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Nevada Voters Approve Creation Of Nevada’s First Appellate Court

Nevada Appellate CourtOn November 4, 2014, Nevada voters approved Ballot Question No. 1 authorizing the creation of a Nevada Appellate Court. According to results published by the Secretary of State’s office, the question prevailed in Clark, Washoe and Carson City Counties but went down to defeat in all other counties. The margin of victory in the more populous counties was enough to put the measure over the top.

The state’s Board of Examiners wasted no time approving start-up funds for the new court and sending a request to the legislature for a future funding appropriation.

The three judges will initially be appointed but will stand for election in 2016. Those who have applied to fill those slots include current and former District Court Judges as well as many private practice and public employee attorneys. A full list of applicants can be found HERE. [Continue reading]

Nevada Requires Drivers To File Traffic Reports If Police Do Not Respond

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The Las Vegas’ Metropolitan Police Department no longer responds to motor vehicle accidents where no one reports an injury.  However, if Metro does not respond, current law requires drivers (or if the drivers are unable, then the owners) to file an … [Continue reading]

Movie Mashup! “High Noon” Meets “The Three Amigos”: The Insurance Industry Weighs In On Cumis

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Here at the Nevada Law Blogs we have been imaging Nevada’s Cumis dispute as an old west show-down a la “High Noon”.  But now the insurance industry wants its say regarding the dispute.  Three insurance organizations have appeared as friends of the … [Continue reading]

Vote Yes On Question 1 Creating A New Nevada Appellate Court

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Question One on the November 2014 Nevada ballot seeks to establish a three-judge appellate court in Nevada. The Nevada Law Blogs support the creation of this new court. According to the Nevada State Bar, the Court of Appeals would consist of three … [Continue reading]

State Farm Argues It Has No Duty To Provide Cumis Counsel In Nevada

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In prior blog posts, the Nevada Law Blogs promised its readers regular updates regarding the issue of “Cumis” Counsel that is now before the Nevada Supreme Court. See HERE and HERE. Appellant State Farm recently filed its opening brief in State Farm … [Continue reading]