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Nevada Joins Club Cumis

Cumis AggregateIn State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, 131 Nev. 743, 357 P.3d 338 (2015) the Nevada Supreme Court adopted the independent counsel model outlined by the California Court of Appeals in San Diego Federal Credit Union v. Cumis Ins. Society, Inc., 208 Cal. Rptr. 494, 506 (Ct. App. 1984), superseded by statute as stated in United Enters., Inc. v. Superior Court, 108 Cal. Rptr. 3d 25 (App 2010). In its opinion issued on September 24, 2015, the Nevada Supreme Court said that an insurance company has a duty to pay for independent counsel for its insured when its interests and those of its insured are in actual conflict. The foundation for this obligation rests in the insurance policy’s duty to defend and the attorney’s professional duty to provide representation without conflict. Nev. R. Prof. Conduct 1.7(a). [Continue reading]

Happy New Year!

May 2020 bring new opportunities, success at every step and countless reasons to celebrate!We wish you health and prosperity in the coming year and beyond.Happy New Year! … [Continue reading]

Season’s Greetings

I really enjoy this time of year.  It means that I get to spend more time with my family and splurge eating some foods that I would otherwise shun.I hope that all of the readers of the Nevada Law Blogs will also be sipping something warm, eating … [Continue reading]

Happy Thanksgiving From Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell

Happy Thanksgiving

All of us at Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including all of our loyal blog readers), a very Joyous and Happy Thanksgiving.Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, … [Continue reading]

Let’s Appreciate and Remember Our Veterans; on Veterans Day and Everyday

Officially we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11. Americans honor the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom. They include past and present members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, … [Continue reading]