The editors of the Nevada Law Journal select certain Nevada Supreme Court opinions of significant interest to the legal community for commentary. These commentaries include a summary of the court’s majority, minority or dissenting opinions, as well as an issue and disposition section that summarizes the tensions presented in the case. The Nevada Law Journal staff provides authorities cited by the court and related sources referenced by the court in its decision. The commentaries also describe the state of the law before and after the opinion, and present unanswered questions and a survey of the law in other jurisdictions, if appropriate.

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Submissions from 2016

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Mayo v. Eigh. Jud, Dist. Ct., 123 Nev. Adv. Op. 79 (Nov. 23, 2016), Alex Velto

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Pacific Western Bank v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 78 (Nov. 3, 2016), Margarita Elias

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Nev. Yellow Cab, et al., v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 77 (Oct. 27, 2016)., Beatriz Aguirre

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MDC Rests. v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 76 (Oct. 27, 2016), Alysa Grimes

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Perry v. Terrible Herbst, Inc., Nev. Adv. Op. 75 (Oct. 27, 2016), Wesley Lemay Jr.

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Bowman v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 74 (Oct. 27, 2016), Marco Luna

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Schwartz v. Lopez, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 73 (Sep. 29, 2016), Scott Cardenas

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Davidson v. Davidson, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 71 (Sept. 29, 2016), Hunter Davidson

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Johnson v. Wells Fargo Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 70 (September 29, 2016), Brittni Griffith

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Cashman Equipment Co. v. West Edna Assocs., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 69 (Sep. 29, 2016), Andrew Hart

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Mona v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 72 (Sept. 29, 2016), William Nobriga

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Sindelar v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 68 (Sept. 29, 2016), Skyler Sullivan

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Manning v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 67 (September 15, 2016), Andrew Clark

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McNamara v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 60 (August 12, 2016), Annie Avery

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Tower Homes v. Heaton, Nev. Adv. Op. 62, (Aug. 12, 2016), Sydney Campau

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State v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct. (Schneider), 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 59 (Aug. 12, 2016), Ping Chang

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Washington v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 65 (Aug. 12, 2016), Elise Conlin

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Mary Lou Cornella v. Churchill County, et al., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 58 (August 12, 2016), Stephanie Glantz

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Bank of Nevada v. Petersen, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 64 (Aug. 12, 2016), Kristopher Kalkowski

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Martinez-Hernandez v. The State of Nevada, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 61 (Aug. 12, 2016), Angela Lee

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Kar v. Kar, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 63 (August 12, 2016), Briana Martinez

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Khoury v. Seastrand, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (July 28, 2016), Ronni Boskovich

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Nationstar Mortg. v. Rodriguez, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 55 (July 28, 2016), Patrick Caddick

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Humboldt Gen. Hosp. v. Sixth Jud. Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 53 (Jul. 28, 2016), Rob Schmidt

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Harrison v. Harrison, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 56 (Jul. 28, 2016), Douglas H. Smith

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Steve Dell McNeill v. The State of Nevada, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 54 (July 28, 2016), Adrian Viesca

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Blankenship v. State, 132 Nev. Ad. Op 50 (Jul. 21, 2016), Heather Armantrout

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Grace v. The Eight Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, Adrienne Brantley

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Lewis v. Lewis, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 46 (June 30, 2016), Paul George

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Scenic Nevada, Inc. v. City of Reno, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 48 (June 30, 2016), Paul George

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Mason v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 42 (June 16, 2016), Shannon Diaz

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Sparks v. Bare, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 43 (Jun. 16, 2016), Emily Haws

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Castaneda v. State of Nevada, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 44 (June 16, 2016), Chelsea Finnegan

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Badger v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., F. Shane Jackson

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Valdez v. Aguilar, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 37 (May 26, 2016), Kory Koerperich

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Slade v. Caesars Entm’t Corp, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 36 (May 12, 2016), Katherine Maher

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Nevada's Education Savings Accounts: A Constitutional Analysis, Thomas W. Stewart and Brittany Walker

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State v. Second Jud. Dist. Ct. (Ayden A.), 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 33 (April 28, 2016), Audra Powell

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Horizons at Seven Hills v. Ikon Holdings, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 35 (Apr. 28. 2016) (en banc), Lena Rieke

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McClendon v. Collins, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 28 (April 21, 2016), Colton Loretz

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Grupo Fasma v. The Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct. of the State of NV, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 29 (Apr. 21, 2016), Kristen Matteoni

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State v. Carroll, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 23 (Apr. 7, 2016), Jessie Folkestad

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Hunter v. Gang, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 22 (April 7, 2016), Brandonn Grossman

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Poremba v. S. Nev. Paving; and S&C Claims Servs., Inc. 132 Nev. Ad. Op. 24 (April 7, 2016), Baylie Hellman

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Jackson v. Groenendyke, 132 Nev., Adv. Op. 409 (April 7, 2016), Kory Koerperich

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In re Parental Rights as to M.F., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 19 (Mar. 31, 2016), Shannon Diaz

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Phong T. Vu v. Second Jud. Dist. Ct. of Nev., 123 Nev. Adv. Op. 21 (Mar. 31, 2016), Chelsea Finnegan

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State v. Boston, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 20 (March. 31, 2016), Nancy Snow

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Rish v. Simao, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 17 (Mar. 17, 2016), Heather Caliguire

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Tom v. Innovative Home Systems, LLC, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 15 (Mar. 10, 2016), Adrienne Brantley

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Hairr v. First Judicial Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 16 (Mar. 10, 2016), Douglas H. Smith

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Micone v. Micone, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 14 (March 3, 2016), Ronni Boskovich

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Goodwin v. Jones, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 12 (Mar. 03, 2016), Rob Schmidt

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Nevada Dep’t of Trans. v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 10 (Feb. 25, 2016), F. Shane Jackson

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Rippo v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 11 (Feb. 25, 2016), Kristian Kaskla

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Quisano v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 9 (February 18, 2016), Michael Hua

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Shadow Wood Homeowners Association, Inc.; and Gogo Way Trust v. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (January 28, 2016), Andrea Orwoll

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Corp. Bishop, LDS v. Seventh Jud. Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 6 (Jan. 28, 2016), Mackenzie Warren

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Principal Investments v. Harrison, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 2 (Jan. 14, 2016), Katherine Maher

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Southern Highlands v. San Florentine, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 3 (Jan. 14, 2016), Kristen Matteoni

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City of Fernley v. State, Dep’t of Tax, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 4 (January 14, 2016), Daniel Ormsby

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Manuela H. v. The Eight Judicial District Court of Nevada, in and for the County of Clark; and the Honorable Robert Teuton and The State of Nevada, 132 Nev., Adv. Op. 1 (Jan 7, 2016), Audra Powell

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Golden Road Motor Inn, v. Islam, et. al., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 49 (Jul. 17, 2016), Heather Caliguire

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Fritz v. Washoe County, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 57 (Aug. 4, 2016), Jessie Folkestad

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In re Guardianship & Estate of Echevarria, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 45 (June 30, 2016), Paul George

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Justin v. Second Jud. Dist. Ct., 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 47 (June 30, 2016), Paul George

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Harte v. State, 132 Nev., Adv. Op. 40 (June 2, 2016), Brandonn Grossman

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Golightly & Vannah, PLLC v. TJ Allen, LLC, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 41 (Jun. 2, 2016), Baylie Hellman

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Griffith v. Gonzales-Alpizar, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 38 (May 26, 2016), Michael Hua

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Schofield v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 26 (Apr. 21, 2016), Kristian Kaskla

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Taylor vs. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 27 (April. 21, 2016), Marta Kurshumova

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Newman v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 31 (April 28, 2016), Andrea Orwoll

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Anderson v. Sanchez 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 34 (Apr. 28 2016), Cassandra Ramey

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Kelley v. State, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 32 (Apr. 28, 2016), Mackenzie Warren

Submissions from 2015

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Barber v. State, 131 Nev. Adv, Op. 103 (December 31, 2015), Ronni N. Boscovich

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Piroozi v. Eighth Jud. Dict. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 100 (Dec. 31, 2015), Jessie Folkestad

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Fergason v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 94 (Dec. 31, 2015), Lena Rieke

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State v. Boston, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 98 (Dec. 31, 2015), Nancy Snow

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Gonzalez v. State, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 99 (Dec. 31, 2015), Chelsea Stacey

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Scott v. First Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 101 (Dec. 31, 2015), Adrian Viesca

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Moultrie v. State, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 93 (Dec. 24, 2015), Cassandra Ramey

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In re P.S., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 95 (Dec. 24, 2015), Rob Schmidt

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Berry v. State, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 96 (Dec. 24, 2015), Brittany L. Shipp

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Newell v. State of Nevada, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 97 (December 24, 2015), Douglas H. Smith

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Harrison v. Roitman, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 92 (Dec. 17, 2015), Michael Coggeshall

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State, Emp’t. Sec. Div. v. Murphy, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 18 (Dec. 17, 2015), Michael Coggeshall

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McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP. v. Bourassa Law Group, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 90 (December 3, 2015), Patrick Caddick

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Helfstein v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 91 (Dec. 3, 2015), Heather Caliguire

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In re Guardianship of Hailu, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 89 (Nov. 16, 2015), Adrienne Brantley

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Valenti v. Nev. Dep’t of Motor Vehicles, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 87 (Nov. 5, 2015), Shannon Diaz

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WPH Architecture, Inc. v. Vegas VP, LP., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 88 (Nov. 5, 2015), Emily Dyer

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Eureka Cnty. v. Off. of State Engr. of State of Nev., Div. of Water Resources, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 84 (Oct. 29, 2015), Chelsea Finnegan

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Becker v. Becker, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 85 (Oct. 29, 2015), Paul George

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D.R. Horton, Inc. v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct, 131 Nev., Adv. Op. 86 (October 29, 2015), Brandonn Grossman

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Okada v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 83 (Oct. 15, 2015), Baylie Hellman

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Anderson v. Mandalay Corp., Nev. Adv. Op. 82 (Oct. 10, 2015), Emily Haws

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Michaels v. Pentair Water Pool & Spa, Inc., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 81 (Oct. 1, 2015), F. Shane Jackson

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In re: Manhattan West Mechanic’s Lien Litigation, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 70 (Sept. 24, 2015), Kristian Kaskla

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Mika v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 71 (Sep. 24, 2015), Kory Koerperich

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Tallman v. Eight Judicial District Court, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 60673 (Sep. 24, 2015), Marta Kurshumova