State of Nevada responds to Diaz lawsuit

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Last Tuesday, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz filed a lawsuit against the Nevada state athletic commission, claiming that the agency violated his right to due process by declining to grant him a hearing on the status of his fighter's license within 45 days of his suspension.

According to Nevada's office of the attorney general, the legal move is misguided. That is because Diaz's legal team, headed by Ross C. Goodman, cited a "summary suspension" of Diaz's license in his court filing. According to Nevada's state codes, a summary suspension can be ordered if an agency finds that "public health, safety or welfare imperatively require emergency action."

In a written response from Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto, the state of Nevada asserts that Diaz's legal team misunderstood the suspension.

"No Notice of Summary Suspension was ever served on your client," Masto wrote. "In this matter, Mr. Diaz was properly served with a 'Notice of Hearing on Temporary Suspension' and he failed to appear at the hearing. The Commission temporarily suspended Mr. Diaz’s license at the hearing. Neither Mr. Diaz nor you objected in any manner to the temporary suspension."

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billyball2 site profile image  

5/2/12 12:39 PM by billyball2

/thread and career

unclehulka13 site profile image  

5/2/12 11:55 AM by unclehulka13

Werent Carlos and nick both champions in "b" leagues? Strikeforce/wec?

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5/2/12 11:30 AM by The Popeye

I was gonna fight for the UFC but then I got HighCould have been a title shot wait'n for me but then I got highNow my license has been suspended and I know whyyyyyBecause I got High because I got high because I got high.

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5/2/12 10:16 AM by BrCutter

 You got a joint man?

Focker101 site profile image  

5/2/12 10:15 AM by Focker101

I agree with all except Carlos has a better chance against GSP. Gsp will put Carlos on his back, were he will offer little threat to GSP, Diaz has a respectable chance even off his back.

Tad Ghostal site profile image  

5/2/12 9:53 AM by Tad Ghostal

Not looking good for Nick but I don't see why they need his MM card before a hearing can take place, just bring it to the hearing?

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5/2/12 9:45 AM by Mix6APlix


epwar site profile image  

5/2/12 9:23 AM by epwar

But he is surrounded by people who are.  And I'd be willing to be Zuffa had a look at this before it was filed too.  

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5/2/12 8:20 AM by VinnyTheChin

Ah Nick, I think it's time you re-evaluate your legal team.