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Nevada’s Auto Liability Compulsory Insurance Minimums Have Risen

Increase in Minimum LimitsI have been practicing law in Nevada for nearly 30 years. For as long as I can remember, Nevada has required autos registered in this state to have bodily injury automobile liability insurance of at least $15,000 per person / $30,000 per occurrence.  The minimum automobile liability limit for property damages has been set at $10,000 per occurrence.  NRS 485.185 and NRS 485.3091.

That changed on July 1, 2018. An increase in the minimum limits took effect.  On that date, the required bodily injury liability limits increased to $25,000 per person / $50,000 per occurrence and the property damage liability limit will increase to $20,000 per occurrence. [Continue reading]

Nevada Does Not Recognize An Independent Tort Action For Spoliation

After remodeling, the Taco Cabana Restaurant was open again for business. But the remodeled decorative ceiling collapsed onto the customers.  People were hurt.  A lawsuit followed.The contractors and the restaurant entered into an agreement to … [Continue reading]

The Duty To Defend Continues Through The Entire Litigation

Once the duty to defend arises, the insurer's duty continues throughout the entire litigation.  United Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Frontier Ins. Co., 120 Nev. 678, 687, 99 P.3d 1153, 1158 (Nev. 2004).  The duty to defend continues until final resolution of the … [Continue reading]

Negligent Entrustment Of Motorcycle Not Covered By Homeowner’s Policy

Negligent Entrustment Of Motorcycle

Mr. Gregory had a motorcycle.  It was a piece of work.  The tires were bald.  The front tire was underinflated.  The rear tire was overinflated.  Mr. Gregory loaned the motorcycle to his son Jimmey. But to be safe, Mr. Gregory gave his son a couple … [Continue reading]

Mills Contributes to DRI’s 2018 Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act Compendium

Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act Compendium

DRI has again honored Mike Mills, selecting him to author the Nevada and Utah Chapters in its 2018 Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act Compendium.  DRI turns to it most respected members from across the country to author state-specific sections to … [Continue reading]