Nevada Appellate Court Summaries

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries 5-8-20

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: Arson:  Nevada’s arson statutes (codified in NRS Chapter 205) plainly require the State to prove that the defendant “willfully and maliciously” caused a fire, which means the State must […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries 4-1-20

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 statute: (1) Steve Sanson’s articles and emails on behalf of Veterans in Politics International (VIPI) fell within the protections of Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statutes in this case; (2) because […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries 3-2-20

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 statute: (1) The appellant met her burden of showing that this action was “based upon a good-faith communication in furtherance of the right to petition or the right […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries 2-6-20

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: Criminal procedure: (1) Appellant Norman Keith Flowers urged reversal on appeal based upon multiple grounds, including that the district court accepted testimonial hearsay in violation of the Confrontation Clause, […]

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 […]