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Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

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Summary Of Flamingo Hilton V. Gilbert, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 108, Aubree Nielsen Dec 2006

Summary Of Flamingo Hilton V. Gilbert, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 108, Aubree Nielsen

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Appeal from a district court order denying a petition for judicial review in a workers’ compensation matter.


Summary Of In Re Christensen, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 111, Erin Phillips Dec 2006

Summary Of In Re Christensen, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 111, Erin Phillips

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Pursuant to NRAP 5, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada certified five questions to the Nevada Supreme Court concerning the interpretation of NRS 21.090(1)(g), which provides for the exemption of a certain percentage of a debtor’s disposable earnings.


Summary Of Johnson V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 113, Jason Ray Dec 2006

Summary Of Johnson V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 113, Jason Ray

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Appeal from a death sentence and conviction by jury of four counts of first degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon, among other crimes, after a death sentence entered by a three judge panel was appealed and vacated.


Summary Of Linthicum V. Rudi, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 120, Robert Stephens Dec 2006

Summary Of Linthicum V. Rudi, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 120, Robert Stephens

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Appeal from an order of the Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, dismissing plaintiffs’ action regarding an amendment to a revocable inter vivos trust. Moreover, plaintiffs appeal the Second Judicial District Court’s denial of their motion to be appointed as guardians ad litem and the award of attorney fees to the defendant.


Summary Of Matter Of Parental Rights As To A.J.G., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 117, Jenny Routheaux Dec 2006

Summary Of Matter Of Parental Rights As To A.J.G., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 117, Jenny Routheaux

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Appeal of a district court order terminating parental rights.


Summary Of Matter Of Petition Of Phillip A. C., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 109, Erin Phillips Dec 2006

Summary Of Matter Of Petition Of Phillip A. C., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 109, Erin Phillips

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Appeal from a district court order vacating the adoption of a minor child.


Summary Of Santana V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 121, Robert Stephens Dec 2006

Summary Of Santana V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 121, Robert Stephens

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Appeal from a conviction in the Eighth Judicial District Court of 19 counts of coercion resulting in five consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole and fourteen concurrently running life sentences. Appellant argues that the jury instructions did not instruct the jury to apply the reasonable person test and therefore seeks a new trial.


Summary Of Skender V. Brunsonbuilt Constr. & Dev. Co., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 11, Chris Stein Dec 2006

Summary Of Skender V. Brunsonbuilt Constr. & Dev. Co., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 11, Chris Stein

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Appeal from a district court judgment entered on a jury verdict in a constructional defect case and an order awarding interest, costs, and attorney fees.


Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux Dec 2006

Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux

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Appeal of a district court order granting a petition for judicial review and reversing a decision of the Nevada State Board of Equalization that affirmed property tax assessments in Washoe County.


Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux Dec 2006

Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal of a district court order granting a petition for judicial review and reversing a decision of the Nevada State Board of Equalization that affirmed property tax assessments in Washoe County.


Summary Of Summers V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 112, Jason Ray Dec 2006

Summary Of Summers V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 112, Jason Ray

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Appeal from a judgment of conviction, entered after jury verdict, for first-degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon, and assault with the use of a deadly weapon, attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon, and assault with the use of a deadly weapon, and from sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Summary Of Thomas V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 114, 148 P.3d 727, James Robertson Dec 2006

Summary Of Thomas V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 114, 148 P.3d 727, James Robertson

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Appeal from a death sentence following a second penalty hearing conducted pursuant to a remand by the Nevada Supreme Court.


Summary Of Washoe Med. Ctr. V. Dist. Ct., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 110, Aubree Nielsen Dec 2006

Summary Of Washoe Med. Ctr. V. Dist. Ct., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 110, Aubree Nielsen

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An appeal involving an issue of first impression – whether a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action may amend her complaint, under NRCP 15(a), to comply with NRS 41A.071, which requires that complaints for medical malpractice be accompanied by a medical expert affidavit.


Summary Of Rocker V. Kpmg Llp, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 101, 148 P.3d 703, Matt Lay Dec 2006

Summary Of Rocker V. Kpmg Llp, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 101, 148 P.3d 703, Matt Lay

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Appeal from an order of the Eighth Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, granting motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and failure to plead with particularity.


Summary Of Rosas V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 106, Sherry Moore Dec 2006

Summary Of Rosas V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 106, Sherry Moore

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The district court convicted Appellant of committing battery upon an officer and rejected Appellant’s proffered jury instruction on the crime resisting a public officer, a lesser-included offense of battery upon an officer.s


Summary Of Millen V. Dist. Ct., Nev. Adv. Op. No. 105, Sherry Moore Dec 2006

Summary Of Millen V. Dist. Ct., Nev. Adv. Op. No. 105, Sherry Moore

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The district court judge disqualified petitioner’s counsel because petitioner’s counsel was on the judge’s recusal list. Petitioner filed a writ of mandamus to prevent the district court judge’s disqualification of her attorney from representing her at trial.


Summary Of Mitchell V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 107, Aubree Nielsen Dec 2006

Summary Of Mitchell V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 107, Aubree Nielsen

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Appeal from the denial of a post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a criminal case.


Summary Of Calvin V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 100, Michelle L'Hommedieu Dec 2006

Summary Of Calvin V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 100, Michelle L'Hommedieu

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NRS 178.400, Nevada's standard for a defendant's competency to stand trial, conforms to the standard set out by the United States Supreme Court in Dusky v. United States.


Summary Of Brent G. Theobald Constr. V. Richardson Constr., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 98, Michelle L'Hommedieu Dec 2006

Summary Of Brent G. Theobald Constr. V. Richardson Constr., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 98, Michelle L'Hommedieu

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No abstract provided.


Summary Of State V. Rincon, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 99, Michelle L'Hommedieu Dec 2006

Summary Of State V. Rincon, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 99, Michelle L'Hommedieu

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A motorist is driving below the speed limit is, by itself, insufficient to give rise to a reasonable suspicion of driving while intoxicated warranting an investigative stop. While reasonable suspicion is not a stringent standard, it requires more than a mere observation that a motorist is driving slowly. There must be additional indicia of erratic driving or unusual behavior before a reasonable suspicion arises justifying an investigative stop. Where no reasonable suspicion exists, an inquiry stop may nonetheless be justified under the community caretaking doctrine when a police officer has an objectively reasonable belief that a slow driver is in ...


Summary Of Estes V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 96, Michael Hammer Nov 2006

Summary Of Estes V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 96, Michael Hammer

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Appeal from a conviction, by jury, of two counts of preventing or dissuading a person from testifying or producing evidence, one count of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of battery with intent to commit a crime, six counts of sexual assault of a minor under 14, two counts of coercion, and two counts of lewdness with a child under 14. The primary issue on appeal was the admissibility of evidence gathered while the Appellant was committed to a mental institution for the purpose of evaluating competency to stand trial.


Summary Of Marquis & Aurbach V. Dist. Ct., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 97, Krystallin Hernandez Nov 2006

Summary Of Marquis & Aurbach V. Dist. Ct., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 97, Krystallin Hernandez

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Parties petition for writs of mandamus challenging district court orders confirming an arbitration award of contingency fees for the original dispute, and denying attorney fees for a subsequent action attempting to enforce the agreement, but awarding costs.


Summary Of Bacher V. State Engineer, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 95, Krystallin Hernandez Nov 2006

Summary Of Bacher V. State Engineer, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 95, Krystallin Hernandez

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No abstract provided.


Summary Of Kay V. Nunez, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 94, Michael Hammer Nov 2006

Summary Of Kay V. Nunez, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 94, Michael Hammer

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a district court order which denied a petition for judicial review and a petition for a writ of mandamus, and challenged the Clark County Board of County Commissioners’ authority to waive development standards.


Summary Of Stockmeier V. Psychological Review Panel, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 50, Gregory A. Hubbard Jun 2006

Summary Of Stockmeier V. Psychological Review Panel, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 50, Gregory A. Hubbard

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Psychological Review Panel (“Psych Panel”) held a hearing to consider whether a prisoner serving consecutive sentences for sex offenses was a threat to society if he were released on parole. The Psych Panel decided not to certify the prisoner for release, partially based on new allegations made by the victim during the hearing. The prisoner filed a district court petition for a writ of mandamus, prohibition, or habeas corpus, challenging the Psych Panel’s actions. The district court denied and dismissed the petition. The Nevada Supreme Court held that the district court abused its discretion in denying and dismissing ...


Summary Of Irving V. Irving, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 44, Christian Hale May 2006

Summary Of Irving V. Irving, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 44, Christian Hale

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal of a district court order granting an annulment for fraud.


Summary Of Mejia V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 43, David T. Gluth May 2006

Summary Of Mejia V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 43, David T. Gluth

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Defendant Mejia appealed a judgment of the Eighth Judicial District Court after a jury convicted him of one count of sexual assault against a minor under 14 years of age and seven counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 years of age. Mejia was sentenced to two concurrent terms of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole in ten years for each count of lewdness.


Summary Of Seput V. Lacayo, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 45, Christian Hale May 2006

Summary Of Seput V. Lacayo, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 45, Christian Hale

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a district court order granting a motion to dismiss an injured pest control worker's tort action against a homeowner for premises liability.


Summary Of Winston Products Co. V. Deboer, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 4, Dustin Howell May 2006

Summary Of Winston Products Co. V. Deboer, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 4, Dustin Howell

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

This case examines “the method used to compute the time for filing motions for judgment as a matter of law and for a new trial and the tolling period to file a notice of appeal when these motions are served by mail or electronic means.”2 This case also addresses the issue of whether tolling motions also toll the time to appeal from a post-judgment order awarding attorney fees and costs.


Summary Of Bass-Davis V. Davis, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 39, Charles R. Cordova, Jr. May 2006

Summary Of Bass-Davis V. Davis, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 39, Charles R. Cordova, Jr.

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No abstract provided.