Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

When Is A UM/UIM Provider Bound By A Judgment Against The Tortfeasor?

Lucky for John Pietrosh, his parents bought UM/UIM coverage as part of their Allstate auto insurance policy.  Not so lucky for John, one day in July 1966, he was riding his bike when an uninsured driver hit and injured him.

His parents reported the accident to their Allstate agent.  The agent responded that the family was “fully covered” and that it would “take care of the whole thing”.

The Pietrosh family sued the uninsured driver and sent notice of the suit to Allstate.  Allstate did not intervene.  The uninsured driver appeared and defended.

The court convened the trial in January 1967.  The jury awarded Plaintiff a judgment of $21,677.50.  Plaintiff then presented the judgment to Allstate for payment.  [Continue reading]

Nevada’s Pro Hac Vice Rules Are Stricter Than Most


Do you have a civil matter that needs to be litigated in Nevada but you do not have the time or patience to study for and sit through a three day bar exam?  Mike Mills of Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell provides the solution! Nevada does not admit … [Continue reading]

When Is It Too Late For A UM/UIM Carrier To Intervene In The Underlying Litigation?

Eric and Erwin Lopez were hurt when a negligent and underinsured driver hit their car.  They sued the driver.  As discovery progressed, Eric and Erwin convinced the driver to settle.  However, they would not give the negligent driver a release.  … [Continue reading]


The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Labor Day Holiday! In 1894 Labor Day was designated a federal holiday to … [Continue reading]

Medical Liens Are Not A Collateral Source And Are Admissible To Prove Bias

Redhead girl secretly eating cake.

One year ago, the Nevada Law Blogs wondered why a Plaintiff had been allowed to have his cake and eat it too.  That Earlier Post told the story of a Plaintiff whose medical providers treated him on liens.  However, before the trial, those same … [Continue reading]