As a practice, when a minor causes damage or injury, the plaintiff will name as defendants both the minor and the parents. There are a variety of theories under which the parents can be held liable for the minor’s acts. See HERE for example. If the minor’s acts appear to have been intentional, one of theory of recovery is a Nevada statute. N.R.S. 41.470 imposes limited vicarious liability on parents whose minor children willfully cause damage to others. The statute reads: NRS 41.470 … [Read more...]
Parents Are Statutorily Liable For Damages Willfully Caused By Their Minor Children Up To $10,000, But Are Those Damages Covered?
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In our previous blog post, Dram Shop Wonderland, we addressed attempts that have been made over the years by Nevada lawyers to impose liability on bar, tavern and hotel owners for injuries and damages caused by their inebriated guests. We noted that despite compelling circumstances, the courts have not imposed liability. The court’s argument has been that if dram shop liability is to be imposed, it must be done by the Nevada legislature. It has been 13 years since the last attempt to … [Read more...]
Under the right set of facts, the owner of a car can be liable for the driver’s actions. CLICK HERE. So you ask, just who is the “owner” of a vehicle in Nevada for liability purposes? This precise issue was raised in the Nevada Supreme Court case of Barr v. Gaines, 103 Nev. 548, 746 P.2d 634 (1987). In Barr, an injured motorist brought suit against the father of the driver of a car, arguing that, as the registered owner of the car, the father was vicariously liable. The father argued … [Read more...]