On her most recent long winded blog post Karen Hanover also stated Ali (the Plantiff) realized that how much liability he had, so he offered to settle twice???? She wishes that was the case!!!
Per Nevada law there must be pre-trial conference calls and negotiations among attorney for Early-settlement- NEVER HAPPENED !
RULE 16. PRETRIAL CONFERENCES; SCHEDULING; MANAGEMENT
(a) Pretrial Conferences; Objectives. In any action, the court may in its discretion direct the attorneys for the parties and any unrepresented parties to appear before it for a conference or conferences before trial for such purposes as:
(1) Expediting the disposition of the action;
(2) Establishing early and continuing control so that the case will not be protracted because of lack of management;
(3) Discouraging wasteful pretrial activities;
(4) Improving the quality of the trial through more thorough preparation; and
(5) Facilitating the settlement of the case.
[As amended; effective January 1, 1988.]
(b) Scheduling and Planning. Except in categories of actions exempted by district court rule as inappropriate, the judge, or a discovery commissioner shall, after consulting with the attorneys for the parties and any unrepresented parties by a scheduling conference, telephone, mail, or other suitable means, enter a scheduling order that limits the time:
(1) To join other parties and to amend the pleadings;
(2) To file and hear motions; and
(3) To complete discovery.
The scheduling order may also include:
(4) The date or dates for conferences before trial, a final pretrial conference, and trial; and
(5) Any other matters appropriate in the circumstances of the case.
The order shall issue as soon as practicable but in any event within 60 days after the filing of a case conference report pursuant to Rule 16.1 or an order by the discovery commissioner or the court waiving the requirement of a case conference report pursuant to Rule 16.1(f). A schedule shall not be modified except by leave of the judge or a discovery commissioner upon a showing of good cause.
[As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]
(c) Subjects to Be Discussed at Pretrial Conferences. The participants at any conference under this rule may consider and take action with respect to:
(1) The formulation and simplification of the issues, including the elimination of frivolous claims or defenses;
(2) The necessity or desirability of amendments to the pleadings;
(3) The possibility of obtaining admissions of fact and of documents which will avoid unnecessary proof, stipulations regarding the authenticity of documents, and advance rulings from the court on the admissibility of evidence;
(4) The avoidance of unnecessary proof and of cumulative evidence, and the use of testimony under NRS 50.275 and pursuant to NRS 47.060;
(5) The appropriateness of summary adjudication under Rule 56;
(6) The identification of witnesses and documents, the need and schedule for filing and exchanging pretrial briefs, and the date or dates for further conferences and for trial;
(7) The advisability of referring matters to a master;
(8) Settlement and the use of special procedures to assist in resolving the dispute when authorized by statute or local rule;
(9) The form and substance of the pretrial order;
(10) The disposition of pending motions;
(11) The need for adopting special procedures for managing potentially difficult or protracted actions that may involve complex issues, multiple parties, difficult legal questions, or unusual proof problems;
(12) An order for a separate trial pursuant to Rule 42(b) with respect to a claim, counterclaim, cross-claim, or with respect to any particular issue in the case;
(13) An order establishing a reasonable limit on the time allowed for presenting evidence; and
(14) Such other matters as may facilitate the just, speedy, and inexpensive disposition of the action.
RULE 16.1. MANDATORY PRETRIAL DISCOVERY REQUIREMENTS
4) Form of Disclosures. Unless the court orders otherwise, all disclosures under Rules 16.1(a)(1) through (3) must be made in writing, signed, and served.
[As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]
(b) Meet and Confer Requirements.
(1) Attendance at Early Case Conference. Unless the case is in the court annexed arbitration program(Ali’s case is not in this program)or short trial program, within 30 days after filing of an answer by the first answering defendant, and thereafter, if requested by a subsequent appearing party, the parties shall meet in person to confer and consider the nature and basis of their claims and defenses and the possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case, to make or arrange for the disclosures required by subdivision (a)(1) of this rule and to develop a discovery plan pursuant to subdivision (b)(2). The attorney for the plaintiff shall designate the time and place of each meeting which must be held in the county where the action was filed, unless the parties agree upon a different location. The attorneys may agree to continue the time for the case conference for an additional period of not more than 90 days. The court, in its discretion and for good cause shown, may also continue the time for the conference. Absent compelling and extraordinary circumstances, neither the court nor the parties may extend the time to a day more than 180 days after an appearance is served by the defendant in question.
Unless otherwise ordered by the court or the discovery commissioner, parties to any case wherein a timely trial de novo request has been filed subsequent to an arbitration, need not hold a further in person conference, but must file a joint case conference report pursuant to subdivision (c) of this rule within 60 days from the date of the de novo filing, said report to be prepared by the party requesting the trial de novo.
MESSAGE TO KARIN REGARDING ALI LAWSUIT
Law is the law and its written the way it is for a reason. Your attorney must follow the rules. We believe your attorney will be making the first offer…. Why, because you don’t want to be exposed. Stop threatening and bullying people! See you in court!