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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...]

Celebrate Law Day 2011

Gerald Ford said “Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.”  Andrew Jackson said “The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law. “  Republican or Democrat, all acknowledge that the USA is a nation of laws.  In these times of political unrest it is important to remember this country is founded on the rule of law.During the cold war the USSR celebrated May 1 with parades emphasizing military might, and … [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...]

Every Case Is Different

In an earlier post HERE, we described some of the things an attorney must consider in deciding whether a case filed in state court must or should be removed to federal court.  Having just completed a trial in federal court I wanted to give my impressions about that experience.Unlike most of my recent trials, in this particular case, I represented an insurance carrier seeking subrogation recovery of a worker’s compensation payout.  My client was a Plaintiff-Intervenor, working in conjunction … [Read more...]

Must / Can / Should This Case Be Removed To Federal Court?

In my experience, most Nevada plaintiffs’ attorneys would prefer litigating their client’s cases in the Nevada state court.  Each probably has his or her own reason to prefer state court over federal.  However, defendants may realize significant advantages by getting a case out of state court.  The process of getting a case out of state court and into the proper federal court is called “removal”.I don’t recall a plaintiff’s attorney ever consulting his defense opponent on which jurisdiction … [Read more...]