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 2012

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Summary of Jones v. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 18, Rami Hernandez

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Summary of Holiday Retirement Corp. v. State, DIR, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 13, Jason L. DeForest

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Summary of In re Parental Rights as to C.C.A., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 15, William S. Habdas

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

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Summary of Haley v. Dist. Ct., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 16, Amanda Ireland

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Summary of Mountain View Hospital v. Dist. Ct., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 17, Kendra Kisling

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Summary of Maestas v. State, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 12, Richard A. Andrews

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Summary of Finkel v. Cashman Professional, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 6, Travis Akin

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Summary of Carstarphen v. Milsner, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 5, Richard A. Andrews

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Summary of Cafe Moda v. Palma, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 7, Colin Seale

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Summary of Webb v. Shull, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 8, Brandon Sendall

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Summary of Bigpond vs. Nevada, 128 Nev. Advanced Opinion No. 10, Emily Navasca

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Summary of Wheble v. Dist. Ct., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 11, Bryan Schwartz

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Summary of Weddell v. H2O, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 9, Matthew Vantusko

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Summary of In re Estate of Melton, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 4, Eric Carson

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Summary of In re Parental Rights as to S.M.M.D, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2, Richard A. Andrews

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Summary of Vaile v. Porsboll, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 3, Thomas L. Chittum III

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Summary of Pohlabel v. State, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 1, Jamie Combs

Submissions from 2011

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Summary of Munda v. Summerlin Life & Health Ins. Co., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 83, Joseph Bowen

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Summary of Rogers v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 88, Amanda Ireland

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Summary of Toston v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 87, Kendra Kisling

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Summary of Fourth St. Place v. Travelers Indem. Co., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 86, Daniella LaBounty

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Summary of State v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 84, Michelle Newman

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Summary of In re Fontainebleau Las Vegas Holdings, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 53, David H. Rigdon

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Summary of Sicor, Inc. v. Sacks, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 81, Richard A. Andrews

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Summary of Sicor, Inc. v. Hutchinson, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 82, Joseph Bowen

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Summary of Reno Newspapers v. Gibbons, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. 23, Daniel M. Ryan

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Summary of Holt v. Regional Trustee Services Corp., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 80, Brandon C. Sendall

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Summary of Klasch v. Walgreen Co., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 74, Cameron Daw

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Summary of Chateau Vegas Wine, Inc. v. S. Wine & Spirits, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 73, Richard A. Andrews

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Summary of Friedman v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 75, Thomas L. Chittum III

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Summary of Choy v. Ameristar Casinos, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 29, Rami Hernandez

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Summary of Public Agency Compensation Trust v. Blake, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 77, Tim Mott

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Summary of Estate of Smith v. Mahoney’s Silver Nugget, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 76, Colin Seale

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Summary of Canarelli v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 72, Cameron Daw

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Summary of Pacificare of Nev., Inc. v. Rogers, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 71, Jason DeForest

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Summary of Cervantes v. Health Plan of Nev., Inc. et al., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 70, Kelli M. DeVaney

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Summary of Nunnery v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 69, Sabrina Dolson

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Summary of Wilson v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 68, Aaron K. Haar

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Summary of State, Dep’t of Taxation v. Masco Builder, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 66, Rami Hernandez

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Summary of Walters v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 66, William Habdas

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Summary of Francis v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 60, Amanda Ireland

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Summary of Emerson v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 61, Kendra Kisling

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Summary of City of North Las Vegas v. Warburton, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 62, Daniella LaBounty

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Summary of Merits Incentives v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 63, Patrick C. McDonnell

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Summary of G.C. Wallace, Inc. v. Dist. Ct., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 64, Alan Miller

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Summary of Stephans v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 65, Emily Navasca

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Summary of Daane v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 59, Michelle Newman

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Summary of Weddell v. Stewart, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 58, Bryan Schwartz

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Summary of City of North Las Vegas v. State, EMRB, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57, Colin Seale

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Summary of State v. Hughes, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 56, Brandon Sendall

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Summary of Ford v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 55, Alan R. Smith

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Summary of Adam v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 54, Matthew Vantusko

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Summary of Otak Nevada, LLC v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 53, Jason Wallace

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Summary of Yellow Cab of Reno, Inc. v. Second Jud. Dist. Ct. of Nev., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 52, Brian L. Blaylock

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Summary of Gallegos v. Malco Enterprises of Nevada, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 51, Chelsey Bosworth

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Summary of Hawkins v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 50, Christopher Scott Connell

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Summary of Rennels v. Rennels, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 49, Erin Elliot

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Summary of LVMPD v. Coregis Insurance Co., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 47, Charles Gianelloni

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Summary of City of Oakland v. Desert Outdoor Advertising, Inc., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 46, Dan Hill

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Summary of Roethlisberger v. McNulty, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 48, Michael Roche

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Summary of Williams v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 45, Ryan Johnson

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Summary of Rose v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 43, Michael Li

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Summary of Cortes v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 44, Sean W. McDonald

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Summary of Dynalectric Co. of Nev. v. Clark & Sullivan Constructors, Inc., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 41, Brian L. Blaylock

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Summary of Winkle v. Warden, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 42, Tim Mott

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Summary of Benchmark Ins. Co. v. Sparks, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 33, Christian Balducci

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Summary of State, Tax Comm’n v. American Home Shield, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 31, Chelsey Bosworth

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Summary of Village League v. State, Bd. of Equalization, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 30, Christopher Scott Connell

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Summary of Saletta v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 34, Erin Elliot

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Summary of Lawrence v. Clark County, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 32, Dan Hill

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Summary of Leyva v. National Default Services Corp., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 40, Marissa Pensabene

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Summary of Pasillas v. HSBC Bank USA, et. al., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 39, Meredith Still

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Summary of Redrock Valley Ranch v. Washoe Cnty., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 38, Cristen Thayer

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Summary of Jitnan v. Oliver, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 35, Cayla Witty

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Summary of Smith v. Kisorin USA, Inc., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 37, Cayla Witty

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Summary of Costello v. Casler, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 36, Danielle Woodrum

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Summary of Arguello v. Sunset Station, Inc., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 29, Charles Gianelloni

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Summary of Lund v. Dist. Ct., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 28, Ryan Johnson

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Summary of Aguilar-Raygoza v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 27, Michael Li

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Summary of Rogers v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 25, Sean W. McDonald

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Summary of Reyburn Lawn & Landscape Designers, Inc. v. Plaster Dev. Co., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 26, Meredith Still

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Summary of Clean Water Coal. v. The M Resort, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 24, Marissa Pensabene

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Summary of Sparks v. Alpha Tau Omega, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 23, Cristen Thayer

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Summary of Southern California Edison v. First Judicial District Court, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 22, Cayla Witty

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Summary of Nevada ex. rel Bd. of Parole Comm’rs v. Morrow, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 61, Danielle Woodrum

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Summary of Ruiz v. City of North Las Vegas, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 20, Christian Balducci

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Summary of Stockmeier v. State, Bd. of Parole Comm’rs, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 19, Chelsey Bosworth

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Summary of Hobbs v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 18, Christopher Scott Connell

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Summary of In re AMERCO Derivative Litigation, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 17, Jennifer DelCarmen

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Summary of Landreth v. Malik, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 16, Charles Gianelloni

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Summary of Valley Health System v. District Court, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 15, Ryan Johnson

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Summary of Powell v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 14, Michael Li

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Summary of American Ethanol v. Cordillera Fund, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 13, Michael Roche

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Summary of Donlan v. Nevada, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 12, Tim Mott

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Summary of BMW v. Roth, 127 Nev. Adv. No. 11, Danielle Woodrum

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Summary of City of Reno v. Building & Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 10, Marissa Pensabene

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Summary of Picardi v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 9, Cristen Thayer

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Summary of State v. Lucero, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 7, Brian Blaylock

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Summary of Western Surety Co. v. ADCO Credit Inc., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 8, Meredith Still