Nevada Supreme Court News

Nevada justices consider attorneys fees under cap law

By Kathy Woods | Nov 6, 2009

Nevada Supreme Court building LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline)-A pending Nevada Supreme Court's decision in a case over contingency fees could fundamentally change medical malpractice litigation in the Silver State.

Nevada SC: Casino not responsible for bounced guest's injuries

By Kathy Woods | Oct 5, 2009

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-- The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled Primadonna Resort, now called Primm Valley Hotel, is not liable for injuries suffered by guest whom had been thrown out of the casino.

Nevada SC upholds smoking ban, rejects criminal sanctions

By Chris Rizo | Sep 25, 2009

Nevada Supreme Court building CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday said the state's ban smoking indoors is constitutional, but rejected criminal prosecutions to uphold the voter-approved law.

Nevada AG mentioned as possible federal judge pick

By Chris Rizo | Aug 19, 2009

Catherine Cortez Masto (D) CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is among names being mentioned for a possible federal judgeship.

Nevada court orders second trial in gambler case

By Kathy Woods | Jul 31, 2009

Nevada Supreme Court building CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court this week ordered a new civil trial for professional gambler James Grosjean, citing attorney misconduct.

Nevada SC approves rules for new foreclosure mediation program

By Chris Rizo | Jun 30, 2009

Nevada Supreme Court building CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday approved rules for its new Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Nevada Supreme Court justice crashes into UPS store

By Chris Rizo | Jun 22, 2009

Kris Pickering LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) - A Nevada Supreme Court justice escaped injury Monday when her car smashed into a UPS store in Las Vegas, a court spokesman said.

Nevada S.C. schedules hearings on foreclosure mediation rules

By Chris Rizo | Jun 11, 2009

Nevada Supreme Court building CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court has scheduled a pair of public meetings for comment on proposed rules for its new Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Nevada Supreme Court drafting foreclosure mediation rules

By Chris Rizo | Jun 5, 2009

James Hardesty CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court has begun drafting rules for mediating foreclosure cases, officials said Friday.

Las Vegas wins court battle against powerful union

By Chris Rizo | May 29, 2009

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that two union-backed measures should not appear on the June 2 Las Vegas municipal ballot.

Report: Nevada should establish judicial evaluation system

By Chris Rizo | May 11, 2009

Ron Parraguirre CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Nevada should adopt a statewide system to evaluate the performance of elected judges, a report from the Nevada Supreme Court's Article 6 Commission said Monday.

Nevada justices hear challenge to smoking ban

By Chris Rizo | Apr 7, 2009

Nevada Supreme Court building CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the state's smoking ban, which critics charge is overly broad and targets bars and taverns but not casinos in the Silver State.

Nevada Supreme Court to hear Las Vegas lawsuit

By Chris Rizo | Mar 12, 2009

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline)-A lawsuit calling for the city of Las Vegas to put two measures on the June 2 citywide ballot will be considered by the Nevada Supreme Court, officials said Thursday.

Nevada Senate votes to create state court of appeals

By Chris Rizo | Feb 25, 2009

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-If Nevada state senators have their way, the Silver State will have a court of appeals to consider cases before the state's Supreme Court.

Nevada AG willing to take 6 percent voluntary salary cut

By Chris Rizo | Jan 23, 2009

Catherine Cortez Masto (D) CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says if state workers are forced to take a pay cut to help the state make ends meet, she will also take a 6 percent pay reduction, her office said Friday.

Newly-elected Nevada justice to be sworn in today

By Chris Rizo | Jan 5, 2009

Mary "Kris" Pickering CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Newly-elected Nevada Supreme Court Justice Mary "Kris" Pickering will be sworn into office today in an installation ceremony at the state Capitol, the court announced.

Nevada judges to get $30,000 raise

By Chris Rizo | Dec 25, 2008

Incoming Nevada Chief Justice James Hardesty CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Even amid the state's budget woes, Nevada judges are set to receive a $30,000 annual pay raise.

Nevada justices block three tax-related ballot petitions

By Chris Rizo | Sep 5, 2008

Nevada Supreme Court building CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Three tax proposals cannot appear on Nevada's Nov. 4 ballot because petition gatherers did not follow a signature collection law, the state Supreme Court ruled.

Nevada Supreme Court to Webcast ballot challenges

By Chris Rizo | Aug 19, 2008

Mark Gibbons CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme on Wednesday will Webcast oral arguments on petition challenges and state ballot questions, the court said.

Nevada ruling blocks some officials from re-election

By Chris Rizo | Jul 25, 2008

Catherine Cortez Masto (D) CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that 21 officials have completed 12 years in office, and cannot run for re-election, in a decision that sides with Attorney General Catherine Masto Cortez.

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