Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Is Your Company’s Intra-Family Auto Liability Exclusion Enforceable?

Teen Driver - Car AccidentNevada law authorizes insurance companies to enforce exclusions that limit or eliminate intra-family liability for bodily injuries. NRS 687B.147. Or so said the Nevada Supreme Court in Progressive Gulf Ins. Co. v. Faehnrich, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 19, 327 P.3d 1061 (2014). However, as we mentioned in our explanation of Faehnrich, the Court made only a passing reference to NRS 687B.147, the law that allows such a limitation or exclusion. The court did not provide any sort of analysis of the law. And there have been no cases that have interpreted the statute. So the Nevada Law Blogs decided to take on this analytical task. And what a task it was.

The statute itself is remarkably confusing. Perhaps that is because it is the product of the messy lawmaking process that some have compared to “sausage making”. However, by looking at the legislative history, the statute becomes more clear. [Continue reading]

Nevada Law Blogs See Lots Of Insightful Comments On Nevada’s Cumis Counsel Case


Regular readers of the Nevada Law Blogs have followed our summaries of all of the briefs filed in the Nevada case of State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, Nevada Supreme Court Case No. 64484.  Hopefully, the Hansen case will tell us if Nevada … [Continue reading]

Mike Mills Admitted To Arizona State Bar

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The Arizona Strip is nothing like the Las Vegas Strip! The world knows the Las Vegas Strip as a place of glamour and glitz.  In contrast, few even know of the Arizona Strip or how important it is to transportation in the U.S. The Arizona Strip … [Continue reading]

Break Buck’s Spell. Pursue Passenger Negligence.


Don’t be surprised if a Nevada Plaintiff’s attorney tries to cast a spell on you. The attorney may repeat over and over again, “My client is a passenger. He is not liable for the accident.” By reciting this incantation, the attorney is hoping to … [Continue reading]

Avoid UM / UIM Stacking By Meeting These Three Requirements


Nevada law authorizes auto insurance companies to avoid stacking their uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage. But before a court will enforce a policy’s anti-stacking provision the company must meet three requirements. See Neumann v. Standard … [Continue reading]