The Court gave two holding in their opinion. First, judicial economy supported consideration of a petition for a writ of mandamus where the issue raised was one of first impression. Here, that issues was whether municipal courts could award fees and expenses under Nev. Rev. Stat. § 41.0393. Second, Nev. Rev. Stat. § 41.0393(8) specifically defined the courts that may award attorney fees and litigation expenses as district courts and justice courts. As a result, the municipal court correctly concluded that it lacked authority to award such fees and expenses to the petitioner. Accordingly, a writ of mandamus petition challenging the municipal court’s decision was denied.
Kempf, Aaron, "Patterson v. Las Vegas Mun. Ct., 139 Nev. Adv. Rep. 35 (Sept. 21, 2023)" (2023). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 1600.