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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Please be sure to stop by and sign the condolence book prior to the Thursday memorial service.

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Those  who would like to express their condolences for The Honorable Susan W. Scann are invited to come to the Regional Justice Center Courtroom 3D (on the third floor) to sign a condolence book or drop off a card for presentation to the family at the court memorial service on Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Jury Services room on the third floor of the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Ave.

Schedule of availability to sign condolence books:

This week: Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Next week: Monday and Wednesday 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8 a.m. until noon

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Link to obituary for Judge Susan W. Scann in Las Vegas Review Journal http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=susan-scannapieco&pid=180723029&fhid=12209

Las Vegas Review Journal: Courthouse memorial set for Clark County District Judge Susan Scann

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/courthouse-memorial-set-clark-county-district-judge-susan-scann

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Those  who would like to express their condolences for The Honorable Susan W. Scann are invited to come to the Regional Justice Center Courtroom 3D (on the third floor) to sign a condolence book or drop off a card for presentation to the family at the court memorial service on Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Jury Services room on the third floor of the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Ave.

Schedule of availability to sign condolence books:

This week: Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Next week: Monday and Wednesday 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8 a.m. until noon

Related

Link to obituary for Judge Susan W. Scann in Las Vegas Review Journal http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=susan-scannapieco&pid=180723029&fhid=12209

Las Vegas Review Journal: Courthouse memorial set for Clark County District Judge Susan Scann

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/courthouse-memorial-set-clark-county-district-judge-susan-scann

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Those who wish to pay respects to Honorable Susan W. Scann are invited to attend a rosary prayer service that will take place on Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at the King David Memorial Chapel 2697 E. Eldorado Lane. Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 23 at 1:15 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church at 1111 Michael Way. A court memorial service will be held in the Jury Services room on the third floor of the Regional Justice Center on July 28 at 3:30 p.m. The family requests that those who wish to offer a gesture of condolence, donate either to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church or The American Cancer Society in honor of the beloved Judge Susan Scann in lieu of flowers. An e-mail address has been set up if you have a special photo of Judge Scann that you would like to share rememberingjudgescann@gmail.com.

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The legal community mourns the loss of The Honorable Susan W. Scann. Judge Scann who passed away Saturday. Judge Scann was known for service to the community and for an impressive 40-year legal career including service as jurist in department 29 of the Eighth Judicial District Court since 2011 and as an alternate Municipal Court judge for the city of Las Vegas from 1980 to 2010.

She practiced civil law for 34 years before taking the District Court bench. Judge Scann has many outstanding accomplishments including: service as a member of the Clark County Fee Dispute Committee, president of Southern Nevada Association Women Attorneys, service on the State Bar Ethics Committee and on the Clark County Bar CLE Committee. She is a founding member of the Clark County Bar Pro Bono Committee and a member of Rotary International.

“Our condolences go to the Scann family. Judge Scann leaves a legacy of a dedicated jurist who always maintained high standards and a positive demeanor. She gave generously of her time to get legal representation for those who could not afford it, she served to help others through Rotary International and worked to promote ethics and professionalism through the Clark County Bar Association,” said District Court Chief Judge David Barker. “Her presence on the District Court Bench will be greatly missed.”

Judge Scann received the 1995 Professionalism Award from the Clark County Bar Association. She also recently received an award for outstanding service in law and politics from the Clark County Democratic Lawyers Caucus. Judge Scann was the premier recipient of the award that was named in her honor. The Susan Scann award is to be given annually to a lawyer or judge who has exemplified dedication, commitment and ethics in their conduct.

Judge Scann received a B.A. Degree from the University of Washington in 1968 and her Juris Doctor from the California Western School of Law in 1976. She was a staff member of the California Western Law Review from 1974-1975 and a member of the Board of Editors from 1975-1976.

There will be a rosary prayer service on Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at Palm Mortuary on 7600 S. Eastern. The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 23 at 1:15 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church at 1111 Michael Way.  A court memorial service will be held in the Jury Services room on the third floor of the Regional Justice Center on July 28 at 3:30 p.m. The family requests that those who wish to offer a gesture of condolence, donate either to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church or The American Cancer Society in honor of the beloved Judge Susan Scann in lieu of flowers. An e-mail address has been set up if you have a special photo of Judge Scann that you would like to share rememberingjudgescann@gmail.com.

 

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The Civil Bench Bar is this Tuesday, July 12 at 12:05 p.m. in courtroom 15D at the Regional Justice Center. Lots of hot topics will come up that will help those practicing civil law. Discussion will include the Courts’ jurisdictional limits, arbitration, etc.

Last month’s Bench Bar offered up a useful discussion of videoconferencing which is taking root in District Court. The biggest issue to surface with using video-conferencing is the speed of video line on other end. It was suggested that using public Wi-Fi in Starbucks in New York in the afternoon generally doesn’t work out well. In order to use video-conferencing, judicial approval is required five days prior. A drafted form is in the approval process. No rules change is needed.

Discovery was another hot topic at the June meeting. Volume for requests for discovery continuances has increased dramatically. The Discover Commissioner Bonnie Bulla told those in attendance, “We’re happy to continue discovery as long as trial date stays in place.” If it requires a change in trial date the request for continuance will be forwarded to the department or returned to counsel for submission to the department.

Top 5 Discovery tips offered at the June Bench Bar Meeting:

A request for discovery extension should include an explanation why the request is being made and must comply with Eighth Judicial Court Rule 2.35 http://www.trucounsel.com/edcr/part-ii-civil-practice/rule-235-extension-of-discovery-deadlines.

If you are submitting a motion to discovery, ensure that “Discovery” is indicated on the first page of the motion. But if you want to extend the discovery deadlines and trial date, please submit your motion to the department to be heard by the judge.

If you are a new party to a case, you may request an Early Case Conference under NRCP 16.1. After the conference, a supplemental Case Conference Report must be filed. However, once discovery issues a scheduling order you must submit an EDCR 2.35 stipulation or motion to be able to extend your discovery deadlines.

Please make certain that your discovery dates do not fall on holidays or weekends. Select date that work for the discovery to be completed so that your trial date will be meaningful.

If your requested a settlement conference in your Case Conference Report and you do not receive a date for one, please contact Department 30 at (702-671-3633) to inquire as to the status.

Nevada Supreme Court Decisions that will be reviewed at the July Bench Bar:

Review of Last Month’s NV Supreme Court Civil Decisions:

  1. Sparks v. Bare, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 43 (June 16, 2016)(3-0): NRS 189.030(1), which provides a municipal court has 10 days to “transmit to the clerk of the district court the transcript of the case [and] all other papers relating to the case [along with] a certified copy of the docket” after notice of appeal is filed, does not confer a duty on the municipal court to provide a transcript for a defendant’s misdemeanor appeal.
  2. Scenic Nevada, Inc. v. City of Reno, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 48 (June 30, 2016)(7-0): Nev. Const. Art. 19, §2(3) prohibits the Legislature from amending or repealing a voter-initiated statute for three years after it takes effect.

Upcoming Dates/Events:

  1. Civil Judges’ Meeting, July 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m. (noon), Courtroom 14C
  2. Civil Bench-Bar Meeting, August 9, 2016 at 12:05 p.m. in Courtroom 15D
  1. The Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar will be held on Monday, August 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada in Courtroom 14A.
  2. Construction Defect sweeps will be held 7-8. Judge Wiese and the Construction Defect Bar will offer a CLE on day two.

 

 

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Scammers have resurfaced with a new version of an old scam using threats of a warrant for IRS debt. The thieves called the latest victim and said that they were with the United States Treasury Department and working with the Henderson Police Department. They asked her to meet them at the courthouse and gave her the phone number of the Henderson Police.  It all seemed legit, but it isn’t. The unscrupulous caller told the unsuspecting valley resident that she should go to CVS and get pre-paid credit cards. Legitimate law enforcement agencies won’t call on the phone to collect money for warrants and ask for payment with pre-paid credit cards. Don’t fall for this cheap trick and don’t give out your personal information. Inform your friends and family about this scam because these attempts to steal money are rampant.

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The Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar will be held on Monday, August 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada in Courtroom 14A. Med Mal Status Check Presiding Judge Jerry A. Wiese II will keep the cases moving during the Med Mal sweeps.

The calendar will be heard in numerical case number order with the oldest case being heard first, as follows:

Case No. A-10-610616-C through A-15-716565-C: 8/1/16 at 8:30 AM

Case No. A-15-717133-C through A-16-737726-C: 8/1/16 at 1:00 PM

The Discovery Commissioner, Bonnie Bulla, will be available to address any discovery issues.

The court will work to enforce NRS 41A.061.1, and will attempt to set all Chapter 41A Professional Negligence trials (not already scheduled) within three years of the date that the Complaint was filed.

If you have any questions regarding the status check calendar, please call  702-671-3633. Please bring a list of the cases you will be appearing on to the hearing.

 

NRS 41A.061 Dismissal of action for failure to bring to trial; effect of dismissal; adoption of court rules to expedite resolution of actions.

1.  Upon the motion of any party or upon its own motion, unless good cause is shown for the delay, the court shall, after due notice to the parties, dismiss an action involving medical malpractice or dental malpractice if the action is not brought to trial within:

(a) Three years after the date on which the action is filed, if the action is filed on or after October 1, 2002, but before October 1, 2005.

(b) Two years after the date on which the action is filed, if the action is filed on or after October 1, 2005.

2.  Dismissal of an action pursuant to subsection 1 is a bar to the filing of another action upon the same claim for relief against the same defendants.

3.  Each district court shall adopt court rules to expedite the resolution of an action involving medical malpractice or dental malpractice.

(Added to NRS by 2002 Special Session, 7)

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