Mike Mills will speak at DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute which is scheduled for April 6 – 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute is known as “DRI’s flagship seminar” for coverage counsel, defense counsel, and claims professionals. Each spring in Chicago, DRI assembles outstanding speakers from industry and private practice to provide insight and guidance about current and relevant issues faced by the industry and the attorneys in insurance defense. In his Nevada Insurance Law Blog, Mike chronicled the progress of State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 74, 357 P.3d 338 (2015), the opinion that gave Nevada insured the right to independent counsel. Mike’s presentation will focus on what led the Nevada Supreme Court to that conclusion and the issues that remain unresolved. Mike’s presentation will lead off on Thursday April 7 at 8:15 a.m. Be in your seats at 8:00 to be sure not to miss any of the presentation. He’ll look forward to seeing many of you there. More details on the 2016 ICCI can be found HERE.
DRI has honored Mike Mills by selecting him to contribute to its 2016 Duty to Defend Compendium. DRI turns to it most respected members from across the country to author state-specific sections to all of its Compendia. Mike Mills was selected to … [Continue reading]
In March, 2011, the Nevada Law Blogs described the advantages of consistent enforcement of the discovery rules that require the Plaintiff to disclose and compute their damages. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1)(A)(iii) and Nev. R. Civ. P. 16.1(a)(1)(D). … [Continue reading]
Once An Insured Proves Coverage, The Burden Shifts To the Insurer To Prove An Exception Or Exclusion
In Nevada Insurance Coverage lore, Victor Havas is legend. Cases involving Mr. Havas answer so many insurance coverage questions. What duty does an insurance agent owe to a customer? Havas v. Carter, 515 P.2d 397, 89 Nev. 497 (1973). For more … [Continue reading]
We gathered in the conference room of an upscale Plaintiff’s firm in Las Vegas. The attorneys exchanged their exhibits and agreed on discovery deadlines. As the meeting adjourned, the Pl aintiff’s attorney turned to me and said “So let me tell you a … [Continue reading]