Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

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 business model involves a person who owns and operates his or her own truck (known as an owner-operator).  These owner-operators […]

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

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 limit of $100,000 per person.  His commercial auto policy with Century Surety Company had a […]

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

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 of his/her employment.  The rule stated in McHaffie v. Bunch, 891 S.W.2d 822, 826 […]

TIDA 25th Annual Seminar

Las Vegas based BLWM Partner and publisher of The Nevada Law Blogs Michael Mills will be attending the TIDA Annual Seminar next month. Mike would welcome the opportunity to connect/reconnect with Nevada Trucking Blog readers, clients and friends  who will be attending. Feel free to email Mike @ MMills@BLWMLawFirm.com to let him know you will […]

First Things First

Diane Engle got hurt at work. She applied for and received worker’s comp benefits. She also claimed that a third party had contributed to her injuries. After closing her worker’s comp claim, Ms. Engle negotiated a settlement with the third party as well. Years later, Ms. Engle wanted to reopen her worker’s comp claim. Her […]