Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's!


As you can tell, we probably won't get any news posts in this week, and I'm taking the day off tomorrow to start my New Year's celebration early. Is anybody making any work-related resolutions? I'm resolving to make up better excuses for not talking to my clients.

Also, any updates on bonuses now that Christmas has come and gone? As one commenter pointed out on our last post, he only got "$85,000.00 bonus cash plus the base model breitling watch" for billing 1850 hours. If you did get a bonus, what do you plan on doing with it?


As the LV Sun just reported, the Supreme Court of Nevada issued a 5-2 decision (Bobby Armstrong - 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 84) yesterday, where the Court ruled that retrograde extrapolation - the practice of measuring blood-alcohol levels after an arrest and then estimating the blood alcohol level at the time of the arrest - may be "unfairly prejudicial and therefore inadmissible" in DUI cases. 

In the majority opinion written by Justice Michael Douglas, the Court ruled that many factors must be considered when evaluating the evidence of retrograde extrapolation.  Among these additional factors are gender, weight, type of food in the stomach, the time between the arrest and the time of the measurement and whether there was only one test.

According to the Court, decisions related to retrograde extrapolation must be made on a case-by-case basis.  And, "[t]here may be circumstances consistent with this opinion in which a calculation based on the results of a single blood sample is reliable and whose relevance is not substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice."

Anyway, regardless of this interesting development in our jurisprudence, drive carefully this weekend, everyone! - L.D.


  1. My New Year's/Christmas bonus was being told that if we tried to leave even 20 minutes early without taking vacation time on either Friday we would be punished. Def time to look for a new job.

  2. @9:17 - Doesn't that make you feel more appreciated to know that your firm needs you every minute of the day, even the day before a holiday weekend? But really, you need to look somewhere else. I've always hated time clock Nazis. Are you an associate or a staffer?

  3. I've been arriving late and leaving early almost every day for the last two weeks. It's hard enough to focus and get work done during the holidays, but when there is family in town, screw that!