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 2011

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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

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Summary of J.E. Dunn Northwest, Inc. v. Corus Construction Venture, LLC., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 10, Christopher Scott Connell

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Summary of Ybarra v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 4, Jennifer DelCarmen

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Summary of Lamb v. State, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 3, Erin Elliot

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Summary of Simmons Self-Storage Partners, LLC v. Rib Roof, Inc., 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 6, Nevada Law Journal

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Summary of Tuxedo International Inc. v. Rosenberg, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2, Nechole Garcia

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Summary of Dieudonne v. State, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 1, Charles Gianelloni

Submissions from 2010

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Summary of Bahena v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57, Michael Gianelloni

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Summary of Personhood Nevada v. Bristol, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 56, Ryan Henry

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Summary of City Of Las Vegas v. Lawson, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 52, Dan Hill

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Summary of Gonski v. Dist. Ct., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 51, Ryan Johnson

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Summary of Fanders v. Riverside Resort & Casino, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 50, Bracken Longhurst

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Summary of Saavedra-Sandoval v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 55, Kammi Rencher

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Summary of AA Primo Builders, LLC v. Washington, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 61, Michael Roche

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Summary of Yonker Construction, Inc. v. Hulme, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 54, Justin Shiroff

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Summary of Awada v. Shuffle Master, Inc., 123 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57, Magali Calderon

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Summary of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe v. State Engineer, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 48, Sean W. McDonald

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Summary of Moon v. McDonald, Carano & Wilson, LLP, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 56, David Rothenburg

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Summary of Hardy Companies, Inc. v. SNMARK, LLC, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 49, Tim Mott

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Summary of Berkson v. Lepome, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 46, Cayla Witty

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Summary of Wyeth v. Rowatt, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 44, Yam Xiong Li

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Summary of State v. Castaneda_swm, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 45, Sean W. McDonald

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Summary of Elyousef v. O’Reilly & Ferrario, LLC, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 43, Ashley C. Nikkel

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Summary of Schuck v. Signature Flight Support, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 42, Robert E. Opdyke

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Summary of JD Construction v. IBEX Int’l Group, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 36, Nevada Law Journal

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Summary of Cramer v. Nev. Dep’t of Motor Vehicles, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 38, Justin Shiroff

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Summary of Hoagland v. State, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 37, Meredith Still

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Summary of San Juan v. PSC Industrial Outsourcing, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 35, Jonathan Winn

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Summary of Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino v. Phillips, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 34, Cayla Witty

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Summary of Adaven Mgmt. v. Mountain Falls Acquisition, 124 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 67, Kareema Mitchell Turner

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Summary of Brown Insurance Agency, Inc. v. Star Insurance Co., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 31, Ammon Francom

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Summary of Schiff v. Winchell, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 32, Amy Kominsky

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Summary of Boorman v. Nevada Memorial Cremation Society and Clark County Coroner’s Office, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 29, David Krawczyk

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Summary of Quinlan v. Camden USA Inc., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 30, Zachary Lowe

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Summary of Citizens of Reno v. Citizens for Cold Springs, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 27, Thomas D. Pilkington

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Summary of Carrigan v. Comm. on Ethics, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 95, Edward Wynder

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Summary of Bahena v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57, Michael Gianelloni

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Summary of Renown Health, Inc. v. Vanderford, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 24, Kristopher Milicevic

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Summary of Strickland v. Waymire, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 25, Keith Pickard

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

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Summary of Ramirez v. State, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 22, Anthony R. Sassi

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Summary of Great Basin Water Network v. State Eng’r, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2, Jason VanMeetren

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Summary of Polk v. Nevada, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 19, John L. Ward

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Summary of Marvin v. Fitch, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 18, Ammon Francom

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Summary of Betsinger v. D.R. Horton, Inc., et al., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 17, Mark Hesiak

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Summary of Thomas v. Hardwick, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 16, Amanda Hogeg

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Summary of In Re Sandoval, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 15, Amy Kominsky

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Summary of Easton Business Opportunities, Inc. v. Town Executive Suites - E. Marketplace, LLC, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 13, Kimberly Duque

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Summary of State of Nevada, DMV v. Taylor-Caldwell, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 14 , David Krawczyk

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Summary of Posas v. Horton, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 12, Amy C. Ma

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Summary of Saylor v. Arcotta, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 9, Karlee Phelps

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Summary of Schwartz v. Schwartz, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 8, Keith Pickard

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Summary of NAIW v. Nevada Self-Insurers Ass’n, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 7, Thomas D. Pilkington

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Summary of Foster v. Dingwall, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 5, Anthony R. Sassi

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Summary of Dictor v. Creative Mgmt. Servs., LLC, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 4, Tenesa S. Scaturro

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Summary of Fernandez v. Fernandez, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 3, Jennifer Shrum

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Summary of Great Basin Water Network v. State Eng’r, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2, Jason VanMeetren

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Summary of Higgs v. State, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 1, Kathleen Wilde

Submissions from 2009

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Summary of Sanchez v. Wal-Mart, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 60, Shana S. Brouwers

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

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Summary of Stephens Media v. Dist. Court, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 63, John L. Ward

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Summary of In The Matter of the Parental Rights as to N.J., 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 62, Paul C. Williams

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Summary of In The Matter of the Parental Rights as to N.J., 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 62, Paul C. Williams

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Summary of Thompson v. State, 124 Nev. Adv. Op. 59, Stephanie S. Buntin

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Summary of Fields v. State,125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 36, John F. Burns

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Summary of Fields v. State, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 57, Kimberly Duque

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Summary of Ouanbengboune v. State, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 56, Ammon Francom