Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Las Vegas…Thoughts and Prayers

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 directly affected by the events in town on Sunday. We have been mobilizing to help.  So many people have been giving blood that the system is overwhelmed.  They have had to bring in new blood trucks from California and Utah.  We are glad to have such … [Read more...]

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 complained that they had been injured by the release of perchloroethylene, sometimes called PEC or PERC.  PEC is used in dry cleaning and as an industrial degreaser and spot remover. Of the PEC release, a local newspaper wrote: The chemical bled … [Read more...]

BLWM attends LVDL Summer Event at TopGolf Las Vegas

Aileen Cohen and Mike Mills of BLWM attended the Las Vegas Defense Lawyer’s Summer Event at TopGolf Las Vegas. Many of the judges and justices from across the state attended. The Event was successful in big part based because of the contributions of many great LVDL’s sponsors but also because of the all of the members who attended. If you have questions about defense, coverage or trucking in Nevada, don’t hesitate to contact Mike Mills or Aileen Cohen at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell … [Read more...]

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY ! ! !

The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Labor Day Holiday! In 1894 Labor Day was designated a federal holiday to be celebrated on the first Monday in September. The force of American labor has contributed to the high standard of living which we enjoy in the United States. That’s why each year we pay tribute on Labor Day to the creators of so much of our … [Read more...]

The Duty To Defend Continues Through The Entire Litigation

Once the duty to defend arises, the insurer's duty continues throughout the entire litigation.  United Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Frontier Ins. Co., 120 Nev. 678, 687, 99 P.3d 1153, 1158 (Nev. 2004).  The duty to defend continues until final resolution of the claim.  Allstate Ins. Co. v. Miller, 125 Nev. 300, 309, 212 P.3d 318, 325 (2009).  An insurance company may not terminate its duty to defend by depositing the insurance proceeds with the court when the policy terms are ambiguous as to whether the … [Read more...]