Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Slip and Fall? Summary Disposition Is No Longer The Obvious Choice.

In 1962, Mrs. Gunlock was a guest of the New Frontier Hotel.  She tripped and fell her way into Nevada premises liability law for half a decade.The Supreme Court of Nevada case of Gunlock v. New Frontier Hotel Corp., 78 Nev. 182, 370 P.2d 682 (1962) reported that, Mrs. Gunlock, who was a paying guest of the New Frontier Hotel, entered the dimly lit New Frontier lobby around 10:00 p.m. and walked 30 feet towards an artist painting in the lobby. A two feet wide planter was placed in front of a … [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...]

The Futility Of Summary Disposition Of Cases In Clark County, Nevada

“Why Should I Even Try?” I don’t know how many times during my first meeting with the client, I have heard recitations about how unjust it is that the client has to defend against facially unsupportable allegations.  “Why don’t you just file a Motion and get us out of this case?” they ask.  My answer has always been “If only it were that easy!” When giving that answer, I wasn’t trying to be inconsiderate.  I was just passing on to the client what I had learned by experience; in Nevada State … [Read more...]