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The 2015 Nevada Legislature Repeals Offer of Judgment Statute NRS 17.115.

Repeal OJAnother interesting change made by the 2015 Nevada Legislature was the repeal of Nevada’s Offer of Judgment statute, NRS 17.115. This change should have little or no practical effect because every offer of judgment I have ever seen that was served in Nevada litigation was made under the duplicate provisions of this statute and Rule 68 of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure.

One day I might look back in the legislative history and figure how and why these duplicate provisions came to be. But for now, I am grateful that the confusing back-and-forth every couple of years between the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Legislature to keep the law and the rule in sync will be over.

Thank goodness.  Perhaps there are few other provisions that the legislature had taken control of that could be ceded to the courts.  (Rules of Evidence?)

If you have questions about offers of judgment in Nevada, contact Mike Mills who will gladly talk to you at 702-240-6060.

Trial Judge Let’s Plaintiff Have Cake And Eat It Too.

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Setting: A courtroom somewhere in Las Vegas Cast of Characters: Treating Doctor Plaintiff’s Attorney (P.A.) Defendant’s Attorney (D.A.) Judge Doctor:         I performed surgery on Plaintiff and my charges are reasonable. D.A.:    … [Continue reading]

The 2015 Nevada Legislature Repeals NRS 690B.042 Requiring Policy Limit Disclosures

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For the last 20 years, insurance companies operating in Nevada have been required to disclose their insured’s policy limit to Plaintiff’s attorneys if certain conditions are met.  However, Nevada’s 2015 legislature repealed NRS 690B.042 altogether.  … [Continue reading]

Improper Cancellation or Non-Renewal Can Be A Breach Of Contract And An Unfair Insurance Claims Settlement Practice

In 1989, the Reinkemeyers insured their home with Safeco.  Between 1989 and 1993, they submitted three homeowner’s insurance claims, none of which were their fault.  In 1994, Safeco told the Reikemeyers that it would not renew their policy. The … [Continue reading]

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY !

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The team at Mills & Associates and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Independence Day Holiday! As we celebrate the July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration … [Continue reading]