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Rippo v. State  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 53
Docket Number: 53626

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the district court’s denial of Appellant’s second postconviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case, holding that an evidenti...

Hubbard v. State  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 54
Docket Number: 66185

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this criminal case was whether the defense must place intent or absence of mistake at issue before prior act evidence may be admitted under Nev. Rev. Stat. 48.045(2). Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to...

Nevada Recycling & Salvage, Ltd. v. Reno Disposal Co., Inc.  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 55
Docket Number: 71467

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Respondents on Appellants’ claim that Respondents conspired with a third party to obtain exclusive franchise agreements with the...

In re Parental Rights as to S.L.  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 59
Docket Number: 71873

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that although parents in a termination of parental rights proceeding cannot be compelled to admit to abuse of their children, they can be required to engage in meaningful therapy designed to ensure...

Clark County v. HQ Metro, LLC  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 56
Docket Number: 71877

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this eminent domain proceeding was whether HQ Metro, LLC or Clark County was entitled to compensation for a permanent easement to the installation of electrical transmission lines on property that was owned b...

Northern Nevada Homes, LLC v. GL Construction, Inc.  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 60
Docket Number: 71899

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order awarding attorney fees and costs to Defendant on its counterclaim after the court determined Defendant to be the “prevailing party” following bifurcated trials, in wh...

Granda-Ruiz v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57
Docket Number: 72446

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that double jeopardy did not prohibit Defendant’s retrial under the circumstances of this case because Defendant impliedly consented to the district court’s declaration of a mistrial, and the distr...

Shores v. Global Experience Specialists, Inc.  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 61
Docket Number: 72716

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over a noncompete agreement (NCA) the Supreme Court reaffirmed its previous holdings that an NCA must be limited to the geographical areas in which an employer has particular business interests and emphas...

SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. Bank of New York Mellon  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 58
Docket Number: 72931

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered in the affirmative a certified question from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, holding that, even before the October 1, 2015 amendment to Nev. Rev. Stat. 116.31168, t...

Coles v. Bisbee  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 62
Docket Number: 74707

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Parole Board’s use of the Static-99R recidivism risk assessment comports with Nev. Rev. Stat. 213.1214’s assessment requirements, that changes to parole procedures do not constitute an ex...

Cooper v. State  
Date: July 26, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 52
Docket Number: 71402

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the Supreme Court should adopt a rule of admissibility that would limit the use of a probationer’s testimony at a revocation hearing in a subsequent criminal proceeding. The issue stemmed from the te...

Glover-Armont v. Cargile  
Date: July 19, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 49
Docket Number: 70988

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the district court erred by granting summary judgment based upon discretionary-act immunity in this action arising from a vehicular accident involving a police officer responding to an emergen...

LaBarbera v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC  
Date: July 19, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 51
Docket Number: 71276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court in favor of Wynn Las Vegas, LLC in its breach of contract action to collect $1 million in unpaid casino markers from Appellant, holding that the district cour...

State v. Second Judicial District Court  
Date: July 19, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 50
Docket Number: 73389

Justia Opinion Summary: When a plea agreement allows a defendant to plead guilty to a first offense for a second domestic battery conviction, it is reasonable for the defendant to expect first-offense treatment of the conviction for all purpose...

In re N.J.  
Date: June 28, 2018
Citation: 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 48
Docket Number: 70220

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in admitting uncharged acts as evidence in this juvenile proceeding. The State filed a delinquency petition in juvenile court charging N.J. wit...

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