Monday, May 1, 2017

Low Profile


  • Prosecutors in the Bundy standoff cases struggle to prove the conspiracy charges. [RJ]
  • Former Judge Steven Jones is keeping a low profile. [RJ]
  • Attorney/aspiring politician Jesse Sbaih announced he will run for the Senate against Dean Heller in 2018. [RJ]
  • Homeowners who violated the building code by building without the proper permit can get amnesty in May. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • An interview with Harry Reid in which he mentions his work at Boyd School of Law. [Las Vegas Sun]

19 comments:

  1. I don't know Paul Harasim but it sure looks like he just has a chubby for Steven Jones. That was not a column; it was something worthy of this blog in how personal it was. Pathetic.

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    1. What would you have written about Jones?

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    2. Writing about the offense was fine. The whole thing reads like Harasim was personally victimized by Jones. Quoting a salacious tale told by Victor Conte on the Howard Stern Show (which Conte has later said was just hype for a book) has nothing to do with Jones. That Jones did not go running to the RJ in his first 18 days out of a halfway house and home confinement does not necessarily imply he is hiding; the entire premise is ludicrous. Jones never ran to the RJ when he was on the bench.

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    3. Why would someone who spent twenty years as a dirty judge on the bench and as a con man on the street run to the RJ?

      If your gonna do Steve Jones stuff, don't be surprised by Steve Jones press coverage.

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  2. Happy Law Day!

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    1. What is Law Day? Interesting that it is on May Day. Communist!

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    2. Ronald Reagan tried to take over May 1 from the Labor Movement by proclaiming it as Law Day. It's not a coincidence.

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    3. Not Reagan - Eisenhower. This is actually the 60th Law Day.

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  3. The headline "Nevada’s esteemed former senator talks retirement and partnering..." shows that if you ever wondered if the LV Sun has a political lean in its news reporting, wonder no longer.

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    1. In fairness, I don't know anyone who ever wondered if the Sun has a political lean. It's still better written than the RJ. For straight down the line, I go with The Hill. I'm afraid to say that I find Fox News more reigned in with their biases than most news sources.

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  4. Any speculation or inside info as to what the Cosmopolitan had to pay in order to settle the $160 million jury verdict?

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/settlement-in-las-vegas-strip-nightclub-attack-wipes-out-160m-verdict/

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    1. $32.8 million

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    2. I bid $1, Bob.

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    3. Seriously, though. Who has the inside info on what the settlement was?

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    4. On a 32.9MM settlement, you would think the confidentiality clauses which the settlement will involve might survive more than one weekend.

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    5. Wonder if he was answering the question literally - 32.9 as to Cosmo with additional amounts coming from Marquee/Tao Group

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    6. I haven't read the specifics, but was the $160mm judgment against both defendants? Or specifically against the Cosmo? It's my understanding that there were still punitive damages at issue, so I can't imagine the Plaintiff would settle the entire case for $33 million.

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  5. In light of Alverson Taylor putting its building on the market, now Olson Cannon is selling its building.

    • $10,499,000.00
    • 100% Leased for 10 years with options
    • Assumable 30 yr. due in 10 loan @ 4%
    • 6.17% CAP
    • 6.58% Cash on Cash
    • Office Park location
    • Easy Acess
    • Well maintained

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