As reported a few weeks ago, your favorite Nevada Insurance, Coverage and Trucking law blogger, Mike Mills of Bauman, Lowe, Witt and Maxwell was asked to present at the annual Defense Research Institute (DRI) annual Insurance Claims and Coverage Institute conference. The conference convened in Chicago in April.
Mike presented “Evolution of Independent Counsel: The Nevada Experience” to almost 500 DRI members and attendees including defense & coverage counsel and insurance claims professionals. Mike highlighted the recent Nevada case of State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 74, 357 P.3d 338 (2015). He used Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups© to teach an object lesson about of the foundation behind the idea of independent counsel and how that idea functions in various states. He explained how Nevada has followed California’s Cumis model of independent counsel and discussed issues yet to be resolved. [Continue reading]