Monday, August 24, 2015

Highway To The School Zone


  • As school starts up again today, please remember to slow down in school zones and watch out for tiny pedestrians. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Five school district employees charged in three months. Keep an eye out for your children. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Did you know the faculty at UNLV Boyd School of Law is in the top 50 most-cited law faculties? [Tax Prof Blog]
  • There is a family division bench bar meeting on Thursday, 8/27. [eighthjdcourt blog]

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  1. "Did you know the faculty at UNLV Boyd School of Law is in the top 50 most-cited law faculties?"

    This metric is a meaningless, academic circle jerk. It means nothing as to real world practice here in Las Vegas and has zero effect on the quality of education received (or not received) at UNLV Law.

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    1. So thrilled to know that those Crackerjack professors at Boyd are earning their outrageous salaries and PERS benefits by "publishing". God knows that's benefitting all of us immensely. Remind me again why Nevada needs that money-sucking blowhard emporium.

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    2. 9:40: I like the way you think.

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    3. UNLV is #50 out of 69. The article does not state the number of times published work was cited. The statistic is meaningless without additional information.

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    4. "UNLV is #50 out of 69." I bet the mothers of these UNLV law professors are just bursting with pride. I can imagine them now, bragging do their peers during games of bridge, "Well my little Jimmy is a law professor at UNLV, the fiftieth most cited law faculty in America!" Naturally, this will induce large amounts of envy from the other ladies at the table.

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  2. The number of published works is not significant...it depends on where they are published.

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    1. No, it doesn't matter where they are published at all. Whether published in Harvard Law Review or in the letters section of Penthouse magazine, the effect of these academics on the practice of law is, and always will be, ZERO.

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    2. But that's any law professor! That's not the purpose of legal academia, anyway.

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  3. A723371 Rick Harris v. Adam Stokes. Someone get the popcorn........

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    1. http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/24/law-office-takes-on-injury-loan-company.htm

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    2. Tried downloading the complaint on wiznet but was unable to for some reason. However I saw that Harris is represented by Steve Peek. Steve is so easygoing and delightful to work with. This will get interesting in a hurry.

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    3. Check that.. it just took awhil.

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    4. Too busy to read, is anyone willing to give a few sentence summary. Both these, ahem, gentleman are pieces of work.

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    5. is there a link to the complaint?

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    6. It's funny because I have no doubt that everything alleged is factually correct, but Stokes is such a snake he will find a way to come out ahead.

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    7. This is huge and will be very entertaining. What on earth made Stokes think he'd be able to do this?

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    8. It is about 65 pages of pure reading pleasure, including the "confidential" prospectus that describes in detail the business plan of Injury Loans. By using the case number, you can get from Wiznet.

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    9. For those too lazy (or too cheap) to get it from Wiznet: Harris v. Stokes. And, I second the "Wow" comments above.

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    10. Thank you very much 5:26pm! I will follow in agreement with the "wow" comments as well.

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    11. @1:55 PM: I've never dealt with Peek before, but I sense a bit of sarcasm in your post. I'm guessing Peek isn't your favorite attorney to work with? Does he have that kind of reputation?

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    12. 1:55 here. Steve Peek is an extremely talented litigator. If I were in trouble and had the dough, I'd hire him.

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    13. Peek is excellent. He can be an asshole though.

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  4. Who is the idiot who is franchising under the shuttered Half-Price lawyers?

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  5. One of InjuryLoans' products is called Lawyer Loans, and its just that -- loans to P.I. attorneys. Lots of line of credit options are available to lawyers, but this one claims that it allows the lawyer to pass the interest costs along to the client. OUCH!

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    1. Most plaintiff firms use a line of credit to pay costs and rate is usually about 5%. State bar allows this to be passed onto client. Injury loans is probably a higher rate considering there business model, so I doubt any lawyers will use them

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    2. To be clear that is 5% a year, not month.

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  6. At least Stokes hasn't been disbarred. Eric Siegler was disbarred in California for misappropriation of client funds. Big numbers that would've garnered attention from the courts had it occurred in NV, yet that is where he ended up. Hiding in the shadows at "Right Lawyers."

    http://www.calbarjournal.com/May2011/TopHeadlines/TH5.aspx

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