Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

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 […]

Two Important Trucking Law Lessons From One Old Supreme Court Opinion

One of our goals at Nevada Trucking Law is to write a blog post regarding every reported Nevada appellate case, past and present, that involves a commercial truck or heavy equipment. The case considered in this post is Arrowhead Freight Lines, Ltd. v. White, 71 Nev. 257, 287 P.2d 718 (1955). So you might be asking, what can we learn from a legal opinion that is over 50 years old? There are several good lessons….

An Exception To The Rule Of Several Liability So Big You Can Drive A Bus Through It

Buck v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. Common law has always recognized that when the negligence of multiple tortfeasors combines to injure the Plaintiff, all of the tortfeasors are jointly and severally liable for the damage done.  In other words, the Plaintiff can sue one or all of the tortfeasors and if a judgment is entered, can […]

A Cause Of Action For Negligent Repair May Be Available, But You’ve Got To Keep The Vehicle

A number of states have formally recognized a cause of action for negligent repair of a vehicle.  Francher v. Southwest Mo. Truck Ctr., Inc., 618 S.W.2d 271 (Mo. App. 1981).  Olchovy v. L.M.V. Leasing, 182 A.D.2d 745, 582 N.Y.S.2d 764 (2d Dep’t 1992).  Others allow a cause of action for breach of the implied warranty […]

I’d Like A New Judge, Please – Peremptory Challenges

Every party to a law suit wonders if the assigned judge is going to be fair.  Every lawyer asks the very same question.  The next question often follows: “This Judge is not a good fit for my case.  Can I get a different judge?” The most common way to request a different Nevada District Court […]