Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Which State’s Law Applies When An Accident Happens Out Of State In A Nevada Rental Car?

Las Vegas loves tourists and tourists love Las Vegas!!!  Of course, many tourists come here to see the hotels, the casinos and the shows.  But sometimes the hotels, casinos and shows all start to look alike.  So tourists have been known to rent cars and go wandering the Wild West to take in the natural wonders just a few hours from town, including Death Valley in California, the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Zion National Park in Utah.  That’s a lot of travel across many state lines.  So when an … [Read more...]

Michael Mills Profiled In Attorney At Law Magazine

In addition to honoring Justice A. William Maupin (ret) with the cover feature story, Mr. Michael C. (Mike) Mills was the only other Nevada attorney profiled in the Premiere Issue of the Las Vegas edition of Attorney at Law Magazine.The article shares Mr. Mills philosophy, experience and outlines why teaching is such an important part of his practice. Click HERE to view the article in full screen. … [Read more...]

TRANSPORTATION CARRIER CREATES NEVADA SPECIFIC ADJUSTER TEAM

Mills & Associates has always emphasized that Nevada is a unique venue in which to defend claims.  In our blogs, Mills and Associates has identified special "Nevada Factors" that need to be considered in defending Nevada suits.  Some carriers are acting on our words of caution.On a recent trip to Idaho to present our educational seminar on the “Nevada Unfair Claims Practices Act”, Mills & Associates learned that a national transportation insurance company has set up a "Nevada Team”.  … [Read more...]

“Billed vs. Paid” Controversy Across The Country

In December, 2011, the Nevada Law Blogs addressed the question of whether the Nevada Supreme Court would limit Plaintiffs to presenting evidence of the amount that their medical providers accepted in full payment, rather than allowing Plaintiffs to present evidence of the much higher unadjusted bill.  See HERE.The Nevada Supreme Court decision still has not come down.  Even so, discussions from other states regarding this topic have taken off.  For example, on Linked In, attorneys from the … [Read more...]

Will The Howell Doctrine Come To Nevada?

In an earlier post HERE we reported that in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc., the California Supreme Court faced the question of what was the appropriate amount of an injured plaintiff’s recovery.  Should plaintiff recover the amount billed for the medical treatment?  Or should the Plaintiff recover the reduced amount that the health care insurance company had paid to satisfy the doctor’s bill?  In Howell, the California Supreme Court found that an injured plaintiff could recover … [Read more...]