Nevada Supreme Court
Clarifies the Foreseeability
Element of Nevada’s Law
A recent case allowed the Nevada
Supreme Court to address a disconnect
between Nevada’s statutory limitation
on innkeeper liability, codified at NRS
§ 651.015, and the Nevada Supreme
Court decision rendered in Doud v. Las
Vegas Hilton Corp., 109 Nev. 1096
(1993). In Doud, the Nevada Supreme
Court addressed the four elements
a plaintiff must establish to succeed
on a negligence claim for...
Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
The amount of compensation for a personal injury will primarily depend on the severity of the injury. Serious injuries (such as broken bones, severed limbs, brain damage) that cause intense physical pain and suffering will tend to receive the highest injury settlements.
Aside from compensation for injuries, the injured person can also get compensated for how the injuries have affected his or her life. An example, a keen cricketer suffers a wrist injury...
You may be asking, "What is my injury case worth?" There are thousands of variables which determine the value of a personal injury case and most of these variables become known long after a lawyer is retained. Asking "What is my case worth" is like asking a car dealer what a car is worth when s/he hasn't seen the car or even know what kind of car. Thus, it is impossible to for a lawyer to know the true value of a case in the beginning of the case. It is also impossible to for another lawyer...
The following points should be carefully considered when you are contemplating settling your lawsuit out of court instead of going to trial:
Amount the lawsuit is worth;
Length of trial;
How long it will take to go to trial;
Possible delays in getting to trial and/or length of trial;
Your honest assessment of the chances of winning at trial;
Whether there are similar cases achieving positive or negative results;
If there could be unfavorable publicity for either side if there is a...
When someone slips or trips and falls at a person’s home, in a store, or on a sidewalk, one of the most common questions is: “Who’s responsiblePremises liability is the legal responsibility that property owners have for injuries that occur on their property due to slip and fall accidents. If a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition – such as a wet floor with no caution sign – the property owner may be fully responsible. In general, property owners are...
Most retirement plans, annuities and life insurance policies let you decide what should become of your assets in the event of your demise through the designation of beneficiaries. The primary beneficiary or beneficiaries inherit first. If they are dead or they die with you, your assets go to any secondary beneficiaries you have named.
You will need to name names. And you will need to determine what percentage of your assets go to each beneficiary.
Beneficiaries can include those who leap...
First party carriers' medical repayment obligations under casualty contracts
It need not be all that complicated, but current law is confusing. The issue arises when a plaintiff pursues a personal injury case in which the plaintiff's own insurer paid medical bills. While the language varies by contract, insurance policies require repayment of medical monies advanced if the plaintiff collects from the tortfeasor or his third party insurer.The California State Bar has disciplined attorneys...
In recent years, bankruptcy courts around the country have been divided over whether a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filer can continue to make payroll contributions to a retirement plan during the Chapter 13 repayment period. In a recent case, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the 9th Circuit ruled that Chapter 13 debtors cannot continue such voluntary contributions during Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In re Parks, No. 11-1366 (9th Cir. BAP, Aug. 6, 2012).
No Voluntary Retirement Plan Contributions...