Monday, October 10, 2016

Commence The Special Session


  • The Special Legislative Session for funding a possible Raiders stadium starts today. It will have to recess for Yom Kippur tomorrow evening if it isn't finished by then. What's the over/under on how long the session lasts. [Las Vegas Sun; RJ]
  • There were lots of developments in the presidential election over the weekend with the release of a tape with Donald Trump making lewd comments and the second presidential debate taking place. Is this going to have any impact on the judicial races on the November ballot? There are also rumors/suggestions that the debate in Las Vegas may not happen. What is your prediction? [RJ; KNPR; ]

101 comments:

  1. Trump crushed Clinton in the debate last night. His "you'd be in jail" zinger was priceless. Still laughing about it. Clinton is a proven fraud and has made tens of millions of dollars selling influence for a living. The best she can do is plant some locker room banter with her friends in the media? Hello, President Trump.

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    1. if you really think Trump is going to be president after every that has happened within the last month you are truly an idiot.

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    2. *after everything

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    3. True, the entire establishment media is working overtime to smear him. I can see the average voter buying a lot of the bull. Still, he did great in the debate last night. For Clinton, of all people, to smear Trump as a sexist while a row of her husband's actual victims watch is priceless.

      You can't make this up. She is a crook. A thief. A liar. A traitor. Just look at her Goldman Sachs speech. She tells Wall Street to not worry, she says populist stuff to get elected, but she is on their side. Scum of the earth.

      And let's not forget she will immediately grant citizenship to 30+ million illegals, thus making the US like California, where no Republican can get elected statewide. This election is a game changer. Voting for her is to vote for the Californication of America. A long slide in thirdworldism. That is why Trump has ~40% support among hispanics. The ones who came her to escape Mexico and work do not like the Obama bums flooding across the border. "Hey, man, I left Mexico for a reason. Don't bring Mexico here!"

      , now that I got that off my chest, back to billing. Have a great day.

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    4. Standards: They only apply when pointing fingers at Democrats to justify the same behavior by Republicans.

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    5. Saying populist stuff to get elected is exactly how Trump got the nomination. Hillary had to steal the nomination fair and square.

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    6. He is fighting for America. That fact that the media is united in misrepresenting him and covering for Clinton alone should convince an honest voter that he is the right candidate. A vote for Clinton is a vote for endless war, taxes, regulation, etc.

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    7. Fighting for America? I am a conservative, and he is not fighting for any America that I would recognize. Anti-Latino. Anti-Muslim. Anti-Trade. Anti-Industry. Anti-Facts. Plays to the lowest common denominator. Every topic that he complained about after the first Debate (emails, Goldman Sachs) was brought up last night; he still complained. He bitched that he was not getting equal time when he got more time in the debate. It is the media's fault. It's the moderator's fault. Its the Audience's fault. Its the Mic's fault. It is the other Republicans' fault. Now its Frank Fahrenkopf's fault. Enough.

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    8. He loves legal immigrants who are not terrorists! He loves law and order! He loves America! He wants peace. He is willing to treat Putin like a fellow world leader and not some sub-human scum that needs to be bombed into submission. Stop accepting the Clinton media narrative. Google and look up what he actually says.

      Clinton hates America. Trump is trying to save us. Heed his call to action. Think about the children!

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    9. Trump=Rapist. Now, show case your support for Trump.

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    10. What's important to me about a candidate is that they interrupt other people with zingers. If that doesn't say "presidential," I don't know what does.

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    11. Rapist says "presidential."

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  2. After that tape, Trump is toast. Last night he revved up his base and basically dared GOP leadership to abandon him, but he didn't convince a single undecided voter to vote for him. With 29 days left, his only hope is something bad happening to Clinton. Everyday that passes without that is a good day for Clinton.

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    1. I can't figure out why anybody is surprised by that tape or would decide to pull their support from him after it. This is a man who has said so many things that would tank the career of any other politician and has come through relatively unscathed. His saving grace is that he is facing an opponent who is disliked on a historical level. That said, I'm voting for Gary Johnson, who knows nothing about foreign policy because I can't stomach the idea of the other two goobers running this country for 4 years.

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    2. They are pulling support now because he admitted to sexual assault and battery. It's more damning than all the terrible horrible no good very bad things he said and did up to now. I am proud to say I knew he was not fit to be president from the day he announced.

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    3. There isn't a number of current elected officials or appointees that you could name as having engaged in the same behaviors and statements as Trump, or as holding an equivalent number of completely irrational beliefs, which would surprise me. Well...anything under 30% would surprise the HELL out of me....but the point is that Trump is poorly managed enough to get caught on tape saying and doing the things that the rest of the government does behind clothes doors with a warchest full of taxpayer provided hush money.

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  3. Is anybody here planning on attending the debate on the 19th? If so, how did you score tickets? In other words, who do I have to blow to get a seat?

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    1. "who did you have to blow to get a seat" - the mock outrage over the Trump tape is comical.

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    2. I can guarantee you Mr. & Mrs. chateau du advocacy center ... aka Lord and Lordess Eglet will have a seat front and center at the debate repping the DEMS!

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    1. He came across as an agitated silverback gorilla.

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    2. Who found Tony Montana's stash.

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  5. Pengilly's opposition to the protective order is up.

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    1. http://smartgunlaws.org/about/mission/

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    2. http://wildwildlaw.blogspot.com/2009/08/rudy-rudy-rudy-rudy-tries-to-tackle-his.html

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  6. Can someone upload and link Pengilly opposition brief? Would really like to see what the guy has to say about it all

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    1. http://imgur.com/a/8FHCB

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    2. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16060807/Defendant_s_Opposition_to_Motion_for_a_Protective_Order_and_Countermotion_for_Sanctions_Opps%20(2).pdf

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    3. How does Pengilly act so innocent in his opposition? He clearly started the insult war by calling Stuhmer Big Bird and dipshit and then everything went downhill from there. Am I missing something?

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    4. Typically that kind of behaviour is the result of other issues:

      71407 (Confidential) IN RE: DISCIPLINE OF JAMES PENGILLY - CONFIDENTIAL - 10/03/2016 Bar Matter Discipline Petition Petition Filed

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    5. Damn! The Bar acted quickly on this one.

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    6. Why not on Border? That was awhile ago, she was convicted.

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    7. Bar Counsel is being tough on Border. And on all of your trust accounts. The trust account boogie monster is coming.

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    8. Border is the subject of pending proceedings. Her offense does not qualify for summary suspension under the Supreme Court Rules. The allegations in Pengilly's case do.

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    9. Border is worse than Pengilly facts, in my opinion. Pengilly did not kill anybody.

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    10. It is not a question of "worse" or severity of conduct or consequences. SCR 102(4(b) provides temporary suspension upon affidavit "which shows that an attorney appears to be posing a substantial threat of serious harm to the public." Good chance that the OBC asserted that pulling guns on deponents (alleged) constitutes substantial threat of serious harm going forward.

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    11. So does Ma. Border driving on the valley roads.

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    12. Jesus will the person who keeps harping on Marissa Border drop it a while? Why don't you voice your opinion to the OBC and stop pestering us.

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  7. He was on the Howard Stern show, the master of gross. Trump was on a shock jock show, talking sh**. While I agree that Trump many times fails in elocution, I think he does make up for it in smarts and abililty. That's all she has? a 10 year old radio stint? relying on TV of a speech about children she has been touting for 25 years - where is an original thought?
    On the other hand, Ms. Hillary, has over the past 30 years, been in more scandals, than any 10 other people I could name, one of the more current being playing fast and loose with our national security, while holding one of the highest posts in the land. If she was so flippant, "I can't remember" (if the concussion gives her that much a problem she should not be president), and all the other excuses and side stepping in true DC doublespeak fashion, not to come clean about anything, I have a real problem with her being president. She is as transparent as a 10 foot brick wall in the dark. The media has been bought and paid for.
    In the end, as it has been for the past few election cycles, it is not the best person who should "win", but rather the lesser of the evils, which is a statement of how corrupt and sad the atmosphere and MO is in DC. Obamacare is imploding, the security of our borders are questionable,and the sheep will be sheep and believe everything they see on TV. WE have allowed for the "dumbing down of America" with the education of our children, and now we will be complaining how they are not prepared.
    It is a very sad state of affairs in this country, and we really do not need the same old, same old. Can't vote for Billary (and I am a woman). This country has had both good and bad presidents - only the history will show - so I say, go with the non-career-politician, he can't be any worse than what we have, and certainly better than the alternative. He may actually shake them all up in DC -frankly they need it. Trump may not be a perfect choice- but then none of them are.

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Fiore

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    2. ANother brainless twit claiming to be a woman supporting Trump by spewing the Faux News talking points. *yawn* What a boring existence "her" brain must endure, never being used for anything but regurgitation of talking points.

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  8. What is the State Bar doing about Marissa Border?

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    1. Bar counsel is a joke. They will do nothing.

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    2. You really need to get a life. You know nothing about the situation - just what you read in the paper. We all know that MUST be right, right? I have to imagine you do civil practice.

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    3. I have a life, you don't, 2:08. She killed a man. She should be disciplined.

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    4. Bar counsel will do something when it comes to a trust account, even when it is an error.

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    5. Bar counsel are idiots. Their new crop of hires are low on the IQ scale.

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    6. Yes they are but that is even more dangerous to attorneys. Bar Counsel is going for the jugular on everyone.

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    7. So, we are treating attorneys differently now. Um, I will not report anything to the Bar ever. You can go fuck yourselves.

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    8. Fuck the Bar. People like Lerner continue to practice, but we will go after attorneys who do minor things, if nothing, keep up the good work.

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    9. You as an attorney can pull a gun on somebody during a court proceeding, it will be justified. If one penny is missing from a trust account, you will get disciplined. Wow.

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    10. Me thinks this is all Stan Hunterton. Are we going to be disciplined when we follow the previous advice from former bar counsel and Hunterton wants to prosecute you for having a hang nail?

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    11. I am closing my IOLTA and moving it to another bank. I will probably be disciplined for that. I know attorneys who have never had an IOLTA account, but you have one, your goose is cooked.

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    12. Listen, grasshopper, this is why I have no involvement with the Bar. No pro bono, no socializing at the State Bar convention, because the Bar, the president, board of governors, and Bar Counsel are a bunch of assholes.

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    13. Are Stan Hunterton and Eric Johnson friends?

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    14. The Bar is going from one extreme to another. That is scary.

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    15. Follow the Discipline cases at the Supreme Court level and it is frightening. The State Bar under David Clark encouraged people to self-report and gave a level of discipline commensurate. There are cases that David offered people public reprimands that Stan is going after multi-year suspensions. There are cases where David negotiated limited suspensions that Stan is reneging on written agreements and going after 5 year suspensions. I do some ethics/bar hearing work and can tell you the perception that the Bar is patsying cases right now is completely not true.

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    16. Who the hell put this clown in charge? 5 year suspensions for what?

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    17. The Board of Governors put him in charge because it wished to have a public face that was tough and prosecutorial. Stan doesn't do any of the lawyering; he is the Bad Cop to send the underlings to say "I know we agreed to a 6 month suspension but Stan is requiring disbarment. Nothing I can do." Frankly it has gotten ugly in the last year since Stan pushed Brian Kunzi out of the way and came over there.

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    18. Brian Kunzi is a decent human being. Board of Governors are a bunch of assholes. Heaven forbid, I get I bar complaint, I am hiring Terry. Bar counsel should be firm but fair.

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    19. Hire Bill Terry or (if you can afford) Dennis Kennedy. Ask Haines & Krieger how Dennis managed to make the Bar's life a living hell.

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    20. I will tell you one thing. Bar counsel is not a united front. I think there is some divisiveness going on, and I hope it gets looked into. You should not be disciplined for certain issues. One thing I can tell you, get everything in writing with them. That is all I am going to say.

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    21. Paola Armeni should be disciplined for being annoying.

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    22. I have no problem with going after crooked behavior; I have a big problem with trying to hang someone out to dry for forgetting to carry the 1 in balancing the checking account. Also, the dues are too damn high.

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    23. Amen. Go after those who are honest, and make mistakes. Make examples of those people. JK. The trust stuff they are going after is ridiculous.

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    24. Aren't bar counsel suppose to be objective? Just asking.

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    25. Bar Counsel is not a united front and there is HUGE dissention (and hence turnover). But the discretion that Asst. Bar Counsel used to have is gone. It's Stan's decision, and that is final. The days of the Conditional Guilty Plea are gone. They want hearings on everything. The Trust Account stuff is ridiculous. The good faith disagreements with Clients are ridiculous. And they are completely abandoning all precedent on levels of sanctions. But upon good authority this was all at the behest of the NSC who passed word to the BOG who caused upheaval in the OBC. Things have gone crazy over there.

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    26. What kind of shit are they disciplining for the trust? Seems like if you have a drug problem or drink, you can get away with a lot more.

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    27. Jeff Silver and the Gordon and Silver, crew skip over to the sketch part of Summerlin, not paying their bills, to the tune of 900k to their land lord alone, and the bar does nothing, but you make a mistake with IOLTA, and the OCB carries on a witch hunt. No, there is no preferential treatment.

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    28. Hunterton is a bohunk. Look it up. I am going to miss another tour of the NKOTB annual cruise, I mean the annual bar convention that my over inflated bar dues pay so Connie Akridge can mingle with Hardesty.

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    29. Hunterton is a bohunk. Thank you for laugh.

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    30. If OBC is acting unethical, then who do you notify? BOGs? Digesti? Supreme Court. There is some shit getting out of hand down there.

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    31. Reach out to Justice Cherry.

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    32. How is Hunterton and the NSC okay with the husband and wife team of Johnson, Eric and Susan on the same bench? That harms justice.

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    33. I worked with Brian Kunzi back in the 90s. Very ethical and fair-minded. Too bad he wasn't selected over Hunterton. I've never seen so many public reprimands as I've seen this past year! For stuff that was just a private reprimand before, now it's public and there are so many published that good luck on finding a decent attorney with that hanging in your record now!

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    34. Fuck the bar. If they fuck with me, I am going public man. All I have to say. Get everything in writing. Cannot trust those bitches.

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    35. hey 10:52, tell me more....

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    36. Bar counsel lie to you. Back out on deals. They are going after everybody with a pulse.

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    37. Accuse you of saying things you did not. Not following precedence. Yes, good question, who the hell do report prosecutorial misconduct by OBC? They are lawyers, too. Have to follow the same rule of ethics we do.

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    38. Same thing that happens when a Deputy DA/AG/AUSA gets out of line-- you do nothing but learn your lesson to never trust them because they are accountable to no one other than the Supreme Court and the NSC is not going to interject itself without a pending matter before it.

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    39. Sue the State Bar like Gentile did. Media man, social media.
      No way to file a bar complaint against OBC, um, that seems untoward.

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    40. Why couldn't you? They would have to hire independent counsel/special prosecutor to handle, that's all.

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    41. No they wouldn't. They would get the Complaint and would find lack of adequate cause to even refer the matter.

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    42. Responded to an inquiry, IOLTA related more than a couple months ago. Minor, addressed it. Document everything is all I can say when interacting. Be honest, but be firm. You have a right to defend yourself. No reason for Bar Counsel to be confrontational.

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  9. Newbie question: Who does one serve when suing an agency of Nevada (State Board of Cosmetology)? Thank you.

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  10. State Bar use to be cool. You could call David Clark or the others if you had a question. Now, a completely different environment. Lord help you if you make a trust mistake.

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  11. A little birdy told me Susan Johnson is a shoe in for Supreme Court seat.

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    1. Bigger bird says Stiglich from Reno "checks more Boxes"

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    2. Is this from the Big Bird?

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    3. A big Rat whispered to me "pay back" appointment of the Mrs. Aaron Ford imminent...minority , female , bipartisan BS!

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    4. Who is Mrs. Aaron Ford?

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    5. Who is Aaron Ford?

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    6. Berna Rhodes-Ford ... www.rhodesford.com
      Aaron Ford DEM leader Dist. 11 , Eglet partner/ in house lobbyist

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    8. If Johnson is selected that would just be sad.

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  12. @AnonymousOctober 10, 2016 at 2:33 PM- Try the registered agent of the entity.

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  13. We can talk about Border all day long. She is an idiot.

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