The Court considered whether a party who purchased a judgment debtor’s rights of action could motion the Court to substitute themselves in as the real party in interest and dismiss the appeal. The Court held that only “things in action” that are otherwise assignable may be subject to execution to satisfy a judgment. The Court concluded that tort claims for personal injury—including fraud/intentional misrepresentation and elder exploitation—are generally not assignable. The Court further concluded that tort claims for injury to property and contract-based claims, unless the claims are personal in nature, are generally assignable. Therefore, the Court granted the respondents’ motion in part and the appeal was dismissed in part.
Tanenbaum, Brittni, "Reynolds v. Tufenkjian, 136 Nev. Adv. Op. 19 (Apr. 9, 2020)" (2020). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 1300.