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Nevada Supreme Court Enforces Employee Exclusion

Employee Exclusion EnforcedPacific Clay Products makes concrete pipes.  Pacific Clay Products telle its driver, Mr. Wambolt, to deliver a load of concrete pipes to Ace Plumbing & Heating in Las Vegas, Nevada.

When Mr. Wambolt arrives in Las Vegas, he needs a forklift to unload the pipes.  Lucky for Wambolt, Ace Plumbing & Heating has a forklift available.  Ace rented it from A-1 Inland Rentals.  Sadly for Wambolt, the forklift is defective.  The forklift seat is broken causing Wamblot injury.  Wambolt sues A-1 Inland Rentals and Ace Plumbing & Heating hoping to recover for his injuries.

A-1 Inland Rental has its own insurance through Industrial Indemnity.  Industrial Indemnity is an additional insured on the Commercial Auto Policy issued by Fidelity-Phenix insurance to Pacific Clay Products, Mr. Wambolt’s employer.  [Continue reading]

Let’s Appreciate and Remember Our Veterans; on Veterans Day and Everyday

Officially we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11. Americans honor the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom. They include past and present members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, … [Continue reading]

The Nevada Court of Appeals Follows a Push-Down Model

At the time that the Nevada Law Blogs last treated the Nevada Court System, there was no Nevada Court of Appeals. Since then, things have changed. So how about an update regarding appeals in Nevada. In 2014, the Nevada voters approved the creation … [Continue reading]

Las Vegas…Thoughts and Prayers

Welcome to Las Vegas

All of us at BLWM appreciate those around the country who are praying for us in Las Vegas.  We are grateful for all the support and concern. The caring emails, texts, and phone calls are too numerous to count. I am thankful that my family was not … [Continue reading]

Insurance Company owes No Duty to Defend where Policy includes Enforceable Pollution Exclusion

Back in the 2000s, Al Phillips the Cleaner, a Las Vegas dry cleaner, had a location in the Maryland Square Shopping Center near the Boulevard Mall.  A Ted Wiens Auto Service Center was just across the street. Residents of the Maryland Square area … [Continue reading]