Friday, March 09, 2012

Connor v. Heiman (9th Cir. - March 9, 2012)

Think the Las Vegas casinos don't have the Gaming Control Department in their back pocket?

Think again.

If a private citizen in Las Vegas had a civil dispute with someone who allegedly owed her $950, I'm sure the police would respond to her concern just as the officers did here; i.e., to tell the individual that unless he repaid the disputed amount, they were going to immediately arrest him and charge him with a felony.  I'm just sure of it.

I can empathize wtih the plaintiff's frustration here.  Read the case and see if you're similarly situated.