Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

The Immense Sacrifice Of Our Fallen Heroes Must Always Be Remembered . . .

“Was it worth it?”

This is a question, sometimes politically-loaded, that is often asked of family members and war buddies of our Fallen Heroes.

Arlington National Cemetery in Memorial dayMarine Corps General John Kelly recently offered a unique perspective. A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan himself, General Kelly lost his youngest son, First Lieutenant Robert Kelly, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province in 2010.

General Kelly was asked if the loss was worth it by a reporter with National Public Radio. He said, quote:

“I think what I tell families now is the only person really that has a right to answer that question – was it worth it? – is the young man or woman that lost their life. And I believe what they would say is that they were doing what they wanted to do. They were where they wanted to be. So that’s the answer, I think, to that question. It’s not for us that survived to answer it. I think it’s for those young people to answer. And I think they do answer it with their actions and obviously their lives.” – Unquote. [Continue reading]

Bobtail Insurance Provides Limited Coverage

Truckers and trucking companies do business under many different contractual arrangements.  Some truckers drive as employees of a single trucking company.  Those drivers operate the company’s truck and pull the company’s trailers.  However, a common … [Continue reading]

Where An Insurance Company Breaches Its Duty To Defend, It Can Be Liable For An Excess Verdict Even If The Company Did Not Act In Bad Faith

Century Surety Co. v. Andrew

Ryan Pretner suffered critical injuries when he was hit by a truck driven by Michael Vasquez.  Mr. Vasquez’s truck was covered by two auto policies, his personal policy, and his business auto policy.  His personal insurance with Progressive had a … [Continue reading]

Motor Carrier Beats Driver’s Claim For Overtime Pay, AGAIN

Featherston case

They may not know the name of the law or the details, but employees that qualify are almost universally aware of their right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  29 USCS §206, 207.  The incentive of earning one-and-one-half hour’s pay … [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]