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Blog Posts in 2014

President Obama heads to Vegas for immigration overhaul

President Barack Obama, who’s coming to Las Vegas today, picked the right state to sell his new executive order that will protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. ...
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Bill Clinton coming to Vegas to boost Demos

Former President Bill Clinton plans to come to Nevada next week to help Democrats get out the vote, a person familiar with his schedule confirmed Thursday. Clinton is a popular figure within the party ...
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What is reckless driving

What is reckless driving? After a car accident, many victims question how the accident even happened. It is has become increasingly common for accidents to occur because of reckless driving. In Nevada ...
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Nevada Supreme Court's Ruling Favors HOAs Over Banks

Nevada's Supreme Court upheld a law that authorizes homeowner associations (HOA) to foreclose on homes, with unpaid HOA dues, ahead of mortgage lenders. The dispute centered on the Southern ...
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Glass Containers No Longer Allowed on Las Vegas Strip

Yesterday the Clark County Commission voted to ban glass bottles on the Strip to prevent the bottles from being used as weapons and limit littering. Metro Police reported there is an increase in ...
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Man Who Crashed Into Las Vegas Stratosphere Casino Wanted To Jump

Ryan Brown, a 40 year old man, crashed a silver Ford pickup truck through the front doors of the Las Vegas Stratosphere Casino on Wednesday night, September 10. Police said he planned to jump from the ...
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Understanding Eight Judicial District Court Rule 5

Part V of the Eighth Judicial District Court Rules governs practice and procedure in family matters. This blog was written to enhance my personal understanding of the rule. For a more comprehensive ...
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Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure 27 through 30

These provisions of the Nevada Revised Statutes govern depositions and the discovery process. Rule 27 allows for a deposition to take place before an action even commences. Apparently the purpose of ...
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Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 26

This blog was written for my own personal benefit. Here I look at Rule 26 of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure which governs general rules governing discovery. The rule provides for obtaining ...
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Public Employee Retirement Systems (PERS) in divorce

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS) IN DIVORCE This article/blog was written for the purpose of providing a general understanding of how the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) works in ...
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Military Disability and Waiver of Retired Pay

As is the case with all my articles, this was written for the sole purposes of bolstering my personal understanding of the subject matter. For a more in depth understanding of this subject I refer you ...
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Divorce, custody, and child support jurisdiction

DIVORCE, CUSTODY, AND CHILD SUPPORT JURISDICTION This blog was written for my own benefit. For a more thorough understanding of this subject matter you should direct your attention to Marshall ...
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Property set asides and partition actions

SET ASIDES AND PARTITION ACTIONS This blog was written solely for my own educational benefit. If you would like a more authoritative source on the subject, with a greater depth and understanding, then ...
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Procedure of discovery and division of retirements in divorce

Procedure for discovering and dividing retirement benefits in divorce This short article was written for the sole purpose of enlightening my employees as to the process of acquiring retirement ...
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Understanding the Social Security System

Understanding Social Security Benefits I wrote this article for my own personal benefit. It should not be used as an authoritative source as there are much more elaborate and authoritative articles on ...
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Civil Service Retirement System

Understanding the Civil Service Retirement System Like all of my blogs, this one was written for my own learning benefit. For a more thorough understanding of the subject matter I direct you to ...
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Military Retirements in Divorce

Military Retirements in Divorce These blogs, including this one, were written for the sole benefit of helping myself gain a deeper understanding of these various topics. The source of most of my ...
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Property Distribution in Divorce

Property distribution in Divorce Upon marriage property acquired by a married couple generally becomes community property. What this means is that the parties generally are each entitled to ½ ...
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A look at NRCP 16.1 revised

NRCP 16.1 Revised Rule 16.1 governs mandatory pretrial discovery requirements. The rule is divided into seven subsections. The subsections are (a) through (g) and govern attendance at the early case ...
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Retirements and QDROs

Qualified domestic relation orders (QDRO) The intent of this blog is to give some insight into the world of retirements in divorces and specifically the role of the Qualified Domestic Relation Order ...
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Breaking down Nevada Rule of civil Procedure 26

Breaking down Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 26. The purpose of this short blog is to break down NRCP so that we get an understanding as to how this discovery rule functions. The purpose of this rule ...
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Breaking down Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 16.1

Breaking down Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure 16.1 NRCP 16.1 governs pretrial discovery requirements. Section (a) governs required disclosures. There are three areas of required disclosures which are ...
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Course and Scope of Employment liability

COURSE AND SCOPE This blog is intended to analyze and distinguish J.C. Penny Co. v. Gravelle and Prell Hotel Corp. v. Antonocci. These Nevada Supreme Court cases contend primarily with the issue of ...
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"Mode of Operation" within premises liability context

FGA, Inc. v. Giglio In FGA, Inc. v. Giglio the primary issue before the court is whether the "mode-of-operation" approach, to premises liability, might extend to that of a sit down ...
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OPEN AND OBVIOUS CONDITION

OPEN AND OBVIOUS CONDITION This brief article summarizes the findings of the Nevada Supreme court in Foster v. Costco Wholesale Corp 291 P3d 150. Historically the law of the land throughout the United ...
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