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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...]

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...]

Can’t Keep A Good Offer Of Judgment Down.

Anyone familiar with our blog knows that Mills & Associates is a proponent of the Nevada Offer of Judgment rules.  Recently the Nevada Supreme Court provided yet another reason why Offers are worth making. In Re Estate of Miller, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. 42, 216 P.3d 239  (September 9, 2009).Miller involved a will contest in which the Defendant made Offers of Judgment to the Plaintiffs.  At trial the Plaintiffs prevailed and the Defendant appealed.  On appeal the Nevada Supreme Court reversed … [Read more...]

An Attorney Representing Himself Cannot Claim Attorney’s Fees For The Time That He Spends Prosecuting His Own Claim

It is often a phone call from a carrier that becomes the impetus for a new blog post.  This week’s phone call asked whether an attorney, representing himself, would be entitled to recover attorney’s fees for the time he spent prosecuting his own claim.  The company said that an attorney, whose fancy car had been damaged, threatened to take his claim to court.  The attorney insinuated that while there he intended to rack up outlandish attorney’s fees and thereby punish the carrier for not paying … [Read more...]