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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 […]

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY ! ! !

The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Labor Day Holiday! In 1894 Labor Day was designated a federal holiday to be celebrated on the first Monday in September. The force of American labor […]

Bobtail Insurer Did Not Wait Too Long To Disclaim Coverage

In a POST earlier this year, we recited the general rule that when a truck is pulling a load for a motor carrier, the motor carrier’s policy is responsible to provide insurance.  The inverse of that general rule is that when the truck is not in the business of a motor carrier, normally the non-trucking […]

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY ! ! !

The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Independence Day Holiday! As we celebrate the July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, let’s reflect on a few important words from that life […]

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. Marine 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 […]

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 […]