What is the Streisand Effect?
In its simplest terms, the Streisand Effect is the belief that in the modern era efforts to suppress information can sometimes have the opposite effect and draw more attention to the information. This possibility now has several well documented examples of how it works and has become so well known that multiple courts have discussed […]August 27, 2020
Does an Interpreter Cause Waiver of Privilege?
Generally, attorney client privilege is not waived where the third party consultant serves as a “translator” or “interpreter” of the client’s communication with counsel. United States v. Kovel, 296 F. 2d 918 (2 nd Cir. 1961). The court reasoned that the otherwise privileged information does not lose its privileged status because “it is shared in […]August 19, 2020
What Are The Top Three Mistakes People Make When Forming an LLC in Nevada?
What are the top three mistakes people make when forming an LLC in Nevada? One. Making it member managed. We see this all the time. If you want to hide ownership, which is one of the benefits of having an LLC, then you do not make it member managed because then it literally shows the […]August 14, 2020
Can You Invite Potential Customers to Compare Your Product to Another Product Using a Trademarked Name?
By Timothy A. Wiseman Trademark law is designed to serve multiple purposes. Trademark law is intended both to protect consumers from potential confusion and to protect the reputations of producers of goods who invest in creating, advertising, and protecting a trademark. See Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Prods. Co., 514 U.S. 159, 163-64, 115 S. Ct. […]August 12, 2020
It is Sarah Morris’ pleasure and honor to join the Global Advisory Board for Education for Sharing (E4S), an international, non-profit organization with the mission of forming better global citizens from childhood through the power of play. E4S empowers teachers, parents and students from a variety of schools settings to foster awareness about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, civic […]August 10, 2020
How much time do you have to file a civil appeal in Nevada?
By Timothy Wiseman When considering an appeal from a court’s decision in a civil lawsuit it is important to decide promptly because there is a limited time to file an appeal. How much time you have to appeal a decision is normally set by court rules and varies by which court you are appealing from. […]August 3, 2020
What is UM/UIM coverage and how does it relate to Personal Injury?
What is UM/UIM coverage and how does it relate to personal injury cases? This is a topic that came up recently, so I thought it was relevant. UM/UIM coverage stands for uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage. When you get auto insurance for your vehicle, which is required in the state of Nevada right now, […]July 17, 2020
Mortgages and Deeds When it Comes to Cohabitation
I have received many questions over the years about boyfriends/girlfriends on the mortgage, but not on the deed or vice versa. There seems to be a bit of a confusion about this situation. This week, I received a call from a potential client who ended up hiring us and he and his ex-girlfriend own a […]June 26, 2020
What to Look for When Signing a Contract
Before signing a contract, there are general things you should always look out for. We won’t cover everything here because most things are very contract specific, but there are some general things that I can give you tips on. Always make sure that you have the proper parties named in the contract. There are usually […]June 19, 2020
Do Half or Step Children Inherit?
Intestate succession is when someone passes away without an estate plan, then the court has to look to the statutes to determine who will inherit. Those statutes are called intestate succession statutes. Let’s look specifically at how half siblings and stepchildren had an effect on intestate succession. If you do not have a will or […]June 12, 2020