Tuesday, June 28, 2011

He seems nice enough to me..

But it looks like Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in trouble again.  In this latest incident, a gentlemen allegedly tried to take Mayweather’s photo in the parking lot of the Palms Casino last March and Mayweather wasn't having it.  According to the lawsuit, after the gentlemen suggested a potential fight for Mayweather (Pacquiao, perhaps?), Mayweather allegedly gave his bodyguards the the "thumbs-down" sign and a beatdown quickly followed.  

The lawsuit apparently names Mayweather, his entourage and the Palms, for failing to provide adequate security and for failing to keep Mayweather and his entourage under control. 

Assuming there's no permanent damage to the boxing aficionado, how much do you think this costs the Palms?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone! What's on your mind? What's on your agenda this weekend?  The Electric Daisy Festival perhaps? Femme Fatale with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rebels Unite!

A well informed commenter just noted that THIRD TIER REALITY, a blog purportedly created to "inform potential law school students and applicants of the ugly realities of attending law school," just B-slapped the William S. Boyd School of Law

The article begins with a picture of what looks like horse poop, and then.. well you should read for yourselves.

Are you Boyd students and alumni going to just let them get away with that?  What about You, Mr./Mrs. State Assemblyman 7?

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Is Glen Lerner the most recognizable personality in Las Vegas?"

I don't know the answer, but that's the question posed in the recent vegasinc.com interview they did with Glen Lerner

After reading his interview, I have to admit that I would actually go have a beer with Glen - he actually sounds like a pretty interesting guy.  For instance, did you know that Glen was once a garbage man, or that he was a member of Duke's 1986 NCAA Division 1 Men's National Championship soccer team?

Clark County DAs are (allegedly) PaiD

Last Wednesday, the Las Vegas Sun published an article about Senate Bill 98,which limits publically paid doctors, lawyers and supervisors from unionizing.  Contained in that article, were Clark County district attorney salary and benefit figures, apparently provided to the LV sun by Clark County managers.

According to that article, Clark County deputy district attorneys' salary and benefits increased by 15 percent since 2009, and are now an average of $165,529 per year, while the Clark County public defenders' salaries decreased by 1.6 percent over that same time period (no mention of what their salary and benefit numbers were).  If these figures are correct, Clark County district attorneys would be among the highest paid county prosecutors in the country.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger is disputing these figures, so the county has hired an "independent auditor" to get to the bottom of them.

Lets perform our own independent audit.  What do the PDs and DAs make here?  

Friday, June 17, 2011

Help Wanted

Thanks, commenters- I honestly appreciate the constructive criticism regarding the state of the las vegas law blog. 
I think I should start by acknowledging, if it wasn't apparent already, that I'm not what most would consider a "typical blogger."  Put simply, I didn't start this blog because I had some uncontrollable urge to share a pent-up cache of sweet legal musings with the world. 
Instead, I created this blog on a whim, mostly because I missed the connection I felt I had with the las vegas legal community when I would troll WWL and LVLL, and also because no one else seemed ambitious or interested enough to do it first.
Luckily, I am gainfully employed.  The flip-side to my good fortune, however, is that I have little time to regularly amuse you all with creative posts.  Realistically, I think I could probably muster a few decent posts a week, but I’ve been around long enough to know that most of you get bored with stale posts, and when you get bored, things go downhill fast.
All that being said, I can’t promise that this blog will ever compare to WWL or LVLL.  And, while I did enjoy both, I am not looking to recreate either of them, for a lot of reasons.  I do, however, have some ideas on where I would like to see this blog go, but I am also ready to admit that I could use some help in getting it there. 
So, please consider this is an open invitation for a local attorney who has some extra time, creativity, and thinks they might like to contribute to this blog, to contact me.
Thanks for reading!  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

By The Numbers..

Ok, I'll be the second to admit it - this las vegas, nevada law-related rumors, speculation, opinions, gossip and more law blog is off to a bit of a slow start.  Nevertheless, with a week now in the books, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect upon the las vegas law blog's progress by examining its numbers, and also by shamelessly re-linking and inserting gratuitous references to the the las vegas law blog and its content, because both are supposed to help improve the las vegas law blog's search ranking, and therefore visability, and therefore your access to more good las vegas, nevada law-related rumors, speculation, opinions, gossip and more, when google re-indexes this site:

las vegas law blog blogviews yesterday: 127

las vegas law blog blogviews all time: 726

las vegas law blog blogviews from Germany: 4

las vegas law blog blogviews from Internet Explorer: 428

las vegas law blog blogviews fromSafari: 129

las vegas law blog blogviews from Firefox: 90

las vegas law blog blogviews from Chrome: 35

las vegas law blog blogviews from Google Desktop: 1

las vegas law blog blogviews from Windows: 599

las vegas law blog blogviews from iPhone: 82

las vegas law blog blogviews from Macintosh: 42

las vegas law blog blogviews from iPad: 9

las vegas law blog anonymous comments: 29

las vegas law blog anonymous comments posted by me: 2

las vegas law blog proclamations that "The Las Vegas legal community blogs are officially dead": 1

Now, please feel free to comment, gossip, speculate and/or opine on this, or any other las vegas law related topic you wish.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

So Seriously, Who's Hiring?

I've heard more and more rumors that a many of Las Vegas large/mid-size firms (i.e. Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Snell & Wilmer, Holland & Hart, MAC, Gordon and Silver, etc.), are finally hiring hiring again.  Specifically, I've heard that 2-4 year laterals are increasingly in demand.  Can anyone shed some light on this topic?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Midyear Bonuses!

Assuming your firm's billable year starts with the calendar year, June marks the mid-year.  So, who is getting is a mid-year bonus, and how much is it going to be?  What metrics does your firm use in deciding whether, and how much to shell out?  Are you going to spend it all in one place?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Business Cases Reassigned?

So, word on the street is that Judge Delaney's cases are going to be reassigned since she will be filling in for Judge Glass, whose last day on the bench is today.  Any idea how/to whom Judge Delaney's Business Court cases will be reassigned?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blue Teeth, Anyone?

Apparently, the Nevada Legislature just sent SB 140 to Governor Sandoval for signature.  SB 140, which is set to take effect on July 1, 2011, would essentially ban handheld cell phone use for drivers in Nevada.  Warnings will be given until January 1, 2012, and fines will start at $50 and progress to $250.  More information can be found here.

I'll be using my speakerphone.  What about you?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Congratulations ..

.. to Nevada's Legal Elite.  Nevada Business just released its annual list of  "Nevada's Best Attorneys as Chosen by their Peers."  Did you make the list?

Open Thread

For the inaugural post, I thought it would be fitting to turn the commenters loose to see where this thing goes.  Anyone know what Troy Fox is up to?  Whats going on with the BK Hottie?  Whats Chris Giunchigliani going to do with all her spare time?