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Estate Of Adams V. Fallini, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 81 (December 29, 2016), Krystina Viernes 2017 Nevada Law Journal

Estate Of Adams V. Fallini, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 81 (December 29, 2016), Krystina Viernes

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court considered whether a party may appeal a district court’s order granting an NRCP 60(b) motion to set aside a final judgment for fraud upon the court. The Court held the district court’s order interlocutory and may not be appealed until a final judgment is entered.The Court held that the district court was not barred from considering the NRCP 60(b) motion and the district court did not abuse its discretion in granting relief based on fraud upon the court.


In Re Dish Network Derivation Litig., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 61 (Sept. 14, 2017), Joseph K. Fabbi 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

In Re Dish Network Derivation Litig., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 61 (Sept. 14, 2017), Joseph K. Fabbi

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that the Auerbach test should be applied when a Special Litigation Committee (SLC) files a motion to defer a derivative claim. A derivative claim is dismissible if the SLC was independent and conducted a good faith investigation when it concluded litigation would not be in the company’s best interest.


Parametric Sound Corp. V. Dist. Ct., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 59 (Sep. 14, 2017), Lucy Crow 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Parametric Sound Corp. V. Dist. Ct., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 59 (Sep. 14, 2017), Lucy Crow

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court clarified its holding in Cohen v. Mirage Resorts, Inc. by adopting the Delaware direct harm test to determine whether a shareholder’s claim is direct or derivative. Under the direct harm test, the Court asks (1) who suffered alleged harm, and (2) who would receive benefit from recovery or another remedy? If the shareholder cannot establish a claim without showing injury to the corporation, the shareholder’s claim fails.


Paliotta V. State Dep’T Of Corrections, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 58 (Sept. 14, 2017), Anna Sichting 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Paliotta V. State Dep’T Of Corrections, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 58 (Sept. 14, 2017), Anna Sichting

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined it must consider the sincere religious beliefs of the individual when evaluating claims under the Free Exercise Clause and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). It is improper to evaluate those claims under the centrality test, which attempts to determine if the individual’s beliefs are central to a tenant of the religion in question. Once the sincere belief is shown, the courts must then fully examine the remaining considerations under the Free Exercise Clause and the RLUIPA.


Franchise Tax Bd. V. Hyatt, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 57 (Sept. 14, 2017), Carmen Gilbert 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Franchise Tax Bd. V. Hyatt, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 57 (Sept. 14, 2017), Carmen Gilbert

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court found that discretionary-function immunity does not apply to intentional bad-faith tort claims. The Court also expressly adopted the false light invasion of privacy right of action in order to fully protect privacy interests. The Court also adopted the sliding scale approach for evaluating IIED claims, holding that increased severity of conduct will require less evidence to prove emotional distress.


Femmes, Migration, Et Prostitution En Europe: Il N’Est Pas Question De “Travail De Sexe”, Anna Zobnina 2017 Réseau européen des femmes migrantes

Femmes, Migration, Et Prostitution En Europe: Il N’Est Pas Question De “Travail De Sexe”, Anna Zobnina

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Cuando Otros Deciden Por Ti: La Eficiencia En La Intervención Judicial De Los Contratos Civiles, Diego Angulo Osorio 2017 ALACDE

Cuando Otros Deciden Por Ti: La Eficiencia En La Intervención Judicial De Los Contratos Civiles, Diego Angulo Osorio

The Latin American and Iberian Journal of Law and Economics

When the supply crosses with the acceptance of the contract, it is an optimal situation because the resources available, in theory, have been assigned efficiently and have been allocated to more valuable uses. However, this optimistic situation will not last forever; over time, it almost always affects the economic balance of the contract. The benefit or consideration becomes more valuable in comparison with the other, becoming too costly to comply with the contract, because the cost-benefit ratio was broken. How can the contractual balance be restored? Two paths are considered. On the one hand, judicialization, on the other renegotiation under ...


Newsroom: Logan Quoted In Bloomberg News On Opiod Litigation 08-16-2017, Jef Feeley, Jared S. Hopkins 2017 Bloomberg News

Newsroom: Logan Quoted In Bloomberg News On Opiod Litigation 08-16-2017, Jef Feeley, Jared S. Hopkins

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: The Violence In Charlottesville 08-14-2017, Michael J. Yelnosky 2017 Roger Williams University School of Law

Newsroom: The Violence In Charlottesville 08-14-2017, Michael J. Yelnosky

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Rural Tel. Co. V. Pub. Util. Comm’N Of Nev., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 53 (Aug. 3, 2017), Marco Luna 2017 Nevada Law Journal

Rural Tel. Co. V. Pub. Util. Comm’N Of Nev., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 53 (Aug. 3, 2017), Marco Luna

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Nevada Supreme Court found that the district court acted within its discretion in dismissing Rural Telephone Company’s (Rural Telephone) petition for judicial review against the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) because the district court did not have authority to grant Rural Telephone’s request for an extension of time to file its opening memorandum of points and authorities, through statute or through its inherent authority.


Upside-Down Juries, Josh Bowers 2017 University of Virginia School of Law

Upside-Down Juries, Josh Bowers

Northwestern University Law Review

The practical disappearance of the jury trial ranks among the most widely examined topics in American criminal justice. But, by focusing on trial scarcity, scholars have managed to tell only part of the story. The unexplored first-order question is whether juries even do their work well. And the answer to that question turns on the kinds of work jury members are typically required to do. Once upon a time, trials turned upon practical reasoning and general moral blameworthiness. Modern trials have come to focus upon legal reasoning and technical guilt accuracy. In turn, the jury has evolved from a flexible ...


Upstanders, Whistle-Blowers, And Rescuers, Martha Minow 2017 SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Upstanders, Whistle-Blowers, And Rescuers, Martha Minow

Utah Law Review

Communities of responsibility and the cultures that nurture them take many steps to build. An important step is to honor remarkable individuals with courage and commitment. Raphael Lemkin, Benjamin Ferencz, Luis Moreno Ocampo, Emmanuel Uwurukundo, Samantha Power, filmmaker Edet Belzberg, and Victor Koningsberger deserve recognition and honor. At the same time, we need to emphasize that an upstander does not need extraordinary qualities. Ordinary people can and do stand up in small and big ways against oppression and injustice. Education can help. Speeches can help. When we honor heroes, we should not simply recognize individual courage. Doing so can help ...


A Novel Tool For Teaching Property: Starting With The Questions, Tim Iglesias 2017 University of San Francisco, School of Law

A Novel Tool For Teaching Property: Starting With The Questions, Tim Iglesias

Tim Iglesias

For most Property Law professors teaching Property Law is both a joy and a challenge. We are convinced of the importance of the subject for law practice and society at large, but we face numerous challenges in the classroom. Our pedagogical objectives vary, but most of us want to teach some doctrine, some policy and some theory. Engaging fruitfully in policy and theoretical debates requires some grasp of doctrine, but many of the doctrines are complex and not intuitive. This essay offers Property Law professors a new tool that will help them teach doctrine more efficiently so that they can ...


Algunas Propuestas De Modificación Al Libro De Derecho De Sucesiones Del Código Civil, Marco Andrei Torres Maldonado 2017 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Algunas Propuestas De Modificación Al Libro De Derecho De Sucesiones Del Código Civil, Marco Andrei Torres Maldonado

Marco Andrei Torres Maldonado

El autor considera que las principales modificaciones al Libro de Sucesiones del Código Civil deberían incidir sobre siete aspectos relevantes: 1) la exclusión por indignidad, la presunción de la herencia; 2) la representación en línea recta; 3) la aplicación de normas sobre modalidades de acto jurídico; 4) la renovación de la revocación; 5) la intervención procesal del albacea; 6) la colación de bienes; y, 7) las cargas de la masa hereditaria.


Concurrencia De Acreedores Y Mejor Derecho De Propiedad. Advocatus.Pdf, Alan A. Pasco Arauco 2017 Universidad San Marcos

Concurrencia De Acreedores Y Mejor Derecho De Propiedad. Advocatus.Pdf, Alan A. Pasco Arauco

Alan A. Pasco Arauco

No abstract provided.


The Next Best Defendant: Examining A Remote Text Sender's Liability Under Kubert V. Best, Christopher P. Edwards 2017 The University of Akron

The Next Best Defendant: Examining A Remote Text Sender's Liability Under Kubert V. Best, Christopher P. Edwards

Akron Law Review

Texting and driving is a dangerous activity that is responsible for many of the avoidable accidents that occur due to distracted driving. While many state legislatures have responded by enacting formal prohibitions on texting and driving, the penalties are far less severe than other forms of distracted driving, namely driving while intoxicated. While a texting driver is exposed to some liability for their conduct, the text sender generally bears no responsibility. While prohibiting texting and driving on the part of the recipient-driver is the more obvious approach to addressing the issue, the very nature of texting requires the participation of ...


Wynn Resorts, Ltd. V. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (July 27, 2017), Elise Conlin 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Wynn Resorts, Ltd. V. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (July 27, 2017), Elise Conlin

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court held that the business judgment rule defense alone does not mandate waiver of attorney-client privilege related to discovery documents. The Court also adopted the “because of” test with a “totality of the circumstances” standard to determine when a document falls under the work-product privilege.


Renfroe V. Lakeview Loan Serv., L.L.C., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 50 (July 27, 2017), Christopher Kelly 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Renfroe V. Lakeview Loan Serv., L.L.C., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 50 (July 27, 2017), Christopher Kelly

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that the NRS 116.3116 provisions that grant homeowners’ associations (HOAs) superpriority lien status for delinquent HOA dues are not preempted by federal law when the first deed of trust on the property in question is insured through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The FHA insurance program at issue contemplates HOA lien priority schemes like NRS 116.3116 specifically. Mortgagees can comply with relevant state and federal law without stifling the purpose of the federal law, and therefore, preemption does not apply.


Self-Help, Reimagined, J. David Griener, Dalie Jimenez, Lois Lupica 2017 Harvard Law School

Self-Help, Reimagined, J. David Griener, Dalie Jimenez, Lois Lupica

Indiana Law Journal

We will never have enough lawyers to serve the civil legal needs of all low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals who must navigate civil legal problems. A significant part of the access-to-justice toolkit must include self-help materials. That much is not new; indeed, the legal aid community has been actively developing pro se guides and forms for decades. But the community has hamstrung its creations in two major ways: first, by focusing these materials almost exclusively on educating LMI individuals about formal law, and second, by considering the task complete once the materials have been made available to self-represented individuals. In ...


Unbefriended And Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates, Thaddeus Mason Pope 2017 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Unbefriended And Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates, Thaddeus Mason Pope

Georgia State University Law Review

The purpose of this Article is to help improve the quality of healthcare decision making for the unbefriended. I hope that this comprehensive and systematic explanation of both the problem and the available solutions will empower both public and clinical policymakers to develop more informed and more circumspect policies and procedures


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