Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hair Today


  • The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a former UNLV student in a plagiarism case. [RJ]
  • Trial is starting for a man who impersonated an officer and raped two women. [RJ]
  • Some area middle schoolers are being told to dye their hair back to a natural color because their current color is distracting. [KTNV]

15 comments:

  1. I am a little surprised that Navarro ruled against the UNLV grad student. It sounds like the right decision, though, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed.

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    1. Another in a long line of beatdowns and findings of frivolous and vexatious lawsuits. Someone even put some interesting documents on blast: https://www.scribd.com/user/231538669/Jason-Bach

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    2. So that UNLV Professor appears to have taken it personally as against Mr. Bach.

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  2. I just got the Nevada Lawyer for this month and 6 of the 7 attorneys that had suspensions issued had the majority of their suspensions stayed with conditions.
    Alda Anderson suspended 18 months all of it stayed (taking trust funds for personal expenses);
    Brian Boggess two year suspension all but 3 months stayed with conditions for non-intentional issues with his trust account;
    both Haines & Krieger three years suspension ALL stayed and they just have to tell clients that hire both their law firm and their real estate brokerage of a possible conflict of interest;
    Jonathan Goldsmith two year suspension, all but 9 months stayed for what appears to be substance abuse issues causing lack of oversight at his firm;
    Karlon Kidder one year suspension with 9 months stayed for what appears to be office mismanagement;
    Another attorney (Lombino) suspended for 6 months without any stay; and
    Marina Kolias makes her second debut with another suspension, this time for 5 more years (on top of her already issued suspension of, I believe, 5 years back in Oct 2015).


    When did the State Bar start doing stayed suspensions with conditions (similar to probation) as opposed to actual suspensions (similar to jail time) ?

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    1. Whoops - 6 of the 8 attorneys.

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    2. I believe that when an attorney steals from his/her trust account and/or clients, they should be disbarred and criminally prosecuted. It is crazy that in our society people are being incarcerated for stealing food from 7-11, while attorneys get away with things much more serious

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    3. Curiously missing was a repeat offender who has been suspended for two years (stayed for 6 months) for dipping into his client trust account.

      Does anyone know the details of Karlon Kidder's proceedings?

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    4. 10:17,

      "I never stopped to think of it before, but you know–a police–man will jest stand there an let a banker rob a farmer, or a finace man rob a workin man. But if a farmer robs a banker–you wood have a hole dern army of cops out a shooting at him. Robbery is a chapter in etiquette." -Woodie Guthrie

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  3. Weren't there a lot of bar complaints against Haines and Krieger? This Order only deals with a conflict of interest from a realtor practice they had. Wonder who represented Haines and Krieger?

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    1. Dennis Kennedy represented H&K. And this Order deals with all allegations and complaints against H&K.

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  4. Good result by Dennis Kennedy presumably. Must have cost them a lot of $$$$.

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    1. How much do you want to bet that H&K are big b/doners in town and so is Dennis Kennedy himself? This town is as transparent as the bras and panties on the strip...

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    2. Those cheap bastards don't contribute to anyone. They did pay Kennedy a good amount. That was a good deal considering it was a 54 page complaint. They should have been suspended.

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  5. Haines and Krieger seem to have the Teflon effect when it comes to problems with the Bar as the Bar have a problem taking licenses away because of the poor people they screwed. I think the Bar needs to be investigated for not acting and representing the unsuspecting public who have used this firm. I read that they are on a 3 year stayed suspension and I know they will mess up before then. Its just a matter of time as old habits die hard.

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    1. Sorry you were one of the consumers that they screwed. The deal was made a long time ago in the middle of a very long hearing. Old news.

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