But if I'm not mistaken, Nevada law prohibits them from simply tearing up the markers.
It may be a matter of taking the loss as a deduction on net income. You can't simply call something a bad debt and write it off without proof you attempted to collect it. After all, the win shows as income/revenue. Casino's may operate differently but they are in fact audited, especially machines. So they claim anyhow.
It's disgusting. Any lawyer that touches such a tragedy in any way should be working pro bono, unless they're defending AGAINST a civil suit, of course.
Why should a lawyer work pro bono on this case? Just because it is a mass killing that is highly publicized and scrutinized? If it was a single victim shooting that only made the back pages of newspapers (do they still print these things anymore?), is it any less tragic to the victim and their family? For a lawyer who represents the victims, this can be a time consuming and difficult case to take on, I don't understand why they should take it on without expectation of compensation.
I agree. Plus these victims already have a massive relief fund. There are better spots to go pro bono.
I'd like to see some sort of law limiting these ambulance chasing lawers from spamming my tv!