Nevada Supreme Court News

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Lewis Brisbois opens Reno/Tahoe, Nevada Office

By Press release submission | Nov 16, 2018

Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce the expansion of its presence in Nevada by joining forces with former law firm GeorgesonAngaran.

Nev. newspaper to get docs relating to allegations of hostile behavior by Clark County School District trustee

By John Sammon | Nov 13, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court on Oct. 25 affirmed a district court decision ordering release of documents to a newspaper reporter investigating allegations of abuse by a school trustee, but ruled further names of victims to be redacted.

Nevada Supreme Court affirms dismissal of $6 million lawsuit against Fiesta Palms

By Chandra Lye | Oct 30, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Nevada’s Supreme Court has affirmed a district court's decision deny a motion of relief after the court dismissed a personal injury lawsuit against Fiesta Palms.

Nevada Supreme Court: Workers' Comp only recourse for Harrah's employee who suffered stroke

By Carrie Salls | Sep 24, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Nevada upheld a ruling by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County that granted a summary judgment in favor of Harrah’s Las Vegas LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a lawsuit filed by an employee who suffered a stroke on-the-job at Harrah’s, according to a Sept. 13 opinion.

Nevada Supreme Court denies Minimum Wage Amendment relief to cab company

By Melissa Busch | Mar 30, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court on March 16 denied Western Cab's petition for extraordinary relief under the state’s Minimum Wage Amendment, which allows employers to pay lower wages to employees when they also offer them health benefits.

Nevada Supreme Court clarifies confusions on minimum wage law

By Michelle de Leon | Jan 5, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court has released two separate rulings to clarify the widely controversial issues linked to the Minimum Wage Amendment made to the Nevada Constitution.

Former Nev. AG Masto will be in tight race for Reid seat; ATRA expects her to be 'beholden' to plaintiffs bar

By Amanda Robert | Sep 18, 2015

Catherine Cortez Masto found herself in a comfortable spot one night last month, spending the evening with President Barack Obama, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and dozens of other supporters who want to elect her to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

New chief justice picked for Nev. SC

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 5, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - James W. Hardesty has been named chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Pfizer challenges agreement between Nev. AG, contingency fee attorneys

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 31, 2014

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Pfizer, Inc., is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to hear its argument against the contingency fee agreement entered into by private attorneys who are representing the state Attorney General's Office in a lawsuit against it.

Nev. SC overturns dismissal of cab drivers' minimum wage arguments

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2014

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled in a 4-3 decision that a district court erred in holding that the Minimum Wage Amendment did not entirely replace the existing statutory minimum wage scheme, which exempts taxicab drivers from its minimum wage provisions.

Nev. SC overturns $6M verdict for man injured during Monday Night Football at Palms Casino

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 12, 2014

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $6 million verdict against the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in a lawsuit brought by a man who was allegedly injured there by a football fan diving for a souvenir.

Neveda SC tightens 'open and obvious danger' doctrine

By Nathan Bass | Dec 31, 2012

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court overruled a trial court's grant of summary judgment to Costco in the case of a man who alleged injuries from tripping and falling over a pallet placed in a store aisle.

Nev. AG Masto loses Enron-related antitrust case

By John O'Brien | Oct 2, 2012

Masto CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has lost an antitrust case that alleged Reliant Energy made a secret deal with now-bankrupt Enron Corp.

Nev. SC: 'Mode of operation' doesn't apply to sit-down eateries

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 21, 2012

Douglas CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court ruled last week that the "mode of operation" approach to premises liability does not extend to sit-down restaurants.

Nev. SC rules short-sale agreement is enforceable

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 3, 2012

Gibbons CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court ruled last week in favor of a mortgage company in a foreclosure mediation matter.

Nev. SC says statute allows liability to be split

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 8, 2012

Parraguirre CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court says the state's comparative negligence statute allows liability to be split between a negligent tortfeasor and an intentional tortfeasor.

Report: Drug company settles lawsuits for more than $250 million

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 23, 2012

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. reportedly will pay more than $250 million to settle nearly 100 lawsuits over the sedative propofol.

Nev. SC resolves redistricting dispute

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 7, 2011

Miller CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday denied a petition by Secretary of State Ross Miller to intervene in a court-conducted redistricting process.

Nev. GOP tells SOS to stay out of redistricting process

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 25, 2011

Miller CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Republican Party, in a filing Monday, says Secretary of State Ross Miller's emergency petition for writ of mandamus to intervene in a court-conducted redistricting process is inappropriate.

Nev. SC won't consider taxicab company's writ petition

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 6, 2011

Hardesty CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court, after rehearing a case involving a taxicab company, says it will not "exercise its discretion" to consider a writ petition by the company challenging a denial of summary judgment.

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