Out of court settlement reached on March 26, 2014
Provided as a public service by Steve Miller

Michelle McKenna                                        Patrick Jones

              (Click on image for information on Pure Nightclub)

This is about a lawsuit that two of Las Vegas' most powerful players never wanted publicized. It involves sacred cows CaesarsPalace and the Fletcher Jones auto dealerships where Patrick Jones occasionally is called a "sales consultant," and his assault on a local Pure Nightclub cocktail waitress who had the misfortune of crossing paths with him during a night in 2009 when he was at the club binge drinking.

Latest lawsuit filed on October 24, 2014 in U.S. Federal Court against Michelle McKenna's initial attorneys who purposefully stalled the case until the Statute of Limitations expired:  http://www.stevemiller4lasvegas.com/MichelleMcKennaFedLawsuit.pdf

Patrick's main defense of his actions that night was that the following Incident Report is "here say," and that he was so intoxicated that he has no recollection of the assault. Note that the Report was generated on 1-08-09, five days following the assault, and that there was no video of the event even though Pure and CaesarsPalace have dozens of video cameras installed throughout the club and hotel. These two important ommissions may indicate that Pure and CaesarsPalace need to improve their security measures.


"...escorted him out of the club by way of the main floor restroom exit." "...once there MR. JONES was released to leave the property..."

Excerpt from Patrick Jones' deposition:

This is a chronology of the final days of this five year long case:

04/01/2014     Order
Order Granting Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint and AMG Management, LLC, Touch, LLC, Touch Management, LLC and FDR Management, LLC's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint
04/01/2014     Order Granting Motion
Order Granting Motion to Stay Delcaratory Relief Action
04/02/2014     Notice of Entry of Order
Notice of Entry of Order
04/02/2014     Stipulation and Order for Dismissal With Prejudice
Stipulation and Order for Dismissal of Defendant Jan Jones Blackhurst with Prejudice
04/02/2014     Notice
Notice of Entry of Order Granting Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint and AMG Management, LLC, Touch, LLC, Touch Management, LLC and FDR Management, LLC's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint
04/02/2014     Notice
Notice of Entry of Stipulation andOrder for Dismissal of Defendant Jan Jones Blackhurst with Prejudice
04/09/2014     CANCELED   Calendar Call  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Villani, Michael)
04/21/2014 CANCELED   Jury Trial  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Villani, Michael)
05/14/2014     Status Check  (3:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Villani, Michael)
Status Check: Settlement Documents

This is the only media coverage this case received:

Ex-Vegas Mayor Jan Jones' Son Sued For Strangling
Cocktail Waitress InCaesarsPalace PURE Nightclub


Copyright © Steve Miller
December 30, 2013

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