Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Using Proper Bluebook Citation When Referencing Nevada Law Blog Articles

We gathered in the conference room of an upscale Plaintiff’s firm in Las Vegas. The attorneys exchanged their exhibits and agreed on discovery deadlines. As the meeting adjourned, the Pl aintiff’s attorney turned to me and said “So let me tell you a story about your Nevada Law Blogs.” I was all ears. He explained that a few months earlier he was facing a defense motion in an underinsured motorist suit in the Clark County District Court. The attorney explained that the Defendant’s brief was … [Read more...]

The Accident Report Favors Our Driver. Liability’s A Lock! Or Is It?

A taxi cab hits the back of a small pickup truck.  Witnesses place blame on the cab.  The officer tickets the cabbie.  The officer prepares a traffic accident report.  The report says the cab driver is at-fault. When trial comes around, the judge admits the traffic report into evidence.  In the case of Frias v. Valle, 101 Nev. 219, 698 P.2d 875 (1985), the Nevada Supreme Court reviewed the evidence and sent the case back to be tried again.  But why? The Court explained the traffic accident … [Read more...]