Friday, March 31, 2017

Jugging


  • The Supreme Court of Nevada will start using the new facility downtown when it hears oral argument en banc on Monday for four cases. [nvcourts]
  • A proposed bill would require lawyers for minors during police interviews. [RJ]
  • Here's an article on that $2.2 billion judgment Judge Cory awarded. [RJ]
  • Will voters get to consider tossing the tampon tax? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Police arrest some tourists for "jugging." [Fox5Vegas]

36 comments:

  1. True story: I used to work for a bank in my undergrad days. Dude came in, cashed a 30k check. We offered a cashier's check, but he wanted cash. Everything about the transaction checked out, so fine. He getd his cash. Next day, police come by, asking if we'd seen anything suspicious around that time. Turns out dude left the bank, drove to Albertsons, AND LEFT THE DAMN CASH IN THE CAR. Yeah, it got stolen.

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  2. "A proposed bill would require lawyers for minors during police interviews." REALLY???

    I would support this completely as long as it can be paid for by another hotel room tax. If we can do it for the Raiders, we can do it for local kids!

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    1. I guess the devil is in the details... what constitutes "police interviews"? Does that include only when they are the subject of an investigation, or also when they are the victim or witness of a crime? How about simple interactions where you aren't expecting the kid to reveal a fact that triggers an investigation and charges....

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    2. What a splendid idea. Make busting criminals harder just as the number of teen gangs is skyrocketing. Democrats

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    3. You know crime is down in America. Stop watching fake news.

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    4. @6:46, I think that is an over-generalization of the data. Overall, crime in total may be lower, but you need to compare specific categories to determine if that category is increased or decreased. Also there is so much discretion and manipulations of the data by the local jurisdictions that it almost makes it meaningless. For example (and this is done frequently) if you want violent crime to go down you classify the crime as a burglary or theft vs. a robbery (if you want it to increase). There are many categories that this trick can and is used to cause the numbers to be what the local jurisdiction wants them to be.

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    5. 6:46, you a fool. You know that? Read. And these are numbers the DOJ drove down. The real numbers are higher.

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    6. Boom. 6:46, How you like that you dumbacrat.

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    7. Gangs use kids a lot already. Pass this bill and you are increasing juvenile crime. As a victim it does not matter if the murderer, rapist, robber, etc, was 14. 16 or 18. The goal should be decreasing crime. The one mechanism that works 100% of the time is imprisonment for very long periods of time.

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    8. I'm not entirely convinced that incarceration works in the general sense as a deterrent to crime, except to the point of the person that committed the act resulting in the incarceration. It does prevent that individual from creating additional innocent victims for at least the period of time that they remain incarcerated.

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    9. Not one of you does criminal law.

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  3. If they keep the tampon tax, can we use the proceeds to fund planned parenthood?

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  4. lets liven up this friday discussion -- any good gossip on firms going under?

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    1. I heard your mom went down firm or something like that. Is that the same thing as firms going under?

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    2. I overheard some drama about Mainor Wirth, but I have no details. Anyone care to spill?

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    3. Eglet Prince, taking on the mighty Facebook

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    4. How about some gossip involving both Mainor-Wirth and Eglet-Prince?
      Namely one recent highly regarded ,overworked and underpaid/underappreciated associate at E&P now a partner at Mainor-Wirth!
      That's right! The motion writing goddess herself, Danielle Tarmu, has now joined the Junior Mainor & Wirth as a Partner!
      Word at E&P, from a very reliable and well placed source, says that Tracy had a "shit fit" about Brad stealing the resource away but, the damage and disrespect had already taken it's toll with Danielle, and she had been looking for more opportunity for some time. Looks like a 3-4 year max drain at E&P for associates if they're smart enough to figure out that the "Bob, Tracy, and lesser Bob + whoever named partner of the moment" gravy train ends with them!
      Of course, none of them really give a crap about the "lessors" as is evident with the incredible turnover of staff.
      As to Super Bob and his class action Facebook adventure? Well...you know how this one plays out! Years and years of litigation, followed by some $100 million+ settlement .... $14.27 to each class action member , 40% + $10-$20 million in costs to Super Bob, multiple puff pieces in law magazines and WSJ, another plaque or two on the 4th floor interior walls blah, blah , blah!!!!
      I think it's a no brainer that Mainor-Wirth is now the preeminent "individual plaintiff" PI firm in town. E&P is just so full of themselves with major class action pursuits with Facebook and E-cigs!
      Bigger question is how much longer Prince keeps his name on the 4th floor directory with his own issues with Century Surety Insurance?

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    5. Oh the price of success! I've known Robert and Tracy for over 20 years both professionally and personally, on both sides of their collective graces and disdains. Trust me, that's all they've got. Just success and money.
      Behind the big fake granite block walls of the Robert T. Eglet Advocacy Center is empty space and that extends to Queensridge as well.

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    6. Hate hate hate. Jealousy makes you guys hate. Sad. If you stop hating you may be able to actually win a trial or at least grow some balls to take a case to trial.

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    7. Y'all are talking out of your asses. Danielle left E&P and went to join a solo practitioner for about a year before joining MainorWirth. And the drama with MW is that they had an atty and paralegal who didn't do a damn thing on their cases and both quit leaving MW holding the bag of the mess they left behind. They brought in Danielle to help clean it up. Thats about it. Now move along folks, nothing to see here

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    8. I love self-described writing gurus.

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    9. Hi Danielle!

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    10. 2:37 What is it about Mainor Wirth that makes them the "pre-eminent individual plaintiff PI firm"? Can you give some recent verdicts in support of that statement?

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    11. The complete lack of symmetry now on the EP site banner photo disturbs me.

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  5. The Nevada Supreme Court should have stopped these HOA lien foreclosures so a handful of investors didn't end up owning Las Vegas real estate and depress the market. It's scary to hear First 100 is a foreign investor. How many other of these HOA foreclosure buyers are funded by foreign money?

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    1. I wonder how many of those "auctions" were friends and family deals where the buyer isn't a BFP. Would be poetic justice for them to win at the Supreme Court upholding the super-priority lien concept only to ultimately lose because of the sale involving fraudulent procedures allowing the friendly buyer to purchase for less than reasonable market value.

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    2. The vast majority, one would assume logically.

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    3. SFR1 is foreign money. And SFR1 had a deal with Alessi & Koenig that A&K would bundle properties and just sell them to SFR in a portfolio without actually conducting an auction.

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  6. Just saw the RJ about Judge Potter. Good heavens.

    http://m.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/clark-county/clark-county-family-court-judge-faces-ethics-charges

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    1. This is not a surprise. I voted against Judge Potter based solely upon his lack of judicial demeanor. I don't think he makes bad decisions, but when 90% of his hearings devolve into him screaming at one of the parties, it tells me he doesn't have the right mentality to handle family law cases.

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    2. When he took over guardianship I asked around and 837's remark represents every comment I heard. Some also said his staff also would scream and curse at people.

      Oddly, though, the two attorneys referenced in the piece may also have their own reputations of concern to the professionalism of our practice so it's just the way in Southern Nevada, alas.

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    3. Really? Do tell. Because I know one of them and know nothing adverse regarding professionalism.

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  7. Have any male lawyers been handcuffed by a judge?

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    1. Maybe I just haven't been in the right places at the right times, but I don't think a single judge has ever handcuffed a single person. Other than possibly in their respective bedrooms, I doubt any own a pair of handcuffs (and those would be the fuzzy variety). Having their Marshal/Bailiff do it would be a different story.. :P

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    2. Fuzzy? Plebe.

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    3. Didn't Joe Caramagno get handcuffed the day he appeared in Leavitt's courtroom late and with a "girlfriend" of interesting appearance>

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