Court News

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 […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (7-1-19)

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 Criminal procedure: (1) Nevada follows Maryland v. Craig, 497 U.S. 836, 850 (1990), to determine whether a witness’s testimony at trial via two-way audiovisual transmission violates a defendant’s right […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (5-3-19)

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:  Alimony: Alimony can be just and equitable even when not based on financial need; however, the alimony award in this case must be reversed because the receiving spouse’s share […]

Announcing U.S. Magistrate Judge Elayna Youchah

Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, is pleased to announce that Elayna J. Youchah has been selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable George W. Foley, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judge Foley will be retiring […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (3-31-19)

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:  Foreclosure: (1) Each party in a quiet-title action has the burden of demonstrating superior title in himself or herself; (2) once a bid is accepted and payment is made, […]

Announcing U.S. Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler

Nevada’s new federal court magistrate to be sworn in today Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, is pleased to announce that Brenda Weksler has been selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Peggy A. Leen, United States Magistrate Judge in […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (3-1-19)

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:  Foreclosure Mediation Program (FMP):    Where an individual has been appointed special administrator of an estate that includes residential real property, the special administrator resides in the property as his […]