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 2005

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Summary of Village Builders 96, Patty Roberts

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Summary of Flores v. State of Nevada, 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 72, Patti Ross

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Summary of Hantges v. City of Henderson, 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 32, Patti Ross

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Summary of Jordan v. State, Dep’t of Motor Vehicles, 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 7, Daria Snadowsky

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Summary of Carter v. State, 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 75, Collin Webster

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Summary of Pope v. Motel 6, 121 Nev. Adv. Op. 31, Collin Webster

Submissions from 2004

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Summary of In the Matter of the estate of John W. Bowlds, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 100, Kristen T. Gallagher

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Summary of State v. Sutton, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 99, Kristen T. Gallagher

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Summary of Young v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 98, Kristen T. Gallagher

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Summary of Bergna v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 92, Kristen T. Gallagher

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Summary of Banks v. Sunrise Hospital, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 89, Beth Rosenblum

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Summary of Butler v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 93, Sally L. Galati

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Summary of Nevada Power Co. v. Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 97, Sally L. Galati

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Summary of United Insurance Company of America vs. Chapman, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 83, Ryan Hall

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Summary of Horne v. City of Mesquite, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 79, Ira David

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Summary of State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Fitts, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 80, Ira David

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Summary of U. and Community C. Sys. of Nev. v. Nevadans For Sound Gov't., 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 81, Clarke Walton

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Summary of Maiola v. State of Nevada, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 76, Clarke Walton

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Summary of Middleton vs. Warden, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 74, Ryan Hall

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Summary of Atkinson v. MGM Grand Hotel, Inc., 120 Nev. Ad. Op. 71, Amanda Yen

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Summary of Bohlmann v. Printz, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 62, Z. Ryan Pahnke

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Summary of Lobato v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57, Keith Brown

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Summary of Heller v. Legislature, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 51, Keith Brown

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Summary of Allred v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 47, Hilary Barrett Muckleroy

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Summary of Bailey v. State, Scott Whittemore

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Summary of Bell v. Leven, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 43, Jeff Hall

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Summary of Lindblom v. Prime Hospitality Corp., 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 40, Keith Brown

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Summary of Fire Ins. Exch. v. Cornell, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 35, Angela Morrison

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Summary of State v. Dist. Ct. (Epperson), 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 30, Angela Morrison

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Summary of Bronneke v. Rutherford, Ronda Heilig

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Summary of Mikohn Gaming Corp. v. McCrea, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 29, Angela Morrison

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Summary of Olson v. Aztech Plastering Co., 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 28, Angela Morrison

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Summary of Gilman v. Nevada State Bd. Med. Exam’rs, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 31, Angela Morrison

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Summary of Morgan v. State, 120 Nev. Adv.Op.No.25, Ronda Heilig

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Summary of Pan v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 120 Nev. Adv.Op.No.26, Ronda Heilig

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Summary of Attorney General v. NOS, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 11, Christopher W. Carson

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Summary of Beckwith v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., Ira David

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Summary of Aftercare of Clark County v. Justice Court of Las Vegas, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 2, Jeff Hall

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Summary of Means v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 101, Justin L. Carley

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Summary of Borger v. Lovett, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 102, Christopher Carson

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Summary of In re Mosley, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 94, Christopher Carson

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Summary of State v. Catanio, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 103, Christopher Carson

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Summary of Traffic Control Services v. United Rentals, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 19, Christopher Carson

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Summary of Zhang v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct., 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 104, Christopher Carson

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Summary of Diaz v. Ferne, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 12, Christopher W. Carson

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Summary of Guardianship of L.S. and H.S v. Valley Hospital, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 18, James Davis

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Summary of Kaczmarek v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 37, James Davis

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Summary of Pineda v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep 24, James Davis

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Summary of State ex rel. Dep’t of Transp. v. Pub. Employees’ Retirement Sys., 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 4, Justen Ericksen

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Summary of The Doctors Company v. Vincent, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 71, Justen Ericksen

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Summary of Williams v. Williams, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 64, Justen Ericksen

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Summary of Castle v. Simmons, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 15, Mike Feliciano

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Summary of Department of Human Resources v. Ullmer, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 16, Mike Feliciano

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Summary of Department of Human Resources v. Ullmer, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 16, Mike Feliciano

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Summary of Redl v. Secretary of State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 13, Mike Feliciano

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Summary of Rudin v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 17, Mike Feliciano

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Summary of Mainor v. Nault, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 84, Timothy J. Geswein

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Summary of In the Matter of Parental Rights as to D.R.H., Jeff Hall

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Summary of Martin v. Martin, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 38, Jeff Hall

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Summary of Molina v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 21, Jeff Hall

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Summary of Rodriguez v. District Court, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 14, Rami Hernandez

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Summary of Goodrich & Pennington Mortgage Fund, Inc. v. J.R. Woolard, Inc., 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 85, Angela Morrison

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Summary of Metz v. Metz, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 86, Angela Morrison

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Summary of Walker v. District Court, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 88, Angela Morrison

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Summary of Desert Fireplaces Plus, Inc. v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 70, Hilary Barrett Muckleroy

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Summary of D. R. Horton, Inc. v. Green, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 63, Hilary Barrett Muckleroy

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Summary of Kourafas v. Basic Food Flavors, Inc., 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 22, Hilary Barrett Muckleroy

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Summary of Lara v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 20, Hilary Barrett Muckleroy

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Summary of Browning v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 39, Nevada Law Journal

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Summary of McConnell v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 105, Nevada Law Journal

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Summary of Stratosphere Gaming Corp. v. Las Vegas, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 59, Z. Ryan Pahnke

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Summary of Sullivan v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 61, Z. Ryan Pahnke

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Summary of Zabeti v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 60, Z. Ryan Pahnke

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Summary of Desert Valley Construction and Employers Insurance Company of Nevada v. Keith Hurley, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 55, Kirk Reynolds

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Summary of Flynn v. Flynn, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 49, Kirk Reynolds

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Summary of Ringle v. Bruton, Kirk Reynolds

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Summary of Heller v. Give Nev. A Raise, Inc., Timothy W. Roehrs

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Summary of Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Ballard, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 91, Beth Rosenblum

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Summary of State, Department of Transportation v. Cowan, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 90, Beth Rosenblum

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Summary of Health Plan of Nev., Inc. v. Rainbow Medical, LLC, Matt Wagner

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Summary of Nolm, LLC v. County of Clark, Matt Wagner

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Summary of United Nat’l Ins. Co. v. Frontier Ins. Co., Matt Wagner

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Summary of State v. Dist. Ct. (Romano), Christina Wang

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Summary of Durango Fire Protection v. Troncoso, Christina H. Wang

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Summary of J.A. Jones Const. Co. v. Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc., Christina H. Wang

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Summary of Johnson v. State, Christina H. Wang

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Summary of Roberts v. State, Christina H. Wang

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Summary of Trustees of the Plumbers and Pipefitters, Christina H. Wang

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Summary of Ebeling v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 50, Scott Whittemore

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Summary of Martinez v. State, Scott Whittemore

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Summary of State v. Williams, 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 52, Scott Whittemore

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Summary of Rickard v. Montgomery Ward & Co., 120 Nev. Ad. Op. 54, Amanda Yen

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Summary of Vest v. State, 120 Nev. Ad. Op. 75, Amanda Yen

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Summary of State, Div. Child & Family Servs. v. Dist. Ct., 120 Nev. Adv. Rep. 50, Shane Jasmine Young

Submissions from 2003

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Summary of State v. Bennett, 119 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 63, Shane Jasmine Young

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Summary of Barry v. Lindner, 119 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 45, Matt Wagner

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Summary of Seres v. Lerner, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 95, Sally L. Galati

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Summary of Smith v. State, 120 Nev. Adv. Op. 96, Sally L. Galati

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Summary of Camacho v. State, 119 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 47, Hilary Barrett

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Summary of Maki v. Chong, 119 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 46, Hilary Barrett