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Tired Of Arbitration? Additional Adr Options

n Clark and Washoe counties, where a civil case has a value of $50,000 or less, the parties usually participate in Mandatory Court-Annexed Arbitration. However, under N.R.S. 38.258 and the Nevada Supreme Court Rules Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution, the parties can agree to use other alternative dispute resolution options in lieu of, during or following non-binding arbitration. For example, the parties can opt out of the court-annexed arbitration program and opt into:1028811_make_a_deal_1


Short Trial, or

Settlement Conference


This statute anticipates that if the parties agree, they can use any or all of these options. Settlement conferences and mediations are familiar to all involved in litigation. Both are non-binding programs where a mediator or a judge intervenes to attempt to bring the parties together to settle the case. Short Trials are jury trials using between 4-6 jurors and are normally conducted in a day. For more information on Short Trials, please see other posts under that Category.

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Mr. Mills practices in the area of civil litigation and appeals, with particular experience in matters involving trucking liability, insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, products liability and defense of personal injury. Mr. Mills is a member of the Trucking Insurance Defense Association, the Defense Research Institute Trucking Committee and the Nevada Motor Transport Association. Mr. Mills is licensed to practice before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Utah Supreme Court. He is also licensed to appear before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Nevada and Utah, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Mills has created 3 Blogs for the benefit of the insurance industry. He serves as editor and publisher of the Nevada Insurance Law Blog, the Nevada Coverage and Bad Faith Blog and the Nevada Trucking Law Blog.

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