The Court found that the district court’s awarding of attorneys fees and costs was appropriate following bifurcated trials in which the parties settled as to damages on Northern Nevada Homes’ claims in an amount that exceeds GL Construction’s damages on its counterclaim because: 1) no statute or court rule requires the trial court to offset a damages judgment on one party’s counterclaim by the amount recovered by another party in settling its claim to determine which side is the prevailing party, and 2) the most reasonable interpretation of NRS 18.010(2)(a) and 18.020(3) precludes the use of settlement recovery for this purpose.
Chronister, Jeff, "N. Nev. Homes v. GL Constr., 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 60 (Aug. 2, 2018)" (2018). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 1181.