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APPENDIX re: MOTION to Dismiss; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerk's Notes]
MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint contained within PETITION FOR REMOVAL; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. Responses due by 6/20/2013. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerks's Notes]
Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC: Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration)
DISTRICT COURT CLARK COUNTY NEVADA
Case No. A-13-679951-C
Dept No.: XV I
Filed April 11, 2013
S!GAL CHATTAH, ESQ.
Nevada Bar No.: 8264
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