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Moore v. State  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 35
Docket Number: 66652

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellant’s postconviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus as procedurally barred without conducting an evidentiary hearing. Appellant was convicted of firs...

Saticoy Bay LLC Series 9641 Chrstine View v. Federal National Mortgage Ass’n  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 36
Docket Number: 69419

Justia Opinion Summary: In this quiet title action, the Supreme Court held (1) a regulated entity like the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) has standing to assert 12 U.S.C. 4617(j)(3) - the Federal Foreclosure Bar (the FFB) -...

Eureka County v. Seventh Judicial District Court  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 37
Docket Number: 72317

Justia Opinion Summary: Due process requires junior water rights holders in the Diamond Valley Hydrographic Basin No. 153 (Diamond Valley) be given notice and an opportunity to participate in the district court’s consideration of the request of...

MEI-GSR Holding, LLC v. Peppermill Casinos, Inc.  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 31
Docket Number: 70319

Justia Opinion Summary: Nev. Rev. Stat. 600A.030 does not preclude a defendant from demonstrating that certain information is readily ascertainable and not a trade secret even where the defendant acquired the information through improper means....

Morgan v. State  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 27
Docket Number: 70424

Justia Opinion Summary: Striking a prospective juror based on sexual orientation is impermissible under the United States and Nevada Constitutions. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for robbery and misdemeanor battery, holding...

Coleman v. State  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 28
Docket Number: 71052

Justia Opinion Summary: Nev. Rev. Stat. 200.604, which prohibits a person from knowingly and intentionally capturing an image of another person’s private area without her consent under circumstances in which she has a reasonable expectation of...

Cotter v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 32
Docket Number: 71267

Justia Opinion Summary: Here, the Supreme Court adopted the common interest rule that allows attorneys to share work product with third parties that have common interest in litigation without waiving the work-product privilege. Petitioner shar...

Las Vegas Development Group, LLC  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 33
Docket Number: 71875

Justia Opinion Summary: The time limitations set forth in Nev. Rev. Stat. 107.080(5)-(6) do not apply to an action challenging a Nev. Rev. Stat. chapter 107 nonjudicial foreclosure where it is alleged that the deed of trust had been extinguishe...

Dolores v. State, Department of Employment Security Division  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 34
Docket Number: 72126

Justia Opinion Summary: Where the record showed that, when faced with a resign-or-be-fired option, Appellant’s decision to resign was freely given and stemming from his own choice, such a resignation was voluntary pursuant to Nev. Rev. Stat. 61...

Fitzgerald v. Mobile Billboards, LLC  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 30
Docket Number: 72803

Justia Opinion Summary: The common law absolute privilege has been abrogated by the statutory conditional privilege in Nev. Rev. Stat. 616D.020 in the context of defamatory statements in a workers’ compensation claim to which section 616D.020 i...

Philip R. v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 29
Docket Number: 73198

Justia Opinion Summary: A familial placement preference survives the termination of parental rights, but the placement preference is then governed by Nev. Rev. Stat. 128.110(2) rather than Nev. Rev. Stat. 432B.550(5). These consolidated petiti...

U.S. Home Corp. v. Michael Ballesteros Trust  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 25
Docket Number: 68810

Justia Opinion Summary: In this construction defect action brought by Homeowners, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court denying Defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) did no...

Cain v. Price  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 26
Docket Number: 69333

Justia Opinion Summary: One party’s material breach of a contract releases the non-breaching party’s contractual obligation to a third-party beneficiary. The promisor in this case failed to fulfill its contractual obligations to Appellants und...

Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner v. Las Vegas Review-Journal  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 24
Docket Number: 75095

Justia Opinion Summary: Nev. R. Civ. P. 62(d) must be read in conjunction with Nev. R. Civ. P. 62(e) such that, upon motion, state and local government appellants are generally entitled to a stay of a money judgment pending appeal without being...

Kirsch v. Traber  
Date: April 5, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 22
Docket Number: 70854

Justia Opinion Summary: A Nevada district court’s order denying a motion dismiss was not a final judgment on the issue of demand futility. Therefore, it was proper for the district court to accord preclusive effect to a subsequent final judgmen...

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