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

Another 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 … [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...]

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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...]

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...]

Don’t Sabotage Your Own Offer Of Judgment!

Smart adjusters have avoided paying a Plaintiff’s verdict and have recovered their own costs and attorney’s fees by properly using Offers of Judgment rules as a defense strategy, even where liability is adverse.  However, a Nevada Supreme Court case could cause an unwary adjuster to undervalue the Offer of Judgment and thereby miss out on the advantages that are available under those rules.  Don’t sabotage your position while using the Offer of Judgment strategy because you are unaware of … [Read more...]