5 Things You Should Do Right After an Auto Accident
People often ask what they should do if they are in an accident. Here are five things you should do if you are involved in an accident. Call 911 if anyone’s injured. If not, then you might call 311. Look for witnesses right away. Are there any third party independent witnesses that saw the accident? […]March 27, 2020
Moving to Strike Fees in a California Quiet Title Action
Issue: Can a defendant in a quiet title action in California properly move to strike a claim for attorney’s fees in a complaint before discovery? Conclusion: Yes, a defendant in a quiet title action in California can move to strike a claim for attorney’s fees in a complaint before discovery if the claim is irrelevant, […]July 18, 2019
Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Nevada?
Many employers want to have their employees sign contracts prohibiting them from working for a competing business after they leave their current job, commonly called “non-compete agreements.” In Nevada, these agreements are allowed, but must meet certain requirements to be enforceable in court. Nevada Supreme Court’s Decision in Golden Road In 2016, the Nevada Supreme […]June 30, 2019
More Than You Want to Know About Renewing Judgments
Generally, a judgment is only valid for six years from the date it was entered. NRS § 11.190(1)(a). This means that if the judgment is not collected within that six-year period, the ability to collect the judgment expires. However, Nevada allows for judgments to be renewed, which if done correctly will continue the judgment for […]June 20, 2019
Litigation: NRCP 54(b) Certification of Partial Summary Judgement
NRCP 54(b) allows a Court to make some orders on a motion for summary judgment final while the rest of the case moves forward. A ruling on partial summary judgment is not final and will not compel action by any party unless it is given finality through NRCP 54(b) certification. See NRCP 54; Allis-Chalmers Corp. […]June 20, 2019
Mediation vs. Arbitration: What is The Difference?
Some people may mistakenly think that mediation and arbitration are synonymous with one another, and while it’s true there are some similarities between these two processes, the differences are considerable. Both mediation and arbitration utilize a neutral third party to oversee the dispute outside of the court system, and both are alternatives to traditional litigation. […]April 25, 2019
What’s The Difference Between Medical And Recreational Marijuana in Nevada?
Now that recreational marijuana has been legal in Nevada for some time, many of you may be wondering what differences exist between the two. While the legalization of recreational weed didn’t change how the medical marijuana program was governed, legal differences between the two may affect whether you decide to apply for a medical card. […]April 19, 2019
7 Steps to Take if You Are in an Accident
Being involved in an accident, whether a car accident or a slip and fall, can be a difficult experience. Here are the steps you should take in case you are in an accident. Seek medical treatment immediately if you are injured. Obtain contact info for witnesses. File a report/call the police. a. If you slip […]April 12, 2019
What You Should Know About Seller’s Disclosures in Nevada
Are you selling a house in Nevada? Are you buying a house in Nevada? Did you already buy a house in Nevada, and since discovered something that is wrong with the house? In any of these cases, you will need to know the requirements of NRS § 113.100 in regard to the seller’s disclosures. Below […]April 3, 2019
Unwritten Litigation Rules: Three Day Notice of Intent to Take Default
The Three Day Notice of Intent to Take Default (“3DN”) is commonly used in Nevada, particularly in the Eighth Judicial District, to notify an opposing attorney that a default will be entered if they do not immediately respond to a lawsuit. However, it can not be found anywhere in the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, […]March 24, 2019