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 Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, Nevada Supreme Court Case No. 64484. You can read the entire brief HERE.
In 2003, the local press widely published the facts of this case. Plaintiffs Hansen, LeFevre and Grill were at a party. They decided it was time to leave. They loaded into LeFevre’s vehicle and headed for the exit gate of the community. Aguilar was immediately behind Plaintiffs in his State Farm insured auto. Aguilar hit LeFevre’s vehicle from the rear just as it tried to exit the complex. Before Plaintiffs could leave, LeFevre’s vehicle was pelted with rocks, bottles and cans, allegedly thrown by people at the party. Hansen suffered serious injuries when a rock broke through the windshield of the LeFevre car and struck him. The Aguilars had two State Farm policies, an auto policy and a homeowner’s policy.