Nevada Appellate Court Summaries

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (1-3-20)

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: Anti-SLAPP statutes: When determining if protected communications are made in “good faith” under Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statutes, a court must consider the “gist or sting” of the communications as a […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (12-2-19)

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: Confrontation Clause: (1) The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a defendant in a criminal prosecution the right to confront the witnesses against him or her, but […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]