Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Little Red Corvette


  • RIP Charles "Chuck" Thompson, former Clark County deputy DA and attorney for Jerry Tarkanian. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Supreme Court of Nevada upheld the conviction of a man who killed his neighbor. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • New allegations are surfacing against Ben Nadig and his involvement with his former client Robert Wolfe (a story that first came to out attention in 2014). [RJ]
  • New trial date for the Bundy/Bunkerville standoff case. [RJ]
  • DA Wolfson endorses initiative to mandate background checks on gun sales (Question 1 on the ballot this November). [RJ]
  • Not Vegas specific, but a good reminder to get your affairs in order--it looks like Prince died without a will. [NY Times]

39 comments:

  1. I am still waiting for the official "Lawyer Hot" thread...that's the only one that gets people going...that and talking smack about Karen Ross apparently *lol*

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    1. You open up that up, we can talk about how ugly somebody is.

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    2. We can also talk about what asshole attorneys we have dealt with. Lord knows, there is no shortage. Sam Schwarz is an ass, and he is a shitty lawyer, too.

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    3. I like all of the above. Can we start that next time please?

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    4. I think I've only dealt with a handful of non-asshole opposing counsel. I've never dealt with a non-asshole out of state opposing counsel; I guess they figure they'll never see me again so they might as well go for the jugular.

      One of the non-assholes I went against was downright meek, to the point that I felt bad for him. I looked him up the other day and he's now a middle school teacher. That probably serves him better.

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    5. 12:01, i always believed that this profession is made for the "Type A" personalities who aren't afraid of confrontation. Those who try to enter our field without either trait usually don't last long..in my humble opinion

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    6. No, you are an asshole. Most attorneys, and some judges, are the most unethical, monocle pieces of shit I have ever seen in my life. Promise you, karma is a bitch.

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    7. I don't think 12:45 of 2:12 are saying different things. There's lots of assholes. If you're going to make a career out of this, you better get some thick skin.

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    8. "If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole." -Raylan Givens, Justified

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    9. I appreciate 3:17's point, but I don't think that applies uniformly to litigation, where lots of people interpret "zealous advocacy" to mean "if the other side wants it, I don't, if it makes the other side's day more difficult, it's necessarily good for my client, if I can turn a small discovery dispute into a sanctions motion, then maybe I can get the judge on my client's side," etc.

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    10. I recently had opposing counsel file a 3-day notice of intent to take default against me, when I had gotten a 2-week extension from the same person a week earlier (confirmed in writing). I cannot be certain whether this was the result of dickishness or incompetence, but either way, I obviously cannot trust that office ever again.

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    11. Some attorneys seem to think being an asshole = being an effective, zealous advocate for their clients. They also seem to think not being an asshole = being weak. I know at least one that uses being an asshole as a method to attempt to distract from the fact that he just sucks at being an attorney. He will just make up shit and falsely accuse you of saying things you never said. He has been sanctioned more than once. Burned a lot of bridges with his antics.

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    12. Most attorneys I deal with are not assholes. I am very easy to get along with--until you act like a dick. You get what you give.

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    13. I am professional to other attorneys, and they still treat me like shit. Attorneys treat you like shit when you have a good case, and you are smarter than they are.

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  2. I am still waiting for what is Wolfson up to? What office does he have his sights on? Does he run for DA again or seek some other office?

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  3. If there has ever been any question that the federal "victim impact statements" system is completely fucked up, just look at Dennis Hastert's sentencing phase. Pled guilty to structuring cash withdrawals to avoid reporting requirements. Promptly had people paraded through the courtroom complaining of bad acts in the past. None of these people were victims of his deliberate attempt to avoid reporting requirements, yet all were allowed to testify.

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  4. I am sorry to hear about Judge Thompson. He was a nice man.

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    1. Wrong Charles Thompson. Judge Thompson is still alive and kicking.

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    2. And doing a heck of a job I should add.

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    3. Sorry about that!

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    4. Judge Thompson very alive and still crotchety and to the point.

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  5. Why does Half Price lawyers still have radio commercials? Also, the Rescue Lawyers commercials are awful.

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    1. I believe Mark Coburn is running half priced now.

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    2. From the website (much of which does not work)"Attorney Mark Coburn - Trademark Licensee". There is no Half Price Lawyers. Even the NV Sec. of State shows an LLC by that name with Status: default, with Adam Stokes name attached. Maybe Coburn is just using a DBA/fictitious name since he spent so much money on becoming the "Licensee"?

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  6. I do not have a will or burial insurance. This is on purpose. Let the greedy wife and kids fight each other over what's left after The Wallet dies.

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    1. "The Wallet"? Are you Wally the Wallet from the old days of Vegas?

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    2. "Thank you." -The Estate Litigation Bar

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    3. Nominations are open for the following categories:

      --creepiest combover on an under 40,
      --worst FUPA,
      --most likely to have a drug problem,
      --worst attempt at a beard,
      ----hipster
      ----mutton chops
      ----state department suspect
      --whoever "wore" the man bun best,
      --worst moose knuckle in a "skinny" cut suit on a 30-40 something,
      --biggest un-deserved ego on a middle aged Anglo, and
      --for the grab bag category: most likely to be the basis for a state bar opinion on "civility"

      Rules: cannot be anyone that graduated from Boyd in 2013.

      And go...

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    4. 7:56 this applies to just about every attorney I know.

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    5. Oh yay! 30-somethings and 40-somethings running an Internet version of junior high slam book! True classy individuals. I know, I know-- because I think its deplorable, I am Gina Bongiovi.

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    6. Glad you are back, Gina. You still suck!

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    7. What is FUPA?

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  7. http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/apr/27/metro-police-officer-accused-of-insurance-fraud/#livefyreComments

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  8. There is nothing necessarily wrong with dying without a will in Prince's case where he has no minor children, no wife, no greedy heirs and probably took care of all of his affairs through inter vivos planning.

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  9. Chuck Thompson was a true gentleman and and sound jurist... He will be missed.

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    1. Chuck Thompson the jurist is not dead. See above

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  10. 7:56 I think you have enough material for an entirely new legal blog dedicated to those important topics. I'm interested to read more.

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  11. 7:56
    That Friedman divorce dude for skinny suit, suck ass, civility complaint candidate, oh wait Boyd grad exception I think.
    George Ranalli for ego face lift I think I'm 20 but forgot to workout after plastic surgery so my ass looks 60 Anglo.

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