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Las Vegas Defense Lawyers adds Aileen Cohen to Board

At Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell we are pleased to announce that Las Vegas Defense Lawyers (LVDL) members elected Aileen E. Cohen, Esq. to its Board of Directors.  The election took place at the Fifth Annual LVDL Dinner on March 30, 2017. Aileen will be working on LVDL advocacy efforts in support of the civil litigation defense bar before the Nevada Legislature in addition to other ongoing projects to promote LVDL objectives. Las Vegas Defense Lawyers is an organization of attorneys … [Read more...]

The Nevada Court System

The Nevada Supreme Court is the court of last resort.  The court is made up of seven justices divided into two three justice panels and plus the Chief Justice. Nevada has no intermediate court of appeals. District Court (Court of General Jurisdiction): * Ten Judicial Districts broken down geographically * However, from a venue perspective, you can file any case in any District in Nevada. * Civil Jurisdictional from $10,000 to unlimited * Two most active Districts are the Second (nine … [Read more...]

Celebrate Law Day 2011

Gerald Ford said “Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.”  Andrew Jackson said “The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law. “  Republican or Democrat, all acknowledge that the USA is a nation of laws.  In these times of political unrest it is important to remember this country is founded on the rule of law. During the cold war the USSR celebrated May 1 with parades emphasizing military might, and … [Read more...]

Is Clark County A Summary Judgment Black Hole?

“Should We Even Try?” Countless times during my first meeting with the client, I have heard recitations about how unfair it is that the client has to defend against facially unsupportable allegations.  “Can’t you just file a Motion and get us out of this case?” they ask.  My answer has always been “If only it were that easy!” When giving that answer, I wasn’t being insensitive.  I was just passing on to the client what I had learned by experience; in Nevada State District Courts the … [Read more...]

Got Questions?

These posts on the Mills & Associates Nevada Coverage & Bad Faith Law blog are published to provide useful insights on Nevada insurance law to our clients and other subscribers. Many times the topics are suggested by recent case law, or issues raised by litigation. As part of our ongoing effort to provide both timely and helpful information, we invite all our readers to submit issues which they would like to see addressed in future blog posts. Likewise, please submit questions … [Read more...]