Thursday, June 16, 2016

Meet Them Again


  • Judge Rob Bare released the man sentenced by Judge Conrad Hafen while the man's sentence is appealed. [RJ]
  • The DA is seeking the death penalty for two of the three defendants in the Lee's liquor store killing. [Las Vegas Now; RJ]
  • The oral arguments in the school choice case have been rescheduled. [RJ]
  • Caesars gets a temporary reprieve from lawsuits. [Reuters]
  • The CCBA Meet Your Judges mixer is tonight. Will you be meeting your judges tonight? Feel free to share any great stories that come out of it.

26 comments:

  1. Hafen: the gift that keeps on giving!

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  2. The next six months with that guy is going to be a nightmare. $50 says crazy ass Laxalt gives him his old job back. They're political soulmates.

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    1. He's going to be setting everything to 2017 like Cherry did when he was leaving district court. Amy will come in with a 6-month back log.

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    2. If he is actually trying to do that, he should be stripped of his criminal department and get handed the civil work. I'd actually love to see Hafen handle cases with two unrepresented parties. So much contempt!!!!!! Everyone would go to jail.

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    3. Oprah Hafen: And you go to jail! And you go to jail! Everybody goes to jail!

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    4. @1:59 thanks for the reference. I was thinking about that but couldn't come up with a source

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  3. NJA Gala is tonight too. That event always makes for some fun stories.

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  4. Jane Ann Morrison’s hard on for Eglet prompts a harsh takedown of Jessie Walsh.

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/jane-ann-morrison/pro-plaintiff-judge-picked-apart-high-court

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    1. Walsh should not be a judge. That was true 12 years ago and it's true now. Jane Ann is no picnic; but this was a simple recitation of what happened, not a "takedown".

      Eglet doesn't really need Walsh's help. He's good enough to do what he does without Walsh going so far over the top to help him.

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    2. Jane Ann is horrible, but Walsh did no favors to those of us in the plaintiff's bar by striking the answer and entering such an outrageous judgment. Now thanks to this decision every insurance lawyer and doctor is an expert on biomechanics. Who needs science when you've got "common sense?"

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    1. Since i like beating a guy while he's down..

      https://vimeo.com/33360164

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    2. Damn, his shit fell apart completely. And is "Liberty Belle" possibly a real name for a staff member? Either parents who thought they were being cute or adoption of a stripper name by choice.

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    3. Gosh, that sad background music in the video is so poignant.

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    4. I know a guy that worked for Francis. I just checked his Linkedin and that period of time now says [Lawyer's Name PC]. I guess I'd run away from this type of train wreck too.

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    5. I remember the first deposition I ever attended in Las Vegas and Francis was there. He was such a d-bag over the smallest things.

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    6. His video violates contingency fee disclosure rules, you have to mention that you could pay the other side's fees. /pet peeve

      Isn't he the "every kid a bike guy"? That's the only time I heard of him before.

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    7. http://www.mugshotsnow.com/ut/62-iron-county/2015-06-25?id=33247172

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  6. Why is wiznet so slow today? Anyone know? Wiznet does not even know.

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  7. Better question: Why in the name of all that is holy did someone decide that Odyssey queries needed to be protected by a Captcha?

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    1. I know, right!!!!!!!!

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    2. And I cannot use it. All of the upper-case letters I type automatically change to lower-case and then I have the code wrong. Maybe it is my browser (Chrome). Seems like a dumb idea. Why is this necessary?

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    3. And I cannot use it. All of the upper-case letters I type automatically change to lower-case and then I have the code wrong. Maybe it is my browser (Chrome). Seems like a dumb idea. Why is this necessary?

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    4. For some reason, I recall that they tried this before, but that may just be a contaminated memory. Either way, the captcha makes what was a clunky, slow and crappy system (do you really need to time out requests?) into a total nightmare. Make one mistake, get back the wrong results, have the system not give you results, and what took 2 or 3 tries before can take 10 or 12. Nightmare.

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    5. I suppose if someone with nefarious purposes wrote a script to fill in the case numbers and automatically search everything, it has the potential to rapidly overwhelm the undoubtedly outdated servers used to hold the case information. But it seems like a fall-back measure could be put into place for, say, 5 attempts in less than 1 minues, in which case the query would have to be accompanied by the captcha or selecting which of the 6 pictures contain food/trees/paralegal engaged in UPL.

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  8. I got the Superlawyers annual list today--seems like a better list of lawyers than legal elite and Boyd Class of 2013.

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