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A Nevada Court Can Judicially Assign A Judgment Debtor’s Bad Faith Rights Against His Insurance Carrier To The Plaintiff Via Post Judgment Execution

The recent opinion of Gallegos v. Malco Enterprises of Nevada, dba Budget Rent A Car, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 51, 255 P.3d 1287 (2011) may be the most significant bad faith case issued by the Nevada Supreme Court in a decade.  To understand the case, you’ve got to know the facts.The driver of a Budget rental car injured Gallegos.  Gallegos sued the driver who subsequently defaulted.  The District Court entered a default judgment in favor of Gallegos for $400,000.00.Gallegos unsuccessfully … [Read more...]