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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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Steve Miller writes internationally syndicated columns on organized crime and political corruption for AmericanMafia.com, The Vegas Voice, and the the Canada Free Press.
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“Its Mr. Hanson’s Fault.” – Attorney for Jared Shafer

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  Plaintiff Jason Hanson and attorney Jacob Hafter in court, Oct. 31, 2017 (Photo by Steve Miller)
LAS VEGAS – For the second time in two weeks, attorneys for ddefendants in a Breach of Fiduciary Duty lawsuit brought by 28 year old cerebral palsy victim Jason Hanson, tried to convince the court that Hanson was in full control of guardianship hearings in 2007, therefore he is time barred from suing their clients.
Steven J. Parsons, attorney for embattled private guardian Jared Shafer, tried to convince Clark County District Judge Tierra Jones that Hanson, in 2007, upon reaching his 18th birthday, took charge of Guardianship Commissioner Jon Norheim’s court, and from that point forward controlled his own destiny, a destiny that allegedly cost Hanson his entire inheritance at the hands of court appointed guardians, trustees, and attorneys that Hanson believes bled over a quarter of a million dollars of his inheritance in unnecessary fees and costs.
Based on today’s testimony, it appears that the defendant’s main defense is that the statute of limitations ran out in 2009, and Hanson himself shirked his responsibility to personally file lawsuits against his court appointed caretakers in a timely manner.
However, had Hanson been aware of the draining of his estate, and was able to afford to hire an attorney after reaching the age of maturity in 2007, he would have had to sue his court appointed guardians, trustees, and attorneys whom he relied upon for his well being under an unneeded guardianship that lasted until 2015.

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