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In re Frei Irrevocable Trust  
Date: March 2, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 8
Docket Number: 68029

Justia Opinion Summary: Emil Frei and Adoria Frei, husband and wife, created an irrevocable trust (Trust) that was a spendthrift trust. The couple’s ten children were named equal beneficiaries under the Trust. After Adoria died, her son, Stephe...

Simmons v. Briones  
Date: March 2, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 9
Docket Number: 69060

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent sued Appellant for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident. An arbitrator found in favor of Appellant and awarded him damages. After a trial de novo, a jury found in favor of Respondent and awarded him...

Righetti v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 7
Docket Number: 70591

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was charged with murder under three theories. Petitioner pleaded guilty to murder but only to two of the three theories alleged. After the district court accepted the plea, problems arose because the State was...

Shapiro v. Welt  
Date: February 2, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 6
Docket Number: 67363

Justia Opinion Summary: Howard Shapiro petitioned a New Jersey court to appoint him as conservator for his father. Respondents - Glen, Rhoda, Lynn, and Michelle Welt - opposed the petition. Howard and Jenna Shapiro (together, Appellants) filed...

Village League To Save Incline Assets, Inc. v. State, Board of Equalization  
Date: January 26, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 1
Docket Number: 63581

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal concerned a dispute between taxpayers from the Incline Village and Crystal Bay areas of Washoe County and Nevada State Board of Equalization concerning the State Board’s failure to equalize property values as...

Poremba v. Southern Nevada Paving  
Date: January 26, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2
Docket Number: 66888

Justia Opinion Summary: William Poremba (Appellant) was injured in an accident during the course of his employment with Southern Nevada Paving. Southern Nevada Paving, through S&C Claims (collectively, Respondents), accepted Appellant’s workers...

Saticoy Bay LLC Series 2021 Gray Eagle Way v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.  
Date: January 26, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 3
Docket Number: 68431

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal concerned the contested ownership of real property consisting of three lots. In 2012, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. was assigned the beneficial interest of a deed of trust recorded against the property. In 2007,...

In re Beatrice B. Davis Family Heritage Trust  
Date: January 26, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 4
Docket Numbers: 68542, 68948

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was a district court order accepting jurisdiction over a trust with a situs in Nevada and finding personal jurisdiction over the investment trust advisor. The Supreme Court was asked to interpret...

Saticoy Bay LLC Series 350 Durango 104 v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage  
Date: January 26, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 5
Docket Number: 68630

Justia Opinion Summary: Roy and Shirley Senholtz took out a loan from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Walls Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells Fargo). The loan was secured by a deed of trust on property governed by an a homeowners’ associations’...

Estate of Adams v. Fallini  
Date: December 29, 2016
Citation: 132 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 81
Docket Number: 68033

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Adams died after striking Susan Fallini’s cow while driving on a portion of highway designated as open range. Adams’ estate sued Fallini for negligence. The district court entered a final judgment against Fallini...

Leavitt v. State  
Date: December 29, 2016
Citation: 132 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 83
Docket Number: 69218

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, more than twenty-five years after remittitur issued from Appellant’s direct appeal in 1989, Appellant filed a petition for postconviction relief. The petition was both successive and untimely filed. The district...

Dykema v. Del Webb Communities, Inc.  
Date: December 29, 2016
Citation: 132 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 82
Docket Number: 69335

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case is when a notice of completion has been “issued” for purposes of determining the commencement date under Nev. Rev. Stat. 11.2055(1)(b) for Chapter 11’s construction defect statutes of repose. Appell...

Kaplan v. Dutra  
Date: December 1, 2016
Citation: 132 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 80
Docket Number: 69065

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which was later converted to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Prior to filing, Appellant was involved in two personal injury cases. As part of his bankruptcy proceedings, Appellant claim...

Mayo v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: November 23, 2016
Citation: 132 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 79
Docket Number: 69566

Justia Opinion Summary: The Clark County grand jury indicted Defendant for the murder of his wife. Prior to trial, Defendant sought to dismiss the indictment, arguing that the district attorney violated Nev. Rev. Stat. 172.145(2) by failing to...

Pacific Western Bank v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: November 3, 2016
Citation: 132 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 78
Docket Number: 69048

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner loaned Debtors, including Darren Badger, approximately $10,000,000. Debtors defaulted on the loan. A California court issued a judgment against Debtors in the amount of $2,497,568. Pacific Western later domest...

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