Mark Mulhall

Document Type

Case Summary

Publication Date

Summer 4-30-2023

Case Synopsis

Even when a section of a contract is unambiguous, the section’s meaning can be ambiguous when read with the entirety of the contract and its appendices. The ambiguity can then be resolved by reading the contract and its appendices together to ascertain the intent of the parties. Additionally, a district court’s decision to deny awarding attorney fees under NRCP 68(f)(1)(B) will not be disturbed if the record clearly shows the district court properly considered the Beattie factors. Lastly, taxable costs will be awarded under NRS 18.005 when those costs are truly necessarily incurred, unless otherwise enumerated.