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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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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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

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Mardian v. Greenberg Family Trust, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 72 (Sep. 24, 2015), Colton Loretz

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Am. First Fed. Credit Union v. Soro, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 73 (Sep. 24, 2014), Katherine Maher

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State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 74 (Sept. 24, 2015), Kristen Matteoni

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In re Guardianship of N.M., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 75 (September 24, 2015), Daniel Ormsby

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William Nathan Baxter v. Dignity Health, et al, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 76 (September 24, 2015), Andrea Orwoll

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Joanna T. v. Nevada, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 77 (Sep 24, 2015), Audra Powell

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Benson v. State Engineer, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 409 (Sep. 24, 2015), Cassandra Ramey

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Watson Rounds v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 79 (Sept. 24, 2015), Lena Rieke

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Land Baron Invs. v. Bonnie Springs Family LP, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 69 (Sept. 17, 2015), Rob Schmidt

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State v. Merlino, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 65 (Sept. 10, 2015), Brittany L. Shipp

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In re Parental Rights as to A.P.M., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 66 (Sept. 10, 2015), Douglas H. Smith

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Tate v. State, Bd. of Med. Exam’rs, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 67 (Sep. 10, 2015), Nancy Snow

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Bergenfield v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 68 (Sep. 10, 2015), Chelsea Stacey

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State v. Smith, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 63 (Sept. 3, 2015), Jessie Vargas

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Frazier v. Drake, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 64 (Sep. 3, 2015), Adrian Viesca

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Cassinelli v. State of Nevada, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 62 131(Aug. 27, 2015), Mackenzie Warren

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Mensah v. Corevel Corp., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 60 (Aug. 06, 2015), Jaymes Orr

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Barbara Ann Hollier Trust v. Shack, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 59 (August 6, 2015), Patrick Phippen

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In re Montierth, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 55, Walter Fick

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Double Diamond v. Second Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 57 (July 30, 2015), Janine Lee

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Johnson v. State of Nevada, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 58, Joseph Meissner

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State v. Harris, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 56, Ashleigh Wise

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Summary of Barral v. State, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (July 23, 2015), Aleem Dhalla

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Sanders v. Sears-Page, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 50, Scott Lundy

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Summary of Beau Davis v. Andrea Ewalefo, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 45 (July 02, 2015), Daven Cameron

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Summary of C. Nicholas Pereos, Ltd. v. Bank of America, N.A., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 61553 (July 2, 2015), Stacy Newman

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Summary of D&D Tire, Inc., v. Ouellette, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 47 (Jul. 02, 2015), Jaymes Orr

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Summary of Biscay v. MGM Resorts Int’l., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 46 (July 2, 2015), Patrick Phippen

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Summary of State v. Beaudion, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 48 (Jul. 2, 2015), Michael S. Valiente

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Summary of Nevada Department of Transportation v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 41 (June 25, 2015), Jessica Gandy

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Summary of Dep't of Taxation v. Kawahara., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 42 (June 25, 2015), Janine Lee

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Summary of Alper v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 43 (June 26, 2015), Scott Lundy

Summary of Burnside v. State, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 40 (June 25, 2015), NLJ Staff

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Summary of Excellence Cmty. Mgmt. v. Gilmore, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 38 (June 25, 2015), Ashleigh Wise