Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Settlement, Unsettled

The claimant’s counsel makes a policy limit demand. After receiving authority to settle for the liability limits, you tender the policy limit and your company’s standard Release.  Claimant’s counsel rejects the Release.  Instead, counsel insists on a Covenant Not to Execute.  Why would the attorney do that? This post will hopefully give you more information regarding the distinctions between these two types of settlement documents and the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is the … [Read more...]

It’s Nevada, not Nev-ah-da . . . Happy Nevada Day!

Before it was a political issue in the presidential race, it was an issue in my family.  Relatives from out of state just could not get the name right.  And like a certain candidate, my relatives insisted that the linguistic pronunciation was correct.    However, the pronunciation represents the duality and independence of the state it identifies.  The cowboy boots and bolo ties worn by attorneys and judges in court have given way to the brogues and ties of other jurisdictions.  Our eponymous … [Read more...]

Eat Lunch with the Judges and Improve Your Practice

Who says that there is no free lunch?  On the second Tuesday of every month in Courtroom 15D or 15B at 12:05 PM, lunch is free and the conversation is lively at the Civil Bench Bar meetings.  The Nevada office of Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell had the pleasure of sponsoring April’s Civil Bench Bar luncheon allowing attorney Aileen Cohen to speak with the attendees about our firms practice areas and services, including the Trucking, Insurance and Coverage and Bad Faith law blogs. But food and … [Read more...]