Federal Diversity of Corporations Under Hertz Corp. v. Friend et al

In a decision likely to have significant consequences for federal subject-matter jurisdiction, Hertz Corp. v. Friend et al., No. 08-1107 (U.S. February 23, 2010), the United States Supreme Court clarified a jumble of approaches used by the lower federal courts and endorsed the “nerve center” test for determining a corporation’s principal place of business for […]

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Personal Jurisdiction in Nevada

LEGAL STANDARD TO DETERMINE PERSONAL JURISDICTION             On a motion to dismiss, the plaintiff bears the burden of establishing personal jurisdiction is proper.  College Source, Inc. v. Academy One, Inc., 653 F. 3d 1066, 1073 (9thCir. 2011).  A court may not assume the truth of allegations in a pleading that are contradicted by affidavit.  Id. […]

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Tolling Agreements in Nevada (Contractually Modified Statutes of Limitation)

For decades, there was some lingering doubt about how the Nevada Supreme Court just would treat tolling agreement.  Finally, in 2013, the Nevada Supreme Court addressed the issue regarding contractually modified statutes of limitations periods.  In HolcombCondominium Homeowner’s Association v. Stewart Venture LLC., 300 P.3d124 (Nev. 2013), the court stated as follows:   “Whether a party may contractually modify […]

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Which State’s Law Applies When Attacking Foreign Judgments?

  The Nevada supreme court in Clint Hurt & Associates vs. Silver State Oil and Gas Co. Inc., 111 Nev. 1086, 901 P.2d 703 (Nev. 1995) explained that:   “The full faith and credit clause of the United States Constitution demands that Nevada courts respect the final judgment of a state, absent a showing of […]

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Sample Form Motion to Strike Request for Trial De Novo in Clark County, Nevada

MSTDN G. MARK ALBRIGHT, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 001394 WILLIAM H. STODDARD, JR.,ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 008679 ALBRIGHT,STODDARD, WARNICK & ALBRIGHT 801 South Rancho Drive, SuiteD-4 Las Vegas, NV  89106 Tel:     (702)384-7111 Fax:    (702)384-0605 gma@albrightstoddard.com bstoddard@albrightstoddard.com Attorneys for Plaintiff/Counterdefendant   EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA   HARSCH INVESTMENT PROPERTIES –  NEVADA, LLC, an […]

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Sample Nevada Form Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

D. CHRIS ALBRIGHT, ESQ. NevadaBar No. 004904 ALBRIGHT, STODDARD, WARNICK & ALBRIGHT 801 South Rancho Dr., Suite D-4 Las Vegas, NV 89106 Tel:  (702) 384-7111 Fax: (702) 384-0605 dca@albrightstoddard.com Attorneys for Defendants UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT   DISTRICT OF NEVADA MARIO SCIORTINO, an individual, and UNIQUE RV & AUTO WORKS, INC., dba UNIQUE MOVIE CARS,   […]

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