Tuesday, March 7, 2017

No More Squatters


  • Opening statements in the War Machine trial were the first chance for Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth and defense attorney Jay Leiderman to make an impression on the jury. [RJ]
  • Will requiring lease agreements to be notarized really impact the number of squatters? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Here are more links and info about Rippo v. Baker. [SCOTUSblog]
  • Progress on the Raiders' lease agreement and financing? [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]

42 comments:

  1. Jacqueline Bluth. Hot? Lawyer hot? Not hot? Discuss.

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    1. She is Super HOT!!!

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    2. She was lookin real good on TV when the news was talkin about the case. YOU GO GIRL

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    3. Cute, but I wouldn't say hot. There's no hot left in the DA's office. And she's Mormon, so no fun.

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    4. hey 1:06, i am mormon. And trust me when i say these Mormon girls can GET DOWWWNNNN. don't let the act fool you. it is all different behind closed doors.

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    5. Hot and smart? I am in! Sold.

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    6. @ poster & replies - y'all are the problem.

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    7. Why, just why?

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  2. I had a case once where someone forged a lease (obvious because the property owner was dead already at the time of the purported signing) and metro would not boot the squatter because they showed them the document. It was a mess.

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  3. HEY ADMIN. your search feature aint working. I was trying to search certain names of individuals who were mentioned in previous threads and it keeps saying nothing is showing. FYI

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    1. Google it. Punch in their name, and add a site modifier. e.g. "Judge Halverson site:lasvegaslawblog.blogspot.com"

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    2. but thats so much work :(

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    3. I learn something new every day. A site modifier!

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  4. What firms would you never work for?

    What firms would you take a pay cut to work for?

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    1. Never: Akerman. Lee Hernandez Garofalo. Bremer Whyte.

      Pay Cut: No firms per se. There are attorneys who would take a pay cut to get to be mentored by, work with and learn from.

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    2. These seem like some pretty miserable sweat shops. From what I see on the plaintiff side, I would probably add Wilson Elser to that list. Everyone I see there walks around looking constipated.

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    3. Never: Eglet & Whoever their Partner(s) is for now

      I know support staff and associates that have been prior employees (and there are many!) and they all report that weekends are a regular requirement in office, not at home! The pay is slightly above average but nowhere near commensurate with the expectations, and the work environment is full of the ego driven elitism that comes naturally from the self professed best and driven to excellence firm. Seems like just another big building PI grind house neighbored by Harris & CPK.

      Pay Cut? Maybe CPK? I have always heard positive things about Craig and the way he treats his employees.

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    4. 2:33, thats real funny, cause I heard CPK pays his employees crap compared to others in town

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    5. at 2:33 The ONLY reason to work for Eglet in any capacity is to gain experience in PI. If you find yourself being employed by them for more than 4-5 yrs. max, you don't know your self worth! I know! There will always be those people that think that working at the so called fictitious "prestigious law firm" some how has some type of personal value but, I have never met anyone that works there that is even remotely satisfied or fulfilled. Too much pressure... all about the money.

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    6. I made a run over to the E&P offices last week and I was surprised to see cigarette butts all over outside the front door, dents and scratches with paint chips inside the elevator, and their support staff was really unorganized and not well dressed. I did like the fake glass water with the fake plastic red rose on the table though!

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    7. 2:59, Those cig butts were mine and my solo's! We always stop @ the Advocacy Center on our occasional strolls back from the RJC for a few well deserved drags so we can feel like Spader & Shatner before we return to our "Law Shack" on 9th St.!

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    8. Concur with 2:59! Their staff is not efficient. I suspect that they are severely over worked. NEVER would I work there!

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    9. 3:11 Next time you should call ahead and ask Dennis to send down some Johnnie Walker Black so your experience can be more authentic!

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    10. Hey! Dennis is a good dude, he just might make that happen for you

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    11. Tracy? or her staff if you're reading this? I think that that a Boston Legal themed holiday party later on this year is a great idea! Who plays what characters? Obviously, Tracy is Shirley Schmidt!

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    12. OMG! My life is completely worthless! file after file after file! and now I'm reading this shit about Boston Legal & Law and Order, Hot or Not? Mormon DA's? How can any job at a PI firm be rewarding? WHAT YOU PEOPLE?

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    13. Eglet's heyday was when it was Mainor Eglet Cottle. Since Randy Mainor died, they've struggled to keep partners, associates, and staff. It used to be a good place to work.

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    14. Struggled to keep staff. Bob will meet you at the bank to discuss your staffing concerns. Eglet's heyday is right now. He doesn't care about keeping partners, associates and staff. If you work there, he doesn't know your name; he doesn't want to know your name; he doesn't care what your name is.

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    15. Two years ago, a particular Plaintiff firm had a group of associates. Now they have an entirely different set of associates. Not a single one remaining. That's a firm that's worth avoiding.

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    16. Pay cut - maybe Campbell & Williams or Marc Randazza - seem like really unique mentoring opportunities and they work on high profile cases.

      Never work at - any place that requires more than 2100 hours a year (either expressly or implicitly)

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    17. I observed Sgro arguing a motion the other day and was extremely impressed. It appeared he was the plaintiff counsel in that case. He did not win, but he made an excellent argument. His tone, demeanor, and delivery was impressive. I don't know much else about him or his firm, but I was very very impressed with his argument-style. I would think a jury would find him effective and given him significant credibility.

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    18. Marc Randazza is rad.

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  5. It is interesting to me how far women attorneys' fashion and style has come. Used to be that no unbound long hair was ever on display, either by prosecutor or defense counsel. Now, some defense counsel don't even show up in professional-style clothes. It's hard to distinguish between lawyer and (nonjailed)defendant. I wonder what juries, used to Law and Order, think.

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    1. Is that why RBG always has her hair up?

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  6. 2:13 you find "unbound long hair" unprofessional? I'm no spring chicken myself and consider my expectations about professional appearance to be pretty conservative but that one never crossed my mind. Are you Mormon, male, and older than Yoda?

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    1. You unwind the hair in the bedroom. Flaunting it outside the bedroom suggests other options ate available outside the marital bedroom.

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    2. That is quite possibly the most sexist comment I've seen on this blog full of lawyer hot and bk hottie posts.

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    3. I don't think its sexist. Moronic sure. But not sexist.

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    4. Or perhaps they are not married and do not give one single shit about what some uptight old fart rag thinks about how they should wear their hair? Just guessing, but I suspect your combover, wooden looking teeth, and fupa are not part of her consideration when she "unwinds" her hair before heading to court where you ogle her and then return to your keyboard to shit talk how invisible you are to her. I could be wrong on that one. But, that's how I would feel if I had rapunzel hair.

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    5. Wooden teeth...he probably smokes a pipe, too

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  7. 2:13 here. Neither male nor Morman. Maybe older than Yoda. I did come up through the ranks when it was not always easy to be taken seriously at face value. I railed against it at the time, and thought talent would prevail over appearances. Silly me. I have learned that you need to use ALL the tools in your arsenal in court. To be frank, I don't think that times and/or men have really changed all that much.

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