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A Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Lien Extends To A Nevada Injured Worker’s “Total Recovery” From The Third-Party Tortfeasor.

John Breen worked as a banquet chef at Caesars Palace.  He was refueling a portable stove.  It exploded causing him serious burns.  He died two days later.However, Mr. Breen's family believed that he hadn't died from the burns.  Rather they felt that medical malpractice killed him.  They sued the doctors who treated Mr. Breen before his death.  The family recovered a $1,000,000 medical malpractice settlement.Enter stage left . . . Mr. Breen’s employer . . . Caesars . . .  with its hand … [Read more...]

LexisNexis Names Nevada Insurance Law As A Top Insurance Law Blog For 2011

The Advisory Board of the LexisNexis Insurance Law Community has selected Mills & Associates' Nevada Insurance Law as one of the nation’s Top Insurance Law Blogs for 2011.  The Advisory Board described what it saw in the winning blogs. The Top Blogs contain some of the best writing out there on insurance law.  They contain a wealth of information for the insurance law community with timely news items, practical information, expert analysis, practice tips, frequent postings, and helpful … [Read more...]

Got Questions?

These posts on the Mills & Associates Nevada Insurance Law blog are published to provide useful insights on Nevada insurance law to our clients and other subscribers. Many times the topics are suggested by recent case law, or issues raised by litigation.As part of our ongoing effort to provide both timely and helpful information, we invite all our readers to submit issues which they would like to see addressed in future blog posts.Likewise, please submit questions concerning prior … [Read more...]

Attorney’s Fees & Costs

Costs are almost universally allowed to the prevailing party.  N.R.S. 18.005.Attorney's fees: Nevada follows the "American Rule" which is that each pays his own attorney's fees unless another statute of rule provides for the recovery of Attorney's fees.  Statutes and rules that provide for recovery of attorney's fees are more common for Plaintiffs than Defendants.In District Court: Under the right circumstances in District Court, Defendants can potentially recover their costs and … [Read more...]