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Judge Tierra Jones Dismisses Most Of Jason Hanson’s Guardianship Fraud Lawsuit

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LAS VEGAS – On Thursday, December 21, Clark County District Court Judge Tierra Jones dismissed without prejudice the majority of 28 year old cerebral palsy victim Jason Hanson’s complaint against his Clark County Family Court appointed guardians, trustees, and attorneys.

Attorneys for Defendants private guardian Jared E. Shafer, attorneys Francis Fine, Elyse Tyrell, and Dara Goldsmith, and Clark County Public Administrator John Cahill, had argued at an earlier hearing that Hanson’s case was time barred because he should have filed it when he turned 18 in 2007, not ten years later in 2017 when he first became aware his inheritance was missing.

Judge Jones agreed with the Defendants, then approved their motion to give them Judicial Immunity because they were all court appointed to care for Hanson by Hearing Master Jon Norheim, an unelected jurist appointed by Family Court Judge Charles Hoskin to help him with his case load. Prior to taking the bench, Norheim was the criminal defense attorney for known mob associate Rick Rizzolo.
Judicial Immunity is a form of legal immunity which protects judges and others employed by the judiciary from liability resulting from their judicial actions.
Because the case was dismissed without prejudice, it can be reopened in the event new information becomes available. Attorneys for Hanson are considering appealing Judge Jones’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court.
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JASON HANSON v. JARED E. SHAFER, et. al. Current Hearing Schedule:

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JASON HANSON v. JARED E. SHAFER, et. al.
Current Hearing Schedule:
Case No. A-17-758506-C
Location: Department 10, Clark Co. Regional Justice Center
12/21/2017 Status Check (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Jones, Tierra) IN-CAMERA REVIEW
12/21/2017 Motion for Judgment (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Jones, Tierra)
LAS VEGAS: Guardianship exploitation victim Jason Hanson will appear on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 9:30 AM in Dept 10 of Clark County District Court to hear Judge Tierra Jones’ ruling as to whether his case should be dismissed based on the statute of limitations, or continue on to trial by jury.
Defendants argue that Hanson should have filed his lawsuit against his guardians and trustees/attorneys in 2007 upon his 18th birthday, but instead waited until 2016 to file suit following his testimony before the Nevada Supreme Court Guardianship Commission, at which time Hanson argues that he, for the first time, realized he had been severely taken advantage of and misrepresented by court appointed private guardians and trustees.

IN JASON’S OWN WORDS:

 At a previous hearing, Judge Jones ordered Family Court videos of Jason appearing in 2007 before Guardianship Hearing Master Jon Norheim when Hanson requested, and was refused, a court paid for attorney. Judge Jones reviewed the court videos to determine if Hanson was able at that time to understand the proceedings, and if so, realize he should file a lawsuit then, not years later.

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