TheNevadaSupremeCourthasconsistentlydistinguishedtheconceptsof ordinary or gross negligence from the concepts of willful or wanton misconduct



Suchnegligenceismanifestlyasmalleramountof watchfulness and circumspection than the circumstances require of a prudent man. But it falls short of being such reckless disregard of probable consequences as is equivalent to a willful and intentional wrong. Ordinary and gross negligence differ in degree of inattention, while both differ in kind from willful and intentional conduct which is or ought to be known to have a tendency to injure. Davies v. Butler, 95 Nev. 763, 776, 602 P.2d 605, 613 (1979).


Wanton Misconduct

Involves an intention to perform an act that the actor knows, or should know, will very probably cause harm. To be wanton, such conduct must be beyond the routine. There must be some act of perversity, depravity or oppression. Id. Willful and Wanton Conduct - Willful or wanton misconduct is intentional wrongful conduct, done either with knowledge that serious injury to another will probably result, or with a wanton or reckless disregard of the possible results. Davies v. Butler, 95 Nev. 763, 769, 602 P.2d 605 (1979).