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Marquis Who’s Who recognizes Dean Patti as Top Lawyer

Marquis Who’s Who Recognizes Dean Patti as a Top Lawyer


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Marquis Who’s Who Recognizes Dean Patti as a Top Lawyer

Marquis Who’s Who has included Dean Patti in its eponymous directory of prominent individuals, as well as its Top Lawyers book. The publication “endeavors to profile the leaders of American society; those men and women who are influencing their nation’s development.” As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Patti is a Las Vegas-based attorney with nearly 3 decades of experience in personal injury and medical malpractice. After beginning his legal career by clerking for two prominent Nevada Supreme Court justices, he went on to establish a highly successful boutique law firm in Las Vegas. With that firm, Mr. Patti represented some of Nevada’s prominent individuals, including politicians and leading businesses. However, helping individuals injured in accidents has been his passion. He has represented thousands of injured victims from car accidents to the most complex commercial trucking accidents, product liability, and medical malpractice cases, and has successfully obtained over $250 million in his career. Most prominently, as co-counsel, he was instrumental in obtaining the then-largest settlement in Nevada history, $28 million.

Several years ago, Mr. Patti established a new law firm, D.R. Patti & Associates, whose prime goal is to help personal injury victims. In addition to obtaining maximum compensation for his clients, he wants to provide more personalized treatment. His policy is to treat his clients as he would like to be treated. Noteworthy, Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Mr. Patti for his legal ability and ethical standards for the last two years.  The company’s Peer Review Ratings are considered the “gold standard in attorney ratings.” Being bestowed the rating of “Notable” means that a large number of attorneys has recognized Mr. Patti for his strong ethical standards.

Mr. Patti, however, believes the strongest recommendation of his skills are those that come from former clients. Doing very little advertising, Mr. Patti built his legal practice through word of mouth from very satisfied clients. Readers of My Vegas magazine has also recognized Mr. Patti as one of its top 100 lawyers in 2018.

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Rolling Stone On D.R. Patti & Associates Lawsuit Against Wayne Newton For Monkey Bite

In 2019, Marc C. Naron, Esq., of D.R. Patti & Associates filed suit on behalf of 15-year old Genevieve Urena for personal injuries she sustained when she was bitten by Wayne Newton’s pet monkey named Boo. Rolling Stone, amongst others, wrote an article about the case. The text of the article is re-printed below.

Wayne Newton Sued After Pet Monkey Bites Visitor at Famed Mansion

An unleashed capuchin named Boo allegedly bit a 15-year-old girl during a tour of the singer’s former mansion-turned-tourist attraction Casa de Shenandoah

By Jon Blistein

Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton is being sued by a woman who claims his pet monkey bit and injured her daughter during a visit to the singer’s former mansion-turned-tourist attraction two years ago, The Associated Press reports.

Jocelyne Urena, a Vegas resident, filed a civil negligence complaint on behalf of her daughter, Genevieve, on Wednesday. She’s seeking at least $15,000 in damages.

Genevieve was 15-years-old when, during a tour of Newton’s former home, Casa de Shenandoah, a capuchin monkey named Boo allegedly bit her right wrist. The lawsuit alleges the monkey – who was not caged or on a leash at the time – attacked Genevieve without provocation. Urena’s lawyer said Genevieve required hospital treatment, follow-up medical treatment and counseling, while the bite also left her with a scar.

In response to the lawsuit, Newton’s wife, Kathleen McCrone Newton, shared a statement with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, noting that Newton’s company severed ties with the company running Casa de Shenandoah in July 2017, three months prior to the alleged monkey attack. Ironically, McCrone Newton said the family pulled out of the business venture “due to Wayne’s almost dying from a spider bite” and being hospitalized.

McCone Newton added, “[W]e are not party and have no idea what happened in Oct. 2017… John Munson and his company took over July 1, 2017.”

Newton and his family lived at Casa de Shenandoah for over 40 years, but sold it in 2010 to investors, who converted it into a tourist spot and museum (the company, CSD LLC, is also named in Urena’s lawsuit). Newton and his family moved to a different home in 2013.

Pet and other animals can be so cute; but they can also be dangerous, if not outright deadly. If you or a loved one have been injured by a pet or other animal, you may have a personal injury claim. Call and speak to a Las Vegas personal injury at D.R. Patti & Associates to find out what your rights are.

 

People Article On Second Lawsuit Against Wayne Newton For Monkey Bite

Recently, D.R. Patti & Associates filed a second lawsuit against Wayne Newton for another alleged attached by Newton’s pet monkey. The victim alleged that she was asked to pose for a photo with the monkey, whose name is Boo. She also alleged she was assured that doing so would be safe. But then, as her lawsuit claims, the monkey attacked and bit her.

In the first lawsuit filed last year, Marc C. Naron, Esq., of D.R. Patti & Associates represented a 15-year old teenager who alleged she was bitten by Newton’s monkey while touring his famed estate, Casa de Shanandoah. 

The Associated Press and People Magazine covered the first lawsuit. Below is the text of People Magazine’s article, which can also be found here.

Wayne Newton’s Pet Monkey Allegedly Attacked a 15-Year-Old Girl

The longtime entertainer is being sued by a Las Vegas woman for at least $15,000

By Joelle Goldstein August 09, 2019 10:47 PM

Wayne Newton‘s pet likely won’t be monkeying around any longer.

On Wednesday, the longtime entertainer, 77, was sued by a Las Vegas woman after she claimed that her daughter was attacked by his pet monkey, Boo, during a visit to Newton’s former estate, the Associated Press reports.

The civil negligence complaint, which was filed in Nevada state court and obtained by the outlet, states that Jocelyne Urena is seeking at least $15,000 in damages on behalf of her daughter, Genevieve, after the alleged incident at Casa de Shenandoah in October 2017.

Jocelyne’s attorney, Marc Naron, told the outlet that Genevieve, then 15, was bitten on her right wrist by the monkey “without any provocation” and sought out emergency hospital treatment after the encounter.

Naron also claimed that Boo, a capuchin monkey, was unleashed and uncaged during the attack at Newton’s former estate, which has since become a tourist attraction that features stables for Newton’s horses and several exotic animals.

In the time since the incident, Naron told the AP that Genevieve has undergone follow-up medical treatment, counseling and suffered a scar from the bite.

“Without any provocation, the monkey viciously attacked and bit Ms. Urena, causing injury to her body as well as emotional distress,” the lawsuit alleges, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Naron did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In a statement to PEOPLE, however, Wayne and Kathleen Newton denied any knowledge of the situation.

The couple also said that they had severed ties with the company running their former home three months before the alleged attack due to Newton’s health crisis from a spider bite.

“With regard to this lawsuit, we have not seen the complaint, but our company ceased running Casa de Shenandoah July 1, 2017, due to Wayne’s almost dying from a spider bite,” they said.

“So we are not a party and have no idea what happened in Oct 2017,” the couple added.

Newton and his family lived at Casa de Shenandoah in Paradise, Nevada for over 40 years, according to the AP. In 2010, the singer, known as “Mr. Las Vegas,” sold it to investors who later converted it into a tourist attraction and museum.

CSD LLC., the company who took over Newton’s estate, are also reportedly named in the lawsuit, according to the AP.

Since April 23, 2018, Casa de Shenandoah has been closed due to property “maintenance and upgrades.” No reopening date has been announced.

Newton and his family, meanwhile, have lived at another home since 2013, the AP reports.

Pets and other animals can be so cute; but they can also be dangerous, if not outright deadly. If you or a loved one have been injured by a pet or other animal, you may have a personal injury claim. Call and speak to a Las Vegas personal injury and accident attorney at D.R. Patti to find out what your rights are.

 

Article On Second Lawsuit Against Wayne Newton For Monkey Bite

White Throated Capuchin Monkey Isolated On White Background

Recently, D.R. Patti & Associates filed a second lawsuit against Wayne Newton for another alleged attached by Newton’s pet monkey. The victim alleged that she was asked to pose for a photo with the monkey, whose name is Boo. She also alleged she was assured that doing so would be safe. But then, as her lawsuit claims, the monkey attacked and bit her.

In the first lawsuit filed last year, Marc C. Naron, Esq., of D.R. Patti & Associates represented a 15-year old teenager who alleged she was bitten by Newton’s monkey while touring his famed estate, Casa de Shanandoah.

Below is the text of the article from Wonderwall.

MONKEY BUSINESS

WAYNE NEWTON SUED FOR SECOND TIME OVER ALLEGED PET MONKEY ATTACK

By Mark Gray Wonderwall 

Wayne Newton is being sued by a woman who claims his pet monkey attacked her while she toured his former home. It’s the second time in six months the singer has been sued because of his pet monkey.

In the lawsuit obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Krystal Warner says she visited the Casa de Shenandoah, where Wayne and his wife lived for decades, in April 2018. While touring the home, she was asked if she wanted to get a picture with Boo the monkey. During the picture taking process, she says she was bitten and “viciously attacked.”

In addition to Mr. Las Vegas, as Wayne is commonly known, a handler is also named in the lawsuit.

The court documents claim everyone “had a duty to exercise due care and keep the dangerous monkey restrained and confined. … Defendants knew, or should have known, that the monkey had a propensity for viciousness and/or a propensity to bite and/or attack.”

In August 2019, a different woman filed a lawsuit on behalf of her daughter, alleging she was also attacked by Boo.

Wayne denied those allegations in court. The “Danke Schoen” crooner’s lawyer was suspicious of the new lawsuit, saying, “The length of time that has passed between the alleged incident and the filing of the lawsuit cast doubt as to the merit of the claim.”

Wayne and his wife, Kathleen, lived at the Casa de Shenandoah for multiple decades but moved out following a bankruptcy sale in 2013. Two years later, it was reopened as a museum that featured Wayne’s car collection and an array of exotic animals, including Boo.

The estate, which has been featured in many movies and television shows such as “Vegas Vacation” and “The Bachelorette,” was shut down as a public attraction in 2018.

Earlier this year, Wayne fought with the owners of Casa de Shenandoah to remove items from the estate.

Pets and other animals can be so cute; but they can also be dangerous, if not outright deadly. If you or a loved one have been injured by a pet or other animal, you may have a personal injury claim. Call and speak to a Las Vegas personal injury and accident attorney at D.R. Patti to find out what your rights are.

 

SAFETY GROUP CALLS FOR RECALL OF HYUNDAI AND KIA CARS FOR FIRE HAZARDS

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Over 220 complaints of Kia and Hyundai cars spontaneously combusting has prompted the Center for Auto Safety, a non-profit consumer group, to call for the recall of about 3 million Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Previously, the Center had merely called for the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute (NHTSA) to conduct an investigation into an excessive number of Hyundai and Kia cars bursting into flames unrelated to any collision.

In a recent press release, the Center cites over 220 eerily similar incidents of Kia and Hyundai vehicles catching fire, without any collision involved, while someone was driving the car or even when the car is parked. The Center’s executive director, Jason Levine, said that the Center’s own investigation revealed “reports of almost one fire every single day” involving one of five models of Kia and Hyundai vehicles.
The Center is calling for recalls of all Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and Hyundai Santa Fe for model years 2011-2014, and Kia Sorenta model years 2010-2015. Such a recall would encompass about 2.9 million Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

Some of these models are already subject to recalls for engine-related defects. It is perhaps one of the most troubling aspects of these non-collision related fires, according to the Center. It has cited over a dozen instances where the non-collision fires occurred after repairs were performed under the engine-related recall.

Co-founded by Ralph Nader in 1970, the Center seeks to protect drivers by advocating for better automobile safety regulations and campaigning for the recall and/or investigation of unsafe vehicles. In its over 40-year history, the Center played a major role in numerous recalls, including the recall of millions of Firestone tires and of over 60 million defective airbags.

If you own any of the Kia and Hyundai models identified by the Center and have suffered injuries and or other damages as a result of a non-collision related fire, you may have a claim. Contact the experienced Las Vegas products liability attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates and see how we can assist you.

London Car Attack Raises Concern For Pedestrian Safety in Las Vegas Valley

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Two days ago, a man rammed his car into a crowd and injured three pedestrians in London. With this recent terror attack, Las Vegans have wondered whether the Las Vegas is safe for pedestrians. Action News 13 recently discussed the safety of Las Vegas pedestrians. In the recent article, Action News 13 reported that barriers have been erected on the Las Vegas Strip to protect pedestrians.[i]Those barriers, however, have been there for a while and did not prevent the pedestrian deaths at intersections. Terrorist attacks are not the main cause for concern for pedestrian deaths in the Las Vegas Valley. Pedestrian accidents are seen too many times in Las Vegas. Early this month, 54-year old Louis Gagliano was struck and killed by a driver who abruptly changed directions on Sahara Avenue, near Rainbow Boulevard.[ii]

Record-breaking Pedestrian Fatalities

The Review Journal reported early this year that a study by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety showed that Clark County had set a record-breaking number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017.[iii] Per the report, 78 people were killed by vehicles on public roads, breaking the previous unenviable record of 60 pedestrian deaths in 2015. One of the factors cited by this report is distracted pedestrians, specifically pedestrians who were looking at their cellphones while crossing an intersection. Mr. Gagliano, the man killed early this month, was the 80thtraffic-related death in Las Vegas this year, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

The other factors cited in the report are all too familiar in Las Vegas car accident injuries – drunk drivers or other impaired drivers, speeding, and failing to pay attention. Drivers, however, are not the only ones to blame. As mentioned above, cellphones have been cited as causing pedestrians to be distracted as they cross the street. Impaired pedestrians – or drunk walkers – were also mentioned in the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety study.

As a result of the increasing number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries, the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT) are slated to spend millions to provide better protections for pedestrians. One example is a $3 million project along Boulder Highway that involves installing flashing beacons, as well as wider medians and crosswalks. According to the study, there were about 10 pedestrian deaths involving motor vehicles on Boulder Highway last year. The Nevada DOT is also undertaking a $2.4 million study of additional safety improvements along a 16-mile highway between Las Vegas and Henderson.

Get Help Now If A Car Has Injured You

If a motor vehicle has injured you or a loved one, the experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates can help. Speak to an attorney now and call 702-331-3391. Our experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have obtained millions of dollars for victims, including injured pedestrians.