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Summary Of Shuette V. Beazer Homes Holding Corp., 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 82, Joshua Benson Jan 2005

Summary Of Shuette V. Beazer Homes Holding Corp., 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 82, Joshua Benson

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Beazer Homes constructed and sold 206 single-family residences between 1994 and 1999 on a 40-acre residential subdivision. In April 2000, three homeowners, individually, and as proposed class representatives, filed a complaint against Beazer Homes alleging constructional defects to their homes. The complaint alleged that their houses’ foundations and concrete slabs were damaged by expansive soils, a condition in which the soils beneath a house expand when exposed to water and contract when the soil dries. This condition can cause a house’s foundation and concreted slab to crack and separate. The plaintiffs also alleged over 30 additional constructional defects unrelated ...


Summary Of Cheung V. Dist. Ct., 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 83, 124 P.3d 550, Richard D. Chatwin Jan 2005

Summary Of Cheung V. Dist. Ct., 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 83, 124 P.3d 550, Richard D. Chatwin

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Plaintiff Amy Cheung was involved in a two-car accident with defendant Amber Schlauder. Cheung retained an attorney and sued Schlauder in the Las Vegas Township Justice Court, seeking $5,000 for medical expenses. Schlauder also retained an attorney and filed a motion to move the case from “small claims court to justice’s court” in order for Schlauder to receive a jury trial.2 The motion was denied by the small claims referee on the grounds that small claims court and justice court are one in the same. The referee also found Schlauder liable in the amount of $5,000 ...