Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Knights Who Say No


  • The USPTO rejected the Vegas Golden Knights trademark application. They plan to challenge the ruling. [Forbes; RJ]
  • Raad Sunna, the smoke shop employee who shot a 13-year old boy, is being represented by Dominic Gentile. [RJ]
  • North Las Vegas will make its determination about eliminating a judicial seat on Dec. 21. [RJ]
  • The Stadium Authority is looking for counsel. Applications are due by Dec. 19. 
  • Search warrants issued in the Susan Winters case. [RJ]

37 comments:

  1. Blog, like the 13 yr old who thought he could steal some liqour from Lee's. is dead

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    1. You are a terrible human being but yes, I did laugh out loud.

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    2. I didn't. It wasn't a Lee's Liquor. Kid was not stealing liquor. Kid did not deserve to die. Bad taste and bad facts.

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    3. Don't be so quick to judge. We don't know what happened. IF the clerk feared for his life or limb, adios, pepito. If not, let justice take its course. I do not see how this clerk can be shown to have some criminal intent when he was just minding his business when these punks stormed in.

      I also disagree with your premise. There are lots of kids who need to be shot dead before they victimize a large number of innocents. For example, the thug in Ferguson needed to be taken out. Only God knows how many lives were saved by that brave cop.

      The 80/20 rule does not exempt "kids" based on age. To the keen observer, you can pretty accurately spot the top 5% criminals from roughly 12-14 years of age. For the rest you need more time. Culling that 5% would instantly reduce crime by 20-30%. If this kid was part of that sub group, good riddance. If not, then not.

      If any of my kids stormed a store wearing a mask and was shot, I would accept that it was the right thing. The world should be ruled by the law abiding citizens. Crooks should shake in their boots to even dream of robbing a store. Instead, store clerks shake in their boots on whether to defend themselves when confronted with a split second decision. And we have heard the story of "innocent gentle youths" shot while merely robbing a store. Bullshit.

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    4. 10:27 -- Whoa, Pahdner! Exactly WHO are these "keen observers" you're talking about? Maybe it's time to re-watch "Minority Report" and take a deep, cleansing breath, Adolf.

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    5. 10:27 PM voted for Trump and has black friends and therefore isn't racist. #MAGA

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    6. Not sure if 10:27 is trolling or just some law student/staff who doesn't know any better, but just in case you're serious: The Clerk's fear had to be reasonable, and prosecutors can show "Criminal intent" "when all the circumstances of the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart."

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    7. 10:27- Kids were not wearing masks. They had sweatshirts on with hoods on their heads. There was no robbery. It was shoplifting. No weapons. No contact with the Clerk. No proximity to the Clerk. You are truly the definition of "shoot children first and figure out the facts later."

      You brought up Ferguson so here you go Roy Bean..... Patti was a 13 year old kid whose stature clearly indicated that he was a kid. Perhaps a kleptomaniac kid with a bad tobacco habit but a kid nonetheless. I am 100% on board with let the facts come out in Court but honestly when Metro (who sides with store owners 99% of the time) says no one who saw that tape believed that the store clerk was in any danger, perhaps be slower to proceed.

      And your concept of "[t]here are lots of kids who need to be shot dead before they victimize innocents." Are you out of your (bleeping) mind???? We are going to start shooting children preemptively to prevent the chance that they might hurt (not kill mind you) innocent people. If this is not a Swiftian satire, I would propose that we preemptively take action against people like you because you are a threat to all nature and number of people.

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  2. Ok hold on a sec, this guy has some serious money for being a store clerk. Posting bond on $150k bail, AND hiring Gentile as your defender? We know he ain't cheap...where is this money coming from??

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    1. Exactly. If he has money, he must be guilty! #lockhimup #deathpenalty

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    2. Don't you think the store owner went and hired Gentile to get in front of the liability finding?

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    3. Saw Gentile, family and friends walk out of courthouse this morning. There was about 20 people.

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    4. I am guessing, based on his ethnicity, that this was a family run business. So Dad sprung for Gentile and the bail.

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    5. 11:45 -- Thank you.

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  3. Its gonna be big.

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  4. Rescue Lawyers looks fun.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4jj9MQIcGg

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    1. I would want my money back if I was that firm. I would also like 30 second of my life back for watching that video

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  5. You know who else looks fun? Naqvi's firm in his latest Facebook holiday photo:

    https://www.facebook.com/naqviinjurylaw/photos/a.358940520842752.77708.358938004176337/1210320292371433/?type=3

    At first, I couldn't tell if it was an ad for a nightclub or a law firm. But of course, I'm just jealous I can't afford a high-powered staff of beautiful women.

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    1. Why does he look like he is pinching a loaf? Did one of those overstuffed dresses float an air biscuit?

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    2. Boy, if he ain't the douchiest douche in LV law, I don't know who is.

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    3. 3:57 you sound jealous. just saying.

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    4. C'mon, that was photoshopped. Right? If not, double dicks up for the little man. He is living the cis adolescent male dream. I am peanut butter and jelly!

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    5. The red head to his right looks yummy. Is she single?

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    6. A few of them are "beautiful" (in an overly-madeup Vegas kind of way). Most of them are hogs.

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    7. Is it just me or does his hair get more over the top in every new photo? and his face has a weird look too

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    8. Your name on the door....hire for looks if that's what floats your boat. I know some incredibly hot smart lawyers and legal staff. Anyway I don't get the impression that it takes a sharp legal mind to succeed at PI, just diligence.

      His web site says "Voted #1". By who??

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  6. Thank you baby Jeebus for the nunchuck swinging Steven Stubbs commercial after the game. Thank you!

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  7. The father should have hired Craig Kenny to represent him on the murder charge. Lots of 'trial experience' there.

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    1. Bang on Craig if it gives you a sense of satisfaction. But he's a better person than you are and he lives better than you do.

      How can anyone not like the Kenny firm?

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    2. Seconded @8:34

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    3. Absolutely 8:34. Guarantee you Craig, Brad and Leon were sleeping comfortably at 12:12 am while @12:12 am was miserably trolling a law blog. You lose the QOL on this one.

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    4. I can tell you how: Imagine you are a late-40s insurance defense lawyer. You've been working 50-70 hours per week since you finished law school. You finally were made partner 2 years ago. You are just now realizing that "partner" doesn't actually mean what you thought it meant. You are now scrounging for billables by red-lining and re-red-lining everything the young associates do: from pointless, unwinnable Motions to Dismiss to 3-line emails to a 40-year-old adjuster who is currently finishing her BA at night school. At least once a week, you are still somehow sitting in an arbitration across the table from a 27-year-old PI attorney who you know for a fact is making more than you, whilst working half the hours. You haven't been laid in months because your homely wife hates you (she never sees you) and you're too tired, too alcoholic, and watch too much porn to perform anyway. You don't make as much as the PI guy so you definitely can't afford to go to the Rhino and find a "girlfriend". You look in the mirror one day and realize this is your life and nothing will change for at least 20 more years.

      That's how someone can not like the Kenny firm.
      (this one's for you E.S.)

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    5. Be gentle. I need him to stay in the office while I am banging his homely wife. She is surprisingly remarkable.

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    6. @12:12 Being Craig's criminal attorney for 20 plus years has given me much trial experience. Before that I worked for our esteemed District Attorney, Steve Wolfson. I have put on 12 jury trials and hundreds of misdo trials over the years. Plus I'm married to one of the best trial attorneys in town, Shari Kaufman, Chief of the FPD's trial unit. I don't appreciate the dig at my brother/partner/boss CPK. Just thought I would give you a little info you are obviously lacking. I don't mind flying under the radar so maybe you do not know who I am. The name is John L. Duffy. Happy Holidays.

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    7. John, I liked you when we worked together (for a short time, years ago), so don't take this the wrong way: If you've only done 12 felony jury trials after 20+ years of practice for the defense, something is seriously wrong with your practice. Why don't people trust you to go to the mat for them when the stakes are high?

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    8. High volume, mostly misdos and low level felonies. No trials needed with good negotiating. 12 were plenty for me. I don't need the trial stress any longer as I have aged. I'm am not insulted as you know I have thick skin. master of the misdemeanor. Duff

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  8. Just caught the Monty Python reference.

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