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Rodriguez v. Fiesta Palms, LLC  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 78
Docket Number: 72098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed a district court order denying a pro se plaintiff’s (Plaintiff) motion to set aside the judgment under Nev. R. Civ. P. 60(b) that was filed five months and three weeks after the court dismissed...

Dolorfino v. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 79
Docket Number: 72443

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s lawsuit, holding (1) the tooth injury that Plaintiff sustained during an emergency hysterectomy was not “directly involved” or “proximate” to her h...

Howard v. Hughes  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 80
Docket Number: 72685

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court ruling that the parties in this case were joint tenants with equal ownership interests in certain property, taking the opportunity of this case to clarify tha...

Valley Health System, LLC v. Estate of Jane Doe  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 76
Docket Numbers: 71045, 70083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court sanctioning a party for discovery violations and finding that the party’s attorneys violated Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct (RPC) 3.3(a)(1) by making a fals...

Dechambeau v. Balkenbush  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 75
Docket Number: 72879

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this civil lawsuit was whether a stipulation to a discovery schedule that expressly waived the usual requirement that written reports be produced and exchanged summarizing the anticipated testimony of all exp...

Warren v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 77
Docket Number: 73963

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition for writ of certiorari, holding that Nev. Rev. Stat. 177.015(1)(a) authorizes the State to file an appeal to the district court form a justice court decision dismissing a cr...

Rosenberg Living Trust v. MacDonald Highlands Realty  
Date: September 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 69
Docket Number: 69399

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal and cross-appeal from a final judgment in an action arising from the purchase of real property, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court, holding that Neva...

Ibarra v. State  
Date: September 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 70
Docket Number: 69617

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for larceny from the person stemming from his act of stealing a cell phone from a woman sitting next to him at a bus stop, holding that the evidence was sufficient to sup...

Baiguen v. Harrah’s Las Vegas, LLC  
Date: September 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 71
Docket Number: 70204

Justia Opinion Summary: In this workers’ compensation case, the Supreme Court affirmed the summary judgment entered in favor of Employer, holding that an injury arising from Employer’s failure to provide medical assistance to Employee suffering...

Bank of America, N.A. v. SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC  
Date: September 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 72
Docket Number: 70501

Justia Opinion Summary: In this quiet title dispute between the buyer at a homeowners association (HOA) lien foreclosure sale and the holder of the first deed of trust on the subject property, the Supreme Court reversed the district court’s gra...

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Radecki  
Date: September 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 74
Docket Number: 71405

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s determination that Appellant’s deed of trust was extinguished by a valid foreclosure sale, holding that the district court properly concluded that the foreclosure sale shou...

Montoya v. Ahern  
Date: September 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 73
Docket Number: 71577

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court declining to enforce a no-contest clause of a 1972 Trust against Respondent, a trustee-beneficiary, holding that a trust beneficiary does not forfeit interest...

Dunham v. State  
Date: September 6, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 68
Docket Number: 73143

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction under Nev. Rev. Stat. 205.067 of home invasion, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in instructing the jury and that the sentence was constitutio...

O’Connell v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC  
Date: August 30, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 67
Docket Number: 71789

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that district court cannot deny attorney fees otherwise allowed by agreement, rule, or statute because a lawyer representing a client on a contingency fee basis does not provide proof of hourly bil...

Mooney v. State  
Date: August 30, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 65
Docket Number: 72736

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court to deny Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence discovered during a search of his bedroom after Defendant’s mother opened his locked bedroom door while a law...

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