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Where A Criminal Conviction Creates Liability, The Defense Of Comparative Fault Is Still Available

In the 2005 decision of Langdon v. Matamoros, the Nevada Supreme Court said that a conviction on a misdemeanor traffic ticket is not enough to create per se civil liability under N.R.S. 41.133.  See our treatment of this case by clicking HERE.  But left undecided was question of the scope of liability under N.R.S. 41.133 when the statute was actually triggered.  That question was answered in the recent case of Cromer v. Wilson, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 11 (March 11, 2010).  In Cromer, the Defendant had … [Read more...]