Monday, October 1, 2018

Vegas Stronger


  • One year later. KTNV has a nice collection of stories about all the good going on to remember the 58 who lost their lives and the hundreds who were injured.
  • Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez rules that the State cannot use a drug it obtained for the execution of Scott Dozier. [LA Times]
  • Judge Jim Crockett is entertaining a motion to reconsider his ruling nullifying an election result. [KNPR]
  • MGM faces skepticism on centralizing suits regarding the shootings in California. [Law360- sub. req'd]
  • If you spend a lot of time worrying about, OBC, you'll want to know that, last week, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an opinion in Hall, Prangle, & Schoonveld, LLC v. Dist. Ct., Case 70083. In it, the Court addresses a scenario wherein the Discovery Commissioner sanctioned a party and recommended that the District Court hold an evidentiary hearing to determine whether case terminating sanctions for a failure to disclose were appropriate.  When Judge Scotti also found that the attorneys violated Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct 3.3, the firm challenged the lack of notice that its actions were at issue.

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  1. Besides remembering the 58, we need to think about the thousands that have been injured and/or have severe ptsd from the 1 October events.

    However, take a break and listen to this song from a LVA Alumni - 58 Stars
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgC-DQbctX8

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  2. One has to wonder if Hall Prangle made a good decision to file this appeal. It kind of goes the way of "Better to Remain Silent and Thought a Fool Than To Open One's Mouth and Remove All Doubt." Sorry Hall Prangle.

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    1. Agreed. I had never heard of the firm (don't do PI/Insurance Defense), now I looked them up and each of the attorneys named in the appeal and I will probably associate this case with those involved in the future. Seems like a pretty egregious violation and getting out with just a district court "reputational" sanction was the best they could hope for. I hope the appeal was at least a (misguided) step to limit their professional negligence liability.

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  3. I had a trial against Hall Prangle a couple years ago and it was very clear to me they were lying through their teeth. It was just hard for me to find people to prove it. Luckily here plaintiff found the proof through police reports.

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  4. Most interestingly, NSC seems to have no problem with the logic pattern that creepy nurse = foreseeable future sexual assailant. Does this bode poorly for a certain public figure who was banned from educational facilities?

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  5. Speaking of Discovery abuses, what was the case where the law firm and adjuster had knowledge of coating on a floor which had been the subject of a previous lawsuit, but failed to disclose it. I read it once, then lost track of it. It went from discovery commissioner up to district court where is it was, I believe, subject of a motion to strike an answer?

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    1. Wilson Elser was the defense firm involved, and I believe their client was whoever owned Planet Hollywood at the time. I think there is a case pending at the NSC currently.

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  6. ABA President requested expanded FBI investigation of Kavanaugh. Neglected to get permission from ABA.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/36531/going-rogue-president-law-group-didnt-tell-members-ashe-schow

    This reeks of the Clinton Dirty Trick Machine!

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    1. Conservatives love Clinton conspiracies. You really think Hillary was able to take time off from killing her former employees and business associates and running a pizza parlor pedophilia ring to convince the ABA president to say "the FBI should look into whether Kav committed perjury"?

      Oy vey.

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