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The Nevada Supreme Court Sees Its 80,000th Case!

The Nevada Supreme Court has announced that it has accepted its 80,000th case.  The case is Patel v. Patel, a civil appeal from the Eighth Judicial District Family Court. Nevada was granted statehood on October 31, 1864.  The Civil War was underway and would not end until April 9, 1865.  Thus the Nevada flag bears the motto “Battle Born”. The earliest reported opinion from the Nevada […]

Nevada Hospital Liens Do Not Apply To UM Recoveries

Kathryn Boyer was hurt in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured driver.  Following the accident, she received treatment at Washoe Medical Center. Kathryn had planned ahead and purchased uninsured motorist coverage with Reliance Insurance Company.  Reliance paid Kathryn UM benefits in spite of a Hospital Lien that had been served by Washoe Medical Center. […]

What Is A Commercial Motor Vehicle Anyway?

In order to understand many of the laws surrounding commercial driving, you have to know the definition of a commercial motor vehicle.  Let’s use my pickup truck to discuss what is a commercial motor vehicle. Nevada law adopts the federal definition of a “commercial motor vehicle” as its own.  See NRS 706.675   Federal regulations […]

Nevada Supreme Court Enforces Employee Exclusion

Pacific Clay Products makes concrete pipes.  Pacific Clay Products tells its driver, Mr. Wambolt, to deliver a load of concrete pipes to Ace Plumbing & Heating in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Mr. Wambolt arrives in Las Vegas, he needs a forklift to unload the pipes.  Lucky for Wambolt, Ace Plumbing & Heating has a forklift […]

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 providers sold their liens to litigation lenders at a discount. When the […]