Friday, May 15, 2015

The Thrill Is Gone


  • Jeff Silver is leaving Gordon Silver to join Dickinson Wright, leaving the once lustrous firm without either of the partners whose names it bears. [RJ]
  • The "Senior Sixteen" are represented by Matthew Callister and are suing the Southern Nevada Water Authority for age discrimination. [RJ]
  • Former constable John Bonaventura is in the news again after a warrant is issued for his arrest. [RJ]
  • North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee has hired a Reno PR firm to help with the issue of child pornography and his Ipad. [News3LV]
  • UNLV Boyd Law's Convocation is taking place this morning at 10:00 a.m. Congrats new grads and good luck on the bar.
  • RIP B.B. King. If you haven't heard him lately, do yourself a favor and give this a listen. The thrill is gone indeed.

13 comments:

  1. http://www.casinocitytimes.com/article/longtime-gaming-attorney-silver-joining-dickinson-wright-64301

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  2. http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/john-l-smith/four-days-stand-grind-sheldon-adelson

    Republican presidential candidates will continue to tell us how great Adelson is.

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  3. How does Callister get such great cases? He must be popular.

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    1. Or maybe he actually markets himself!

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    2. 1 - Experience
      2 - A long history of high-profile work
      3 - Politically well-connected
      4 - Does good work and gets good results

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    3. I am guessing that 10:07 was being sarcastic...

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    4. 12:13, in my opinion Callister's office is one of the least competent of the PI guys out there, and It's not close.

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    5. "That bitch should be shit canned" or some paraphrase of quote is what Callister is infamous for saying sinking his political career as he stood in a very long line to vote commenting on the Registrar or whoever the responsible bureaucrat was. He was a city councilman I believe and it was 10-15 years ago.

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    6. Ha ha, I remember that kerfuffle well.

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    7. Ah, yes, who can forget that turn of phrase?

      The memorable phrase was "Someone should shit-can that broad". Still makes me laugh.

      Definitely part of the pantheon of Nevada politician flame-outs.

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    8. Callister is definitely well-connected. I think he may be a little past his prime, but he has at least one associate I have litigated against recently that is pretty legit. Binson, Bisson, something like that...

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  4. No OR walkthrough for Bonaventura today. It is continued to Monday. Seems like they forgot that little issue the Defendant needs to be present and then walk over to the jail to be processed, if it is granted. Oops. Hope he doesn't get picked up on the arrest warrant this weekend.

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  5. I heard Callister speak in front of the city council years ago. He was not remotely impressive, persuasive or even half alive during his short presentation. One can do better!

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