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Pascua v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC  
Date: February 7, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 4
Docket Number: 71770

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that where an individual has been appointed special administrator of an estate that includes residential real property, the special administrator resides in the property as his or her primary resid...

Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA, Inc. v. Nevada Labor Commissioner  
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 3
Docket Number: 71101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Labor Commissioner properly determined that the “repair” portion of a maintenance contract is a public work project under Nev. Rev. Stat. 338.010(15), even if the contract is predominantly...

Franks v. State  
Date: January 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 1
Docket Number: 72988

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court permitting the State to introduce evidence of prior, uncharged sexual acts committed by Appellant in the instant prosecution for a sexual offense for purposes...

Coker v. Sassone  
Date: January 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2
Docket Number: 73863

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed a district court order denying Appellant’s special motion to dismiss, holding that the district court properly denied Appellant’s special motion to dismiss filed pursuant to Nevada’s anti-SLAPP...

Harris v. State  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 107
Docket Number: 69509

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of conviction, pursuant to a jury verdict, of three count of first-degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon and other offenses, holding that the admission of photographs of th...

Capanna v. Orth  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 108
Docket Number: 69935

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice suit, the Supreme Court affirmed the final judgment of the district court entering judgment on the jury verdict and the district court’s orders awarding fees and costs and dismissed the cross-...

Cooper v. State  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 104
Docket Number: 72091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed and remanded this criminal case for a new trial, holding that the district court clearly erred when it found that Defendant had not made out a prima facie case of discrimination in challenging...

Gonor v. Dale  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 109
Docket Number: 72949

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order dismissing the underlying proceeding filed by the plaintiff’s attorney seeking to substitute for the deceased plaintiff where the defendant filed the suggestion of de...

In re Estate of Sarge  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 105
Docket Number: 73286

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court overruled the holding in Ballin v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 797 P.2d 978, 980 (Nev. 1990), that an order that resolves fewer than all claims in a consolidated action is not appealable as a final judg...

Branch Banking & Trust Co.  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 106
Docket Number: 73848

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order dismissing this litigation malpractice suit as time-barred, holding that a litigation malpractice claim accrues upon the issuance of remittitur from the Supreme Court...

Natko v. State  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 103
Docket Number: 73048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction for exploitation of a vulnerable person and theft, holding that the district court erred by instructing the jury that a person’s status as a joint account holder does not...

State v. Brown  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 102
Docket Number: 75184

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the State’s interlocutory appeal from a district court order granting a motion to suppress evidence, holding that the State failed to demonstrate “good cause” as contemplated by Nev. Rev. Stat...

In re Execution of Search Warrants  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 97
Docket Number: 71536

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed an order of the district court awarding attorney fees against a police department ordered to return a large amount of cash and other property seized pursuant to a criminal search warrant, holdi...

Flores v. Las Vegas-Clark County Library District  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 101
Docket Number: 72462

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a library district, holding that Senate Bill 175 (SB 175) does not preempt a library district from banning the possession of firearms...

Doolin v. State, Department of Correction  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 98
Docket Number: 73698

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the determination of the district court that Glenn Miller Doolin was not entitled to the application of credit to his parole eligibility and minimum term for a sentence imposed pursuant to Nev....

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