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Case Information: 45106
Short Caption:IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN O. MELOT, DECEASEDCourt:Supreme Court
Lower Court Case(s):Clark Co. - Eighth Judicial District - P47033
Clark Co. - Eighth Judicial District - P47271
Classification:Civil Appeal - Family Law - Proper Person
Disqualifications:GibbonsCase Status:Remittitur Issued/Case Closed
Replacement:Panel Assigned: Panel
To SP/Judge:04/27/2005 / Roitman, HowardSP Status:Completed
Oral Argument:Oral Argument Location:
Submission Date:09/27/2006How Submitted:On Record

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Docket Entries
04/21/2005Filing Fee Filing Fee due.
04/21/2005Notice of Appeal DocumentsFiled Certified Copy of Notice of Appeal/Settlement. Notice re: settlement conference program/suspension of rules mailed to all counsel. (Docketing statement mailed to counsel for appellant.) 05-07729
04/25/2005OtherDisqualification of Justice Gibbons. Sat in district court proceedings.
04/25/2005Notice of Appeal DocumentsFiled Certified Copy of Notice of Appeal/Amended/Supplemental. 05-08117
04/25/2005Notice/OutgoingIssued Notice to Pay Supreme Court Filing Fee. Due Date: 10 days
04/27/2005Filing FeeReceived Filing Fee Paid on Filing. $250.00 from Peter A. Cohen - check no. 587.
04/27/2005Settlement NoticeIssued Notice: Assignment to Settlement Program. Settlement Judge: Howard Roitman. (Briefing and preparation of transcripts suspended pending further order of this court.)
05/16/2005Notice/OutgoingIssued Notice to Transmit Required Document. Due Date: 10 days (Docketing Statement).
06/06/2005Other Returned Mail. Receipt for documents dated 05/23/05 addressed to Troy Melot remailed to same address.
06/17/2005Other Returned Mail. Receipt for documents dated 05/23/05 addresed to Troy Melot returned. No forwarding address.
06/20/2005Notice/IncomingFiled Substitution of Attorneys. William B. Palmer of Palmer & Associates in place and stead of Michael K. Wall of Hutchinson & Steffen as counsel for respondent William S. Melot. 05-12100
06/20/2005Notice/OutgoingIssued Notice to Provide Proof of Service. (Substitution of 6/20 was served by fax). Due date: 10 days.
07/07/2005Notice/Outgoing Letter. Howard Roitman. (Substitution of Attorneys)
07/15/2005Order/ProceduralFiled Order. On May 16, 2005, this court issued a notice directing appellant to file the docketing statement by May 26, 2005. On May 23, 2005, we received a proper person letter from appellant. fn1[The clerk of this court shall file the letter received on May 23, 2005. We decline to grant appellant leave to file any additional documents in proper person.] In the letter, appellant requests a 30-day extension of time to file the docketing statement and explains that he is in the process of retaining a law firm to represent him. When this appeal was docketed in this court, attorney Elliot S. Blut of the law firm Blut & Campain was identified as appellant's Nevada counsel. fn2[We note that Florida attorney Peter A. Cohen was identified as appellant's associated counsel. As Nevada counsel, Mr. Blut is responsible for compliance with this court's rules.] Mr. Blut has not filed a motion to withdraw as appellant's attorney, nor has he been granted leave to withdraw by this court. Therefore, Mr. Blut remains appellant's Nevada counsel of record in this appeal. Mr. Blut shall have 30 days from the date of this order to file and serve the docketing statement or to file and serve a motion to withdraw as counsel of record or a substitution of attorneys substituting another Nevada attorney in his place as counsel of record for appellant. Failure to comply timely may result in the imposition of sanctions against counsel. 05-14149
07/15/2005Other Incoming DocumentFiled Proper Person Document. Letter dated May 18, 2005 requesting a 30-day extension from receipt of this letter to file the Docketing Statement. 05-10149
08/10/2005MotionFiled Motion. Motion to Withdraw as Counsel. 05-15830
08/11/2005Letter/IncomingFiled Letter. in response to Notice of Deficient Proof of Service issued on June 20, 2005. 05-15888
10/06/2005Settlement Program ReportFiled Interim Settlement Program Report. The settlement conference is continued to the following date: October 17, 2005. 05-19858
10/13/2005Settlement Program ReportFiled Interim Settlement Program Report. The parties were unable to agree to a settlement of this matter. 05-20276
02/08/2006Settlement Order/ProceduralFiled Order: No Settlement/Briefing Stayed. The parties were unable to agree to a settlement of this appeal. The settlement proceedings are concluded and this appeal may proceed. Attorneys Peter A. Cohen and Elliot S. Blut have filed a motion to withdraw as attorneys of record for appellant. We grant the motion. The clerk shall remove Mr. Cohen and Mr. Blut from the docket. Appellant shall have 30 days to retain new counsel and cause new counsel to file a notice of appearance with this court, or inform this court that he will not be retaining counsel. The timelines for filing the docketing statement, requesting transcripts and filing briefs shall remain stayed pending further order of this court. 06-02862
03/31/2006Order/ProceduralFiled Order/Civil Proper Person Appeal Statement. To date, no notice of appearance has been filed on behalf of appellant. We have decided to include this appeal in the pilot program. Appellant must complete, file and serve the Civil Proper Person Appeal Statement in compliance with the Instructions for Civil Litigants Without Attorneys. fn1[The clerk shall mail to appellant, with this order, copies of the statement and instructions.] The statement must be filed within 40 days from the date of this order. No response required unless ordered by this court. (Pilot program civil appeal statement mailed to proper person appellant.) 06-06861
05/08/2006BriefFiled Civil Proper Person Appeal Statement. 06-09621
05/15/2006Notice/IncomingFiled Notice. Withdrawal of William B. Palmer, counsel for respondent William Melot 06-10183
06/07/2006Order/ProceduralFiled Order/Transmit Record and Directing Response. Record due in District Court Case Nos. P47033 and P47271: 120 days. 06-11940
09/01/2006Order/ProceduralFiled Order. Counsel for respondent William Melot, attorney William B. Palmer, has filed a "Notice of Withdrawal as Counsel." The notice fails to demonstrate any cause for this court to allow Mr. Palmer to withdraw as William Melot's counsel. We will take no action with respect to the notice filed by Mr. Palmer. This order is without prejudice to Mr. Palmer's right to file an appropriate motion to withdraw as counsel. 06-18209
09/27/2006Record on Appeal DocumentsFiled Record on Appeal Copy. Vols. 1 through 6. 06-19807
09/27/2006Case Status Update Submitted for Decision.
10/31/2006MotionFiled Motion. Counsel for respondent, William B. Palmer. 06-22185
11/29/2006Order/ProceduralFiled Order Granting Motion. to withdraw as counsel of record. The clerk shall remove Mr. Palmer as counsel of record for respondent Mr. Melot in this appeal. Further, as Mr. Melot informs this court in his motion that 'I will not hire another lawyer . . .', the clerk shall modify the docket in this appeal to reflect that Mr. Melot is proceeding in proper person. Fn4 [This court has not granted Mr. Melot leave to file papers in proper person. Nevertheless, the clerk shall file Mr. Melot's motion as we have considered its content.] 06-24371
11/29/2006Other Incoming DocumentFiled Proper Person Document. Motion to Request Action. 06-22675
12/07/2006MotionFiled Proper Person Motion. Motion to request further Investigation on trust as presented by Dorothy Kyle. 06-25078
12/19/2006Order/ProceduralFiled Order. Directing Response. Respondents shall have 30 days from the date of this order to file and serve a response, addressing the issues raised in this appeal and the arguments made in appellant's civil proper person appeal statement. No extensions of time will be granted absent extreme and unforeseeable circumstances. 06-25877
12/29/2006Order/ProceduralFiled Order Denying Motion. On December 1, 2006, appellant submitted a motion "to request further investigation on trust," and in addition to an investigation, appellant ostensibly requests a stay of the December 1, 2006 district court hearing. Appellant's motion is denied and to the extent appellant requests a stay, that request is denied. 06-26699
01/02/2007Other Incoming DocumentFiled Proper Person Document. Letter from William Melot requesting an extension of time to respond. 07-00052
01/05/2007Order/ProceduralFiled Order Granting Motion. filed 1/2/07. Respondent William Melot shall have twenty days from the date of this order in which to file and serve his response. Fn2 [As William Melot is proceeding in proper person, we direct the clerk of this court to mail to him the Civil Response Statement form, which he may complete in lieu of a response. If Melot chooses to file a Civil Response Statement instead of a response, the completed form shall be filed and served within twenty days from the date of this order.] 07-00406
01/08/2007Other Incoming DocumentFiled Proper Person Document. Letter dated January 4, 2007 re: rebuttal of issues of case #45106 filed by Troy Melot on April 15, 2005. 07-00469
01/18/2007MotionFiled Response to Order to Show Cause. Respondent Kelly Meister's Response to the Civil Proper Person Appeal Statement. 07-01348
07/18/2007Order/DispositionalFiled Order of Affirmance. "We affirm the order of the district court." fn11[The Honorable Deborah A. Agosti, Senior Justice, participated in the decision of this matter under a general order of assignment entered on July 6, 2007. SNP07-MD/MC/DA 07-15609
08/14/2007RemittiturIssued Remittitur. 07-16258
08/14/2007Case Status Update Remittitur Issued/Case Closed.
08/22/2007RemittiturFiled Remittitur. Received by County Clerk on August 17, 2007. 07-16258