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Nevada’s Auto Liability Compulsory Insurance Minimums Have Risen

Increase in Minimum LimitsI have been practicing law in Nevada for nearly 30 years. For as long as I can remember, Nevada has required autos registered in this state to have bodily injury automobile liability insurance of at least $15,000 per person / $30,000 per occurrence.  The minimum automobile liability limit for property damages has been set at $10,000 per occurrence.  NRS 485.185 and NRS 485.3091.

That changed on July 1, 2018. An increase in the minimum limits took effect.  On that date, the required bodily injury liability limits increased to $25,000 per person / $50,000 per occurrence and the property damage liability limit increased to $20,000 per occurrence. [Continue reading]

Negligent Entrustment Of Motorcycle Not Covered By Homeowner’s Policy

Negligent Entrustment Of Motorcycle

Mr. Gregory had a motorcycle.  It was a piece of work.  The tires were bald.  The front tire was underinflated.  The rear tire was overinflated.  Mr. Gregory loaned the motorcycle to his son Jimmey. But to be safe, Mr. Gregory gave his son a couple … [Continue reading]

Medical Liens Are Not A Collateral Source And Are Admissible To Prove Bias

Previously, the Nevada Law Blogs wondered why a Plaintiff had been allowed to have his cake and eat it too.  That Earlier Post told the story of a Plaintiff whose medical providers treated him on liens.  However, before the trial, those same medical … [Continue reading]

How To Challenge An FMCSA Notice of Claim.

CHALLENGING CIVIL PENALTIES IMPOSED BY THE FMCSA

When a Motor Carrier faces an FMCSA Notice of Claim for violations of the regulations, what are the Motor Carrier's options?  An explanation of its choices is found at 49 CFR 386.14.  Those choices are three:1.  Accept that all of the charges are … [Continue reading]

Not Everyone Agrees That Nevada Will Follow Majority Rule Dismissing Negligent Entrustment / Supervision / Training Where Motor Carrier Admits Course And Scope

Negligent Entrustment

Readers of the Nevada Trucking Law Blog know that Nevada Supreme Court has yet to decide whether claims of negligent hiring, training, supervision or retention can survive once an employer has admitted its employee driver was in the course and scope … [Continue reading]