Friday, October 7, 2016

Taking It Easy


  • Apparently, Judge Catherine Ramsey has not yet issued the apologies she agreed to in her stipulated discipline agreement. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Gaming Control Board is looking to strengthen regulations on money laundering. [RJ]
  • Anyone have any more details about this going on between Angius & Terry LLP and Akerman LLP?

27 comments:

  1. I don't do any litigation and therefore have never even heard of Catherine Ramsey. But she's an idiot. All she has to do is send letters of apology per the court order...which basically means she doesn't even have to be or sound sincere in them. Just do it. But noooooooo....instead she chooses not to comply and to drag this out so she can make herself look even worse in the media...which ultimately hurts her even more. People like me never would have even heard of her, but yet because she failed to comply with the court order, I now know her and name and will never forget it. Great move, Your Honor.

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  2. He Who Shall Not Be Named sent out some family court videos in his latest email. Thoughts?

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    1. How did I get on that email list, ugh!

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    2. A. He wants to back some (non Nevadan) against the judge
      B. He wants to back J.A. in a judicial run
      C. He just does not like the judge
      D. He has less of a life than "Blog is Dead" guy!
      E. He is the "Blog is Dead" guy!

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    3. Got the latest email with the links to the video of the judge's interaction with a child and was too horrified after reading the excerpted transcript to even watch the video. As a parent, it was just too heartbreaking. If the transcript is accurate, then I'm glad he's getting the word out. Horrific situation for that poor child.

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    4. I like Steve Sanson. It is never good to upset this guy.

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    5. I watched the videos too. Have to disagree w/2:00's opinion. Posting that video w/o context is an attack on the judge and/or dad. Looks like a potential alienation case, but w/o context there is no way to know. There are too many things that go on in family court and too often parents use the kids as a weapon. No way of knowing the back story on this. Irresponsible to post those videos IMO

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    6. I agree with 3:26. Maybe 2:00 isn't a lawyer or doesn't handle contested matters. Anyone who's ever done any litigation should know that you ought to hear what the other side offered before condemning the decision of a judge or jury. Maybe there was overwhelming evidence that the mother is completely unfit and has been manipulating or abusing the child. It certainly happens.

      As for Sanson, I actually appreciate most of his antics overall. There's nothing wrong with having someone watch over the judiciary and call out what he sees as bullshit. Sure, he colors his opinions and is usually obviously partial to one party in a controversy, but that is probably true of most humans. Better to have an imperfect watchman if almost nobody else is going to bother.

      In this case, though, it seems he's being particularly unfair with selective presentation of the facts. If he wants to convince anyone that an injustice was done, he ought to at least fairly summarize the reasons behind the judge's decision and then show why those were deficient. Judges have to make tough calls sometimes, and the right call is sometimes the unpopular one. And all things being equal, a judge who is willing to make a correct but unpopular ruling - especially when against his or her political interest - is a good judge.

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    7. 2:11/Steve, you completely gave yourself away by not only praising yourself, but also by using your name. If anyone except you had used your name, you would have immediately appealed on this blog posting under your name. I do not appreciate the emails. I hate anyone who trolls the bar website to harvest email addresses for spam.

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  3. Akerman's work seems so dreadfully repetitive and boring.

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    1. And exhausting. Those dudes (and ladies) are being worked to death.

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    2. You want to live in the house without paying your mortgage? Sorry. You can't! I'll just slap your name on the copy and paste complaint I've filed 300 times in the last year. Next case.

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    3. Worked there. Yes to all of this.

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    4. Takes a special kind of person to represent the banks that continue to illegally foreclose on people's home. Hope you rot.

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    5. You know how you can 99% guarantee you won't be foreclosed upon? Pay your damn mortgage.

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    6. 12:21, ass wipe, Akerman ass wipe.

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    7. 12:21,

      True or false, buttmunch: 99% of homes that are foreclosed upon haven't paid their bills, whether those bills are HOA assessments, a mortgage, or a contractor's fee for working on the home. It isn't 100% only because there is the rare screwup of monumental proportions that results in Countrywide v. Thitchener.

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  4. "Money Laundering" = Freedom of Action. The criminal gang that rules over us will not rest until it can snoop on every email, every conversation and every currency transaction. Disgusting.

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    1. Ssshhhhhhhh,
      THEY are listening....

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  5. The youtube video of the judge in the custody hearing wasn't that interesting. Basically, it looks like the mother defied visitation orders, so the judge made some appropriate rulings about visitation and scheduled a trial for permanent change of custody. Yeah, the poor little girl was crying, but whose fault is that? Who filed for divorce? Who defied the visitation orders? The judge is just supposed to let the mother defy court orders and violate the father's rights? Nothing to see here.

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  6. I think there's some legitimate points to be made by both sides and some reasonable criticism of both sides. On the one hand, the judge can't allow orders to be flouted and there was missing context (defying the orders of the court) and misleading context (claiming the judge acted because of home schooling by the mother, which is really just a red herring to mobilize conservative public opinion). On the other hand, the judge clearly could have dealt with the minor child in a more sensitive manner; the child was not the person in violation of the court order and how the judge spoke to this child is inexcusable. And there is a serious question about adequate representation for the mother not to mention barring her while the fathers' counsel was present. Both sides could brush up a little, but both have some valid concerns.

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  7. Seriously, a traffic ticket CLOWN? Eat a dick, counselor.

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  8. The Angius & Terry/Akerman story was a tempest in a teapot. A&T filed their Motion. Akerman agreed to file an Amended Complaint. The Motion was withdrawn. That was not storyworthy.

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  9. What's up with Akerman these days? It used to be a decent firm. Now they seems to hire anyone willing to work there - Pace, Thomas Jefferson, CA Western. The place is no better than insurance defense work. The only good thing used to be the salary, but I've heard they're making offers at under $100k. Less than $100k to work at least 2400 hours, no thank you!!!

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  10. Easy enough: rot from the top down, careless with good employees, coddled terrible employees, let all of their talent leave, revolving door of incompetent office administrators. But it always starts at the top.

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  11. Akerman is a joke. No great shakes over there, act like they are though.

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    1. Worked there, know it well. 200 cases too much for you? How about another 100 referrals? Yes, draft initial case assessments today. Yes, for all of them. Sound good? Don't answer that, I am busy billing 3000 hours on my 3000 cases. I have a bonus for you: narrowly escape malpractice and we will only dock your year-end bonus. Think on the bright side, you still have your job and everyone else has a life.

      Thanks Akerman.

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