Wrongful Death Claims From Vaccinations Barred By Ninth Circuit

The Ninth Circuit on September 25, 2012 issued a ruling that bars a Nevada couples’ complaint against Merck & Co., Inc. for the death of their baby from vaccination side effects. Erin and Shawn Holmes appeal to the Ninth Circuit from the Nevada District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor Merck in their diversity […]

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A Guide To Statutes Of Limitations And Repose In Nevada

What Is a “Statute of Limitations” and how does it differ from a “Statute of Repose” A statute of limitations is a law, generally a state statute, which places a very specific time limit or deadline on your right to pursue a particular legal remedy regarding a specific wrongful act and injury. After the expiration […]

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New Legal Protections For Loan Guarantors Under Nevada Law

Guarantors of a purchase-money loan on real property in Nevada are entitled to the anti-deficiency protections afforded under NRS 40.455 through 40.459, which statutes limit the amount of any deficiency judgment to the lesser of either: 1. The amount by which the amount of the indebtedness which was secured exceeds the fair market value of […]

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Albright Stoddard Serves As Local Counsel For Nevada Lawsuits

If you are involved in litigation or any other legal matter in Nevada, we can assist your attorney in any state by acting as their local counsel in Nevada. It is important to build a relationship with a lawyer who can counsel you and your foreign attorney on Nevada’s state specific laws and local procedural […]

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Key Issues In Nevada Law: A History Of Tip Pooling In Nevada

By G. Mark Albright, Esq. NRS 608.160 provides as follows: 1. Is unlawful for any person to: (a) Take all or part of any tips or gratuities bestowed upon the employees of that person. (b) Apply as a credit toward the payment of the statutory minimum hourly wage established by any law of this state […]

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Nevada Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Nevada Corporate Officers & Directors

Recently, the Nevada Supreme Court, in Consipio Holding, BV, et al. v. Carlberg, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 43 (August 9, 2012), held that corporate officers and directors of Nevada corporations can be subject to jurisdiction in the State of Nevada – even if they have never visited the State of Nevada or done any business […]

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Issues in Nevada Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure Transactions

One of the more common forms of real property transactions that the real estate lawyers at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright are regularly engaged to handle are so-called “deed in lieu of foreclosure” transactions or, for shorthand, “deed in lieu” transactions. In a deed in lieu transaction, a lender receives a deed to property from […]

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Nevada Commercial Lease Transactions: Status of Trade Fixtures

Our firm is regularly called upon to answer questions by clients about the status of fixtures in Nevada commercial leases. A chattel is a trade fixture if it is devoted to a trade purpose, regardless of its form or size. A trade fixture is an item that the tenant annexes to the realty to enable […]

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Nevada Corporate and LLC Law and Business Planning

Unfortunately, when many business owners come to our firm to seek advice about problems they are having with their business partners, we quickly learn that because of limited funds, and an even more limited desire to tie up legal issues before starting business together, many very basic issues of proper business legal planning have never […]

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Nevada Water Rights Transfer – Use A Nevada Water Lawyer

Whether it is authentic or not, the quote attributed to Mark Twain that “whiskey is for drinking, but water is for fighting over” could not be more true in our experience dealing with western water law issues – particularly in parched Southwest states like Nevada and Utah where water users’ land value – particularly in […]

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