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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 […]

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!

Seasons 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 a little too much and staying safe […]

Substitute Service Of Process Through The DMV

Every year, U.S. Department of Transportation estimates the number of registered vehicles on the road HERE.  In 2017, the number was 272,480,899.   It is no wonder that Plaintiffs sometimes struggle to locate and serve a driver that has been involved in automobile accident.  When face to face service is not possible, the State of Nevada provides Plaintiffs […]

Leaving The Scene Of The Accident Is Not By Itself A Basis For Punitive Damages

As Defendant Driver VanVeen was exiting the I-15 at Charleston, he failed to slow his tractor trailer sufficiently.  His truck hit the back of the Plaintiffs’ car.  The truck scraped the side of the car and kept ongoing.   The car followed the truck.  As the truck tried to merge to the left lane it hit the car […]

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 […]