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In re Parental Rights as to M.M.L.  
Date: May 11, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 21
Docket Number: 69210

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court did not violate any rules and complied with due process requirements when it terminated Mother’s parental rights without her presence and ability to assist in her defense. Mother had been arrested befo...

In re Discipline of Treffinger
Date: May 11, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 22
Docket Number: 70143
In re W.N. Connell & Marjorie T. Connell Living Trust  
Date: May 4, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 19
Docket Numbers: 66231, 67782, 68046

Justia Opinion Summary: These consolidated appeals concerned orders issuing a preliminary injunction, appointing a temporary trustee, granting summary judgment, and awarding attorney fees in a trust action. The Supreme Court affirmed in part an...

Stewart v. State  
Date: May 4, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 20
Docket Number: 70069

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, robbery, and first-degree kidnapping, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to support a conviction of both robbery and kidnapping and...

Pub. Employees' Retirement System of Nevada v. Gitter  
Date: April 27, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 18
Docket Number: 69208

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this consolidated matter was whether Nevada’s general slayer statutes apply to the Public Employees’ Retirement Act (PERS Act) for the purposes of determining payment of survivor benefits. The Supreme Court h...

Solid v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: April 27, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 17
Docket Number: 71089

Justia Opinion Summary: My Entertainment TV (MET) filmed Michael Solid’s first-degree murder trial for use in a television “docudrama.” Solid filed this writ petition seeking interpretation of the Supreme Court Rules involving media in the cour...

Petit v. Adrianzen  
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 15
Docket Number: 66565

Justia Opinion Summary: After they were married, Mother and Father had a child. Before their child was born, the parties failed to reach an agreement regarding the child’s surname. The parties were estranged when their child was born, and Mothe...

Honorable Catherine Ramsey v. City of North Las Vegas  
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 16
Docket Number: 68450

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1976, Nevada’s voters approved the creation of the Commission on Judicial Discipline through constitutional amendment. In this case, a group of individuals within the City of North Las Vegas sought to remove a municip...

New Horizon Kids Quest III, Inc. v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: April 6, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 14
Docket Number: 69920

Justia Opinion Summary: Law firm Hall Jaffee & Clayton (HJC) defended Petitioner in a tort action. The district court ultimately dismissed the action with prejudice. Jordan Schnitzer worked as an associate attorney at HJC during the case but ne...

Office of the Attorney General v. Justice Court  
Date: April 6, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 12
Docket Number: 70795

Justia Opinion Summary: An amended criminal complaint was filed charging Maria Escalante and Ramiro Funez (collectively, Escalante) each with one count of trespass in violation of Nev. Rev. Stat. 207.200(1)(a). Escalante moved to dismiss the ch...

TRP International, Inc. v. Proimtu MMI LLC  
Date: April 6, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 13
Docket Number: 71398

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent filed an amended complaint asserting several claims relating to the construction of a solar electricity plant. The district court granted Appellant’s motion to dismiss the claims and certified the judgment as...

Renteria-Novoa v. State  
Date: March 30, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 11
Docket Number: 68239

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of thirty-six felony offenses and sentenced to a total term of life with the possibility of parole after eighty-five years. The conviction was affirmed on direct appeal. Therea...

Western Cab Co. v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct.
Date: March 16, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 10
Docket Number: 69408
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...

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