repairs. [KNPR]

Friday, February 17, 2017

New Judges And New Rules

  • In case you weren't already aware, there are two openings on the Eighth Judicial District Court bench. Applications for those openings in Depts. 10 and 18 are due on February 24, 2017. Because the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals are moving from the Regional Justice Center on February 21, no applications will be accepted in Las Vegas. All applications must be delivered to the Supreme Court in Carson City by 5 pm on February 24. The appointment process is open to all Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, including two years in Nevada. More info and applications here
  • Defender of the First Amendment, Marc Randazza, got a big win in the 11th Circuit for his client Dr. Steven Novella. [Published Opinion]
  • The Supreme Court has decided it is time to update the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and have selected a committee. We have it on good authority that at least one, if not more of the people on that committee, are readers of the blog, so do you have any suggestions on rules you would like to see changed or added. Arizona recently did this and you can get a taste of the changes they did here.  [ADKT 0522]

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Now Recording

  • The Chairman of the Gaming Control Board surreptitiously recorded a phone call from AG Adam Laxalt who may have been asking the Board to intervene in lawsuit involving the Sands--one of Laxalt's biggest donors. [TNI]
  • One of our readers wants to know what is the best parking option for someone who has to go to the RJC an average of twice a week?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

These Days

  • Greenberg Traurig was hired to represent Nevadans for Background Checks and is seeking public records about why the ballot measure is being blocked from being implemented as law. [RJ]
  • Jacob Hafter shared an article on Facebook last week and commented about he is happy that the State of Nevada and the State Bar are not the only anti-semitic state and court system.  [Facebook-login required]
  • It looks like development may happen on at least part of the Badlands golf course. [RJ]
  • Should the DMV automatically register people to vote? [TNI]
  • @RileySnyder reports, "With high caseload in state Court of Appeals, CJ James Hardesty says court will likely ask  for another panel of 3 judges in 2019"  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lawyers In Love

  • Here is slightly more information about the AG's office against the State Bar--for which there is no legitimate reason that it be sealed. [TNI]
  • Markel Insurance wants to void the policy it issued to Robert Graham because he lied about claims against him. Okay, coverage lawyers, how will this play out? [RJ]
  • Our Legislature is hard at work making sure...we don't have to get microchipped? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Here's a special Valentines Day song for you straight from the '80s and Jackson Browne. [Not a Rickroll, I promise]

Monday, February 13, 2017

Office Love

  • Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson was tearful before the Commission on Judicial Discipline. [RJ]
  • The Supreme Court of Nevada added a note to Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 8.4 to clarify that because federal law still prohibits it, the use of marijuana by attorneys could result in discipline. [TNI]
  • Property owners adjacent to the Badlands Golf Course are appealing their property assessments. [RJ]
  • Whitney Selert, of Fisher Phillips, offers his tips on office romance. Do you have any advice? [Vegas Inc.]

Friday, February 10, 2017


  • Save Red Rock's Motion to Dismiss was denied by Judge Wiese, but was still a small legal victory according to its attorney Justin Jones. [RJ]
  • The 9th Circuit panel upheld the suspension of the travel ban. [RJ]