Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

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...]

Congratulations to our own Carrie McCrea Hanlon, Esq. for her decisive victory on behalf of client Alaska Airlines.

Carrie McCrea Hanlon of Mills & Associates won a defense verdict in favor of defendant Alaska Airlines in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada case of Ginena v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., 2:04-CV-01304-MMD-CWH.  The Las Vegas Review Journal reports on Carrie’s success HERE.  Alaska Airlines is a small but fast growing airline and is proud that this case will establish an important precedent that will benefit carriers nationwide.  (Click HERE for a recent New York Times article … [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...]


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...]

Short Stack ? ? ?

No we're not talking about pancakes.  Instead, we are talking about when and how cases filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada make it to trial.  Please allow me to explain. Most of the counties in Nevada don’t have a problem getting cases to trial.  Normally, in those counties, when a trial is set, that is the date that the trial proceeds.  Clark County, the county in which Las Vegas is located, is the exception to the rule. The population boom in Clark County … [Read more...]