Court News

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (10-24-19)

The content of this post was written by Joe Tommasino for COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA).* Supreme Court of Nevada: Community property: (1) A district court has significant discretion when determining whether to grant or deny a non-employee spouse’s request for pension payments before the employee spouse has retired, […]

EJDC Order Rotates Judicial Assignments for Certain Matters

Court Order Addresses Management of Postconviction Petitions of Habeas Corpus, Judicial Settlement Program, Reassigning of Adult Guardianship, Minor’s Compromise, and Probate Cases On November 22, 2019, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed an order in the administrative matter of assigning postconviction petitions for writs of habeas corpus involving calculation of credits; assigning management of the […]

EJDC Order Adopts Policy on Public Access to Administrative Records

The Eighth Judicial District Court (EJDC) now has a policy on public access to administrative records. The policy is stated in the Administrative Order 19-06 (AO-16) and applies to public access to administrative records of the EJDC that are maintained by the district court administration only. The policy does not apply to case records of […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (10-1-19)

The content of this post was written by Joe Tommasino for COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA).* Supreme Court of Nevada Attorney discipline: The State Bar proved that attorney James A. Colin made statements in pleadings to the court concerning the integrity of several justices that he knew to be […]

Investiture Ceremony for U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Albregts

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada will host the formal investiture ceremony of The Honorable Daniel J. Albregts, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Nevada. The event starts at 5:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following at the Las Vegas Country Club. Members of […]

EJDC Court Orders to Effect Filing Requirements

On October 2, 2019, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed an order in the administrative matter of procedures related to conformity to applicable filing requirements. See Administrative Order 19-05 (AO 19-05) available as PDF file to download: EJDC-AO-19-05. The order addresses issues related to the supervising of administrative business of the Eighth Judicial District Court, […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (9-9-19)

The content of this post was written by Joe Tommasino for COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA).* Supreme Court of Nevada Administrative decisions: (1) NRS Chapter 233B provides a mechanism for a party aggrieved by a final administrative decision to petition a district court for judicial review, and a party […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (8-2-19)

The content of this post was written by Joe Tommasino for COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA).* Supreme Court of Nevada Attorney’s fees: Attorney’s fees incurred by a plaintiff in bringing a two-party breach-of-contract claim against a defendant do not constitute special damages under the narrow and limited exceptions recognized […]