Frazier v. DrakeAnnotate this Case
Appellants’ vehicle was rear-ended by a semitrailer truck driven and owned by Respondents. Appellants sued, and the jury rendered a verdict in Respondents’ favor. The district court denied Appellants’ motion for a new trial and awarded Respondents attorney fees and costs. The Supreme Court (1) affirmed the judgment on the jury verdict and the denial of Appellants’ motion for a new trial, holding that the district court properly instructed the jury on sudden emergencies; but (2) reversed the award of attorney fees based on the rejected offers of judgment, holding that this award was an abuse of discretion, and reversed the award of expert witness fees, as the district court provided only limited justification for its decision to awarded the expert witness fees in excess of Nev. Rev. Stat. 18.005(5)’s per-expert presumptive maximum.