Supreme Court of Nevada Decisions 2019

State Engineer v. Happy Creek, Inc.  
Date: September 12, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 41
Docket Number: 74266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's decision to reinstate Happy Creek, Inc.'s original water rights' priority dates in equity, holding that, under the extraordinary circumstances of this case, the district co...

Andersen v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: September 12, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 42
Docket Number: 75208

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Petitioner's petition for a writ of mandamus challenging the district court's decision affirming his conviction and disagreeing with Petitioner's argument that he was erroneously denied the righ...

Demaranville v. Employers Insurance Co. of Nevada  
Date: September 5, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 35
Docket Number: 72737

Justia Opinion Summary: In this claim for workers' compensation benefits the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the district court affirming the appeals officer's decisions as to compensability and liability and...

Azucena v. State  
Date: September 5, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 36
Docket Number: 74071

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of multiple sex offenses against children and related offenses, holding that the trial judge's behavior and statements during voir dire cons...

Anderson v. State  
Date: September 5, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 37
Docket Number: 74076

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court admitting certain out-of-court statements after finding that the witness was unavailable and that Defendant had intentionally deterred the witness from appear...

Poole v. Nevada Auto Dealership Investments, LLC  
Date: September 5, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 39
Docket Number: 74808

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting summary judgment for Respondents - Nevada Auto Dealership and its surety company, Corepointe Insurance Company - on Appellant's lawsuit brought under th...

MMAWC, LLC v. Zion Wood Obi Wan Trust  
Date: September 5, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 38
Docket Number: 75596

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case brought by Plaintiffs seeking to enforce a settlement agreement the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Defendants' motion to compel arbitration, holding that the Federal Arbitr...

Spar Business Services, Inc. v. Olson  
Date: September 5, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 40
Docket Number: 75783

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court dismissing Appellant's timely petition for judicial review of an administrative decision, holding that because Appellant did not demonstrate good cause for untim...

Hager v. State  
Date: August 29, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 34
Docket Number: 72613

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case where Defendant was convicted of six counts of violating Nev. Rev. Stat. 202.360, which makes it a felony for certain categories of prohibited person to possess a firearm, the Supreme Court reversed the judg...

First Transit, Inc. v. Chernikoff  
Date: August 1, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 32
Docket Number: 70164

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning a mentally disabled passenger who suffered a non-transportation-related injury on the bus the Supreme Court determined that the district court erred by instructing the jury that the bus company ow...

City of Mesquite v. Eighth Judicial District Court  
Date: August 1, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 33
Docket Number: 75743

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the City of Mesquite's petition and issued a writ of mandamus instructing the district court to vacate its order denying the City's motion to dismiss a local government employee's complaint alle...

In re Guardianship of Wittler  
Date: August 1, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 31
Docket Number: 76948

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction an order of the district court extending a temporary guardianship and denying a motion to dismiss, holding that the order was not independently appealable. Respondent...

Daisy Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.  
Date: July 25, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 30
Docket Number: 72747

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action to quiet title the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court determining that the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) owned the subject loan at the time of a homeowner asso...

Menendez-Cordero v. State  
Date: July 25, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 29
Docket Number: 74901

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Appellant of two counts of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon after adopting a framework for analyzing the appropriateness of juror anonymity...

Cameron v. District Court  
Date: July 18, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 28
Docket Number: 77669

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Petitioner's petition for a writ of mandamus challenging the judgment of the district court increasing Petitioner's bail from $25,000 to $100,000, holding that the district court failed to engag...

Pardee Homes of Nevada v. Wolfram  
Date: July 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 22
Docket Number: 72371

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract action the Supreme Court reversed the portion of the district court's judgment awarding attorney fees as special damages, holding that attorney fees incurred by a plaintiff in bringing a two-pa...

Saticoy Bay LLC Series 9050 W Warm Springs 2079 v. Nevada Ass'n Services  
Date: July 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 23
Docket Number: 74153

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action to quiet title to real property the Supreme Court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the homeowner, holding that the homeowner complied with the redemption statute allowing...

U.S. Bank, National Ass'n ND v. Resources Group, LLC  
Date: July 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 26
Docket Number: 74575

Justia Opinion Summary: In this homeowner's association (HOA) lien foreclosure dispute the Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the district court holding that a lien foreclosure sale extinguished the first deed of trust and quieting title in...

Perez v. Warden  
Date: July 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 24
Docket Number: 75001

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's postconviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the district court did not err in rejecting Appellant's argument that th...

Boesiger v. Desert Appraisals, LLC  
Date: July 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 25
Docket Number: 75198

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Respondents, a real estate appraisal company and a professional real estate appraiser, as to Appellants' allegations that R...

Amaya v. Rivera  
Date: July 3, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 27
Docket Number: 75769

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court denying Appellant's motion to make three predicate findings necessary to petition to petition the federal government for special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) status...

Waste Management of Nevada, Inc. v. West Taylor Street, LLC  
Date: June 27, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 21
Docket Number: 74876

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case requiring the correct interpretation of the garbage lien statute, Nev. Rev. Stat. 444.520, and the procedures required to perfect and foreclose on a garbage lien the Supreme Court held that the reference to...

Kim v. Dickinson Wright, PLLC  
Date: June 13, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 20
Docket Number: 74803

Justia Opinion Summary: In this legal malpractice action the Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court dismissing Appellants' claims, holding that the district court erred by finding that Appellants' claims against Respondents were...

Rose, LLC v. Treasure Island, LLC  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 19
Docket Number: 71941

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in this contract action, holding that any failure by landlords to strictly comply with any contractual notice provisions when declaring a lease in default is exc...

Lipsitz v. State  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 17
Docket Number: 72057

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction for sexual assault but upheld his remaining convictions for other sexually-related counts, including attempted sexual assault, holding that there was insufficient evidenc...

Original Roofing Co. v. Chief Administrative Officer of Occupational Safety & Health Administration  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 18
Docket Number: 74048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting judicial review of the decision of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration Review Board to overturn a workplace safety citation on the...

Castillo v. State  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 16
Docket Number: 73465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of Defendant's procedurally barred postconviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus asserting that he was entitled to a new penalty hearing, holding that Defendan...

Bowser v. State  
Date: May 16, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 15
Docket Number: 71516

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of conviction resulting in Defendant receiving a longer sentence after successfully appealing his first conviction, holding that the presumption of vindictiveness does not apply wh...

Tricarichi v. Coöperatieve Rabobank, U.A.  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 11
Docket Number: 73175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the district court dismissing Michael Tricarichi's fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering claims against Respondents, holding that Tricarichi failed to establish personal jurisdictio...

State, Department of Corrections v. Ludwick  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 12
Docket Number: 73277

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court's denial of the petition filed by the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) seeking judicial review of a hearing officer's decision to reinstate Brian Ludwick's employment...

Sierra Pacific Industries v. Wilson  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 13
Docket Number: 73933

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the State Engineer granting Intermountain Water Supply Ltd., which held water rights permits to transmit water to Lemmon Valley for municipal use, an extension of time in which...

City of Reno v. Yturbide  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 14
Docket Number: 73971

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of the City of Reno's petition for judicial review of an appeals officer's decision that the City was not entitled to reduce Respondent's lump sum permanent partial...

Kogod v. Cioffi-Kogod  
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 9
Docket Number: 71147

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce action, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the district court's award of alimony not based on need and unequal distribution of the parties' community property due to one...

Phung v. Doan  
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 10
Docket Number: 74964

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court's order granting Respondent's motion to decant half of a wholly charitable trust's property, holding that the district court erred in ordering a course of action that the tru...

Resources Group, LLC v. Nevada Ass’n Services, Inc  
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 8
Docket Number: 71268

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the district court setting aside a nonjudicial foreclosure sale by a unit-owners’ association (UOA), holding that title vested in the purchaser’s name and that there were no equ...

Bank of America, N.A. v. Thomas Jessup, LLC Series VII  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 7
Docket Number: 73785

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court's judgment determining that a foreclosure sale extinguished a bank's deed of trust when an homeowner's association (HOA) agent told a deed of trust beneficiary's agent that i...

Craig v. Donnelly  
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 6
Docket Number: 75050

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order dismissing Plaintiff-inmate’s complaint to the extent Plaintiff asserted state tort claims under Nev. Rev. Stat. 41.031 and 41.0337 but reversed the district court’s...

Henry v. Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline  
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 135 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 5
Docket Number: 75675

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Jennifer Henry’s petition for a writ of prohibition challenging the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline’s authority to discipline her, holding that Nev. Rev. Stat. 1.428, the statute giving...

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...

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