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Felton v. Douglas County  
Date: February 15, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 6
Docket Number: 70497

Justia Opinion Summary: Felton, then employed by Hewlett-Packard, sustained a minor injury to his knee while volunteering on a Douglas County search and rescue team. Felton sought insurance benefits from Douglas County and its workers' compensa...

Quinn v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 5
Docket Number: 74519

Justia Opinion Summary: A Nevada district court does not have the authority to compel an out-of-state attorney to appear in Nevada for a deposition as a nonparty witness in a civil action pending in Nevada state court where the attorney has app...

Castillo v. United Federal Credit Union  
Date: February 1, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 3
Docket Number: 70151

Justia Opinion Summary: Castillo entered into a vehicle and security agreement with the Credit Union. The Credit Union repossessed and sold the vehicle and notified Castillo that she owed a deficiency balance of $6,841.55. Castillo filed a comp...

SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. First Horizon Home Loans  
Date: February 1, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 4
Docket Number: 71325

Justia Opinion Summary: Two days after Silver Springs Homeowner's Association recorded a notice of foreclosure sale, First Horizon Home Loans recorded its own notice of foreclosure sale. First Horizon was the first to hold its foreclosure sale...

Okada v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: January 11, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2
Docket Number: 74326

Justia Opinion Summary: The gaming privilege in Nev. Rev. Stat. 463.120(6), which was enacted in 2017 through Senate Bill 376 and protects certain information and data provided to the gaming authorities, applies prospectively only and does not...

Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 16 v. Labor Commissioner  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 1
Docket Number: 71848

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether untimely service of a petition for judicial review on the Attorney General mandates dismissal of the petition. The Supreme Court held (1) while service of a petition for judicial review on the Attorn...

Peck v. Zipf  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 108
Docket Number: 68664

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the district court's dismissal of the complaint for lack of an expert affidavit in a medical malpractice action. NRS 41A.071 provides that a district court must dismiss a plaintiff's med...

McCrosky v. Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 115
Docket Number: 70325

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nevada Supreme Court held that Nevada law recognizes vicarious liability where a doctor works for the hospital as an independent contractor so long as an ostensible agency relationship existed between the hospital an...

Jefferson v. Nevada  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 105
Docket Number: 70732

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's postconviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court held that the filing of a bar complaint does not create a per se conflict of int...

Jackson v. State  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 106
Docket Number: 70870

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the district court's order revoking probation and an amended judgment of conviction. The court held that in an appeal taken from an amended judgment of conviction, the appellant may only...

Boca Park Marketplace Syndications Group, LLC v. Higco, Inc.  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 114
Docket Number: 71085

Justia Opinion Summary: In this commercial dispute over an exclusive use clause in a lease for space in a shopping center, the Nevada Supreme Court held that the doctrine of claim preclusion did not prevent the tenant from suing its landlord fo...

Hawkins v. The Eighth Judicial District  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 109
Docket Number: 71759

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nevada Supreme Court granted a petition for mandamus challenging the district court's order awarding attorney fees as a sanction for work done by later-disqualified attorneys. The court held that the district court m...

Rodriguez v. Nevada  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 110
Docket Number: 71920

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nevada Supreme Court affirmed defendant's conviction for battery with the use of a deadly weapon. The court held that, within the context of battery, "deadly weapon" included an instrument which, under the circumstan...

Soro v. The Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 107
Docket Number: 72086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Nevada Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of mandamus and/or prohibition arising from a denial of a motion to dismiss in a foreclosure deficiency action. In this case, petitioners moved to dismiss the underlyin...

Eureka County v. The Seventh Judicial District Court  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 111
Docket Number: 72317

Justia Opinion Summary: Due process required junior water rights holders in Diamond Valley be given notice and an opportunity to be heard in proceedings by the district court considering the curtailment of water rights. In this case, a vested,...

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