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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...]

Got Questions?

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...]

Wrongful Death In Nevada

America’s legal system was built upon the precedents of Old English Common Law. The Common Law legal system did not allow claims for wrongful death. In Old England, if a working man was run over and killed by a negligent cart driver, the dead man’s family could not sue for compensation caused by the death. However, if the man were run over but did not die, he could bring suit, and collect money damages. Over the years, the injustice of this situation was recognized and addressed. Statutes were … [Read more...]

Survival Actions

As the old saying goes, “You can’t take it with you”.  Under old English common law, that saying seemed to rule the day.  Back then, when a claimant died, so did his or her claim against a tortfeasor.  In response to this drastic and unpredictable consequence, laws were passed that allowed the claim to survive, even if the claimant did not.  Called a survival action, these statutes gave the estate of the decedent authority to prosecute a claim for injuries which accrued prior to the decedent’s … [Read more...]