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About Eric Roy - Click here to view all posts
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  • Conversation with Eric Roy
    1. Why did you study law? I believe in the continuous cultivation of one’s self. The law touches on so many areas of our lives. I wanted an education that would leave me capable in a variety of ...
Criminal Law - Click here to view all posts
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  • Man Who Crashed Into Las Vegas Stratosphere Casino Wanted To Jump
    Ryan Brown, a 40 year old man, crashed a silver Ford pickup truck through the front doors of the Las Vegas Stratosphere Casino on Wednesday night, September 10. Police said he planned to jump from the ...
  • Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 26
    This blog was written for my own personal benefit. Here I look at Rule 26 of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure which governs general rules governing discovery. The rule provides for obtaining ...
  • The Dangers of the Prison-Industrial Complex
    In 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a memorable farewell address wherein he warned of the corrupting influence of the military-industrial complex. That speech is worth quoting at length: This ...
Evidence - Click here to view all posts
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  • Final Blog on Privileges
    We know that logically and legally relevant should be admitted so as to assist the trier of fact in reaching a proper ruling or verdict. That being said we also know that there are times when even ...
  • More on Privileges and their Exceptions
    Remember that logically and legally relevant evidence is generally admissible at trial. Moreover, generally this evidence must be turned over if sought by opposing counsel. In other words, one party ...
  • Privilege Concepts
    As we prepare for trial we need to have a good idea of what material we are required to turn over to the other side and what material we can refuse to turn over on the basis of an evidentiary ...
Family Law - Click here to view all posts
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  • Authentication of Written Communications
    This short article/blog was written for my, Eric Roy, and my staff's benefit. It is probably the least interesting subject I have written on. That being said, it is important that we, as ...
  • Demonstratives in Trial
    As we know, people have their own unique learning styles. Generally speaking there are auditory, visual and tactile learners. This simply means that people generally learn best by either listening, ...
  • Tax Tips in Divorce Litigation
    TAX TIPS IN DIVORCE LITIGATION Before reading this article understand that I, Eric Roy, am not a certified public accountant. I am a lawyer. Thus, please don't entirely rely on the information ...
Las Vegas - Click here to view all posts
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  • Valuation of Stock Options in Divorce
    VALUATION OF STOCK OPTIONS IN DIVORCE When spouses divorce the assets of the marriage are typically divided in half. More specifically, all community property, most property acquired during the ...
Legal Theory - Click here to view all posts
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  • Unequal Protection and its Consequences
    Two articles caught my attention recently. In the first one, a journalist recounts how he was caught up in the Occupy Oakland demonstrations and was arrested and mistreated by Oakland Police despite ...
  • The Law and the Legal Pretext
    A “legal pretext” is a justification provided, usually by government and its agents, particularly law enforcement, in an effort to mask one's true intentions. Legal pretext can be ...
  • The Absurdity of the Legal Fiction
    A legal fiction is an assumption that courts use to reach a desired result despite the fact that there is absolutely no basis in reality to assume such a fact; indeed, in some cases, the legal fiction ...
National News - Click here to view all posts
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  • Nevada Supreme Court's Ruling Favors HOAs Over Banks
    Nevada's Supreme Court upheld a law that authorizes homeowner associations (HOA) to foreclose on homes, with unpaid HOA dues, ahead of mortgage lenders. The dispute centered on the Southern ...
  • Glass Containers No Longer Allowed on Las Vegas Strip
    Yesterday the Clark County Commission voted to ban glass bottles on the Strip to prevent the bottles from being used as weapons and limit littering. Metro Police reported there is an increase in ...
  • Requiem for Law and Legitimacy
    The financial crisis that erupted in late 2008 with the implosion of Lehman Brothers has left in its wake a crisis of confidence in the financial system. As a result, the current administration and ...
Nevada Law - Click here to view all posts
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  • Voir Dire and Peremptory Challenges
    The purpose of this short blog is simply to shed some light on some of the Nevada rules regarding jury voir dire in civil trials. In Nevada, both sided of the case are afforded unlimited for cause ...
Opinion - Click here to view all posts
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  • The Dangers of the Prison-Industrial Complex
    In 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a memorable farewell address wherein he warned of the corrupting influence of the military-industrial complex. That speech is worth quoting at length: This ...
  • A Word About the Police
    On October 29, 2010 as he was driving to work at 4 in the morning, Adam Greene, 38, a man suffering from diabetic shock, was mistaken for a drunk driver, ripped from his vehicle, beaten by five ...
  • State of the Bar Address
    Guess what? Most attorneys in town do nothing for you, the poor bastards. Why? Some are greedy and vain though paralyzed by fear and some are just plain dumb. In this article I'll focus on the ...
Personal Injury - Click here to view all posts
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  • Anticipating and Overcoming Challenges from the Court
    When preparing for trial, like many other endeavors in this life, it is best to hope for the best but to plan for the worst. In other words, you need to draw up your opening statement, closing ...
  • Pre-Trial and Trial Posture
    As trial lawyers it is incumbent upon us that we proceed to trial with haste. To that end it seems fitting that we pursue each and every case as though that case is destined to be tried. I think that ...
  • Authentication of Physical Evidence
    I wrote this short blog/article primarily for my, Eric Roy, and my staff's benefit. These rules I speak about here are those as governed and dictated by the Federal Rules of Evidence. Most states ...
Politics - Click here to view all posts
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  • Bill Clinton coming to Vegas to boost Demos
    Former President Bill Clinton plans to come to Nevada next week to help Democrats get out the vote, a person familiar with his schedule confirmed Thursday. Clinton is a popular figure within the party ...