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Blog Posts in 2013

ARBITRATION AND PENALTY PROVISIONS

This blog provides an introduction to court-annexed arbitration here in Nevada and the penalties which may be incurred by requesting a trial de novo. In Nevada, parties are required to submit to ...
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FGA, INC. V. GIGLIO, 278 P.3D 490

FGA, INC. V. GIGLIO, 278 P.3D 490 Giglio was a patron of Carmine's Little Italy. After having a couple of beers within a 45 minute window she walked to the bathroom where she slipped and fell on a ...
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HALLMARK V. ELDRIDGE, 124 NEV. 492

HALLMARK V. ELDRIDGE, 124 NEV. 492 Hallmark v. Eldridge gives us direction as to what foundation is necessary to support an expert's opinion at trial. An expert witness must satisfy three prongs: ...
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BASS-DAVIS V. DAVIDS, 122 NEV .422

BASS-DAVIS V. DAVIDS, 122 NEV. 422 The Bass-Davis case, of 2006, gives us insight as to when we may expect to receive an adverse inference that evidence lost by the opposing party was in fact evidence ...
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Grandparental Visitation

What rights do grandparents have with regard to custody and visitation? In the last two decades, grandparents have taken a more active role in their grandchildren's lives; whether it be because ...
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Cohabitation and Divorce

I was recently talking to a friend about his alimony situation. My friend is obligated to pay a significant sum of alimony on a monthly basis to his ex-wife. He mentioned to me that his wife now has a ...
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Bankruptcy and Divorce

This blog is meant to give some insight into basic alimony law in Nevada which has been derived from Nevada Supreme Court cases decided over the past 60 years. One topic, which is of particular ...
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Admitting Hearsay Testimony: The General Rule

In a previous blog, the definition of hearsay, and reasons for denying its admission, were briefly discussed. Though hearsay statements are generally inadmissible, there are exceptions to the rule. ...
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On the Penalties for Requesting a New Trial after an Arbitration Award

This blog provides an introduction to court-annexed arbitration here in Nevada and the penalties which may be incurred by requesting a trial de novo. In Nevada, parties are required to submit to ...
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A Short Introduction to Hearsay

The word hearsay is pervasive on television and in print. You've probably heard it spoken on your favorite crime drama ad nauseum, and if you're a fan of Judge Judy and shows of that ilk, ...
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On Punitive Damages

This blog is written in the form of an overview of the policy behind punitive damages as well as an overview as to when punitives are or are not awarded in a personal injury case. This overview is ...
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