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Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57
Docket Number: 53264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court’s exception to immunity for intentional torts and bad-faith conduct survives its adoption of the federal discretionary-function immunity test. Plaintiff sued Franchise Tax Board of the State of Califo...

Paliotta v. State Department of Corrections  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 58
Docket Number: 66664

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of the claims of Appellant, a Nevada inmate who follows the Thelemic faith. After the State denied his request for a religious diet, Appellant filed suit under th...

Parametric Sound Corp. v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 59
Docket Number: 66689

Justia Opinion Summary: This case provided the Supreme Court with the opportunity to clarify Cohen v. Mirage Resorts, Inc., 62 P.3d 720 (Nev. 2003), and distinguish between direct and derivative claims by adopting the direct harm test as articu...

O.P.H. of Las Vegas, Inc. v. Oregon Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 60
Docket Number: 68543

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance policy cancellation dispute, the Supreme Court (1) reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for the insurance company and remanded the case so that the insured may pursue its claims again...

In re Dish Network Derivative Litigation  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 61
Docket Numbers: 69012, 69729

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals, the Supreme Court addressed the appropriate legal standard for a district court’s consideration of a special litigation committee’s (SLC) recommendation that derivative claims should be dis...

Property Plus Investments, LLC v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 62
Docket Number: 69072

Justia Opinion Summary: A homeowners association (HOA) is not limited to only one superpriority lien under the HOA lien statute, Nev. Rev. Stat. 116.3116, per parcel of property forever. In this case arising from conflicting claimed interests...

Thomas v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 63
Docket Number: 69074

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to the protections of Nev. Const. art. I, 8, when a defendant requests a mistrial, jeopardy will also attach when a prosecutor intentionally proceeds in a course of egregious and improper conduct that causes the...

Ditech Financial LLC v. Buckles  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 64
Docket Number: 70475

Justia Opinion Summary: Nev. Rev. Stat. 200.620, which prohibits a person from recording a telephone call unless both parties participating in the call consent to the recording, does not apply to the recording of interstate calls when the act o...

Facklam v. HSBC Bank USA  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 65
Docket Number: 70786

Justia Opinion Summary: Here the Supreme Court declined to apply Nev. Rev. Stat. 11.190(1)(b)’s statute of limitations for contract actions to nonjudicial foreclosures because statutes of limitations only apply to judicial actions, and a nonjud...

LN Management LLC Series 5105 Portraits Place v. Green Tree Loan Servicing LLC  
Date: August 3, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 55
Docket Number: 69477

Justia Opinion Summary: Certain real property was sold in violation of an automatic stay from the homeowners’ bankruptcy proceedings. Because the property was situated in Nevada, and the bankruptcy proceedings commenced in Texas, the Supreme Co...

Rural Telephone Co. v. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada  
Date: August 3, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 53
Docket Number: 69612

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court lacks the authority to extend the deadline for filing the opening brief in a petition for judicial review of a public utilities commission. Rural Telephone Company (Appellant) filed an application wit...

City of Sparks v. Reno Newspapers, Inc.  
Date: August 3, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 56
Docket Number: 69749

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s order granting a writ mandating disclosure of public records. The public records sought were copies of the business licenses of persons operating medical marijuana establis...

Gardner v. Henderson Water Park, LLC  
Date: August 3, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 54
Docket Number: 71652

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to Nev. Rev. Stat. 86.371 and 86.381, a member of a limited limitability company (LLC) cannot be personally responsible for the LLC’s liabilities solely by virtue of being a member. Plaintiffs filed suit agains...

Desai v. State  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 48
Docket Number: 64591

Justia Opinion Summary: A defendant can be convicted of aiding and abetting a negligent or reckless crime upon sufficient proof that the aider and abettor possessed the necessary intent to aid in the act that caused the harm. The Supreme Court...

Southern California Edison v. State Department of Taxation  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 49
Docket Number: 67497

Justia Opinion Summary: South California Edison (Edison) was not due a refund of use tax paid to Nevada because it did not demonstrate the existence of substantially similar entities that gained an unfair tax advantage because of the unconstitu...

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