Alisha Meschkow

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The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that (1) only issues expressly or impliedly tried by either party should be discussed at trial; and (2) alter ego liability analyses apply the same to both LLCs and corporations. The Court found that the legislature intended for corporate veil piercing statutes and alter ego exceptions to apply similarly to both corporations and LLCs. Although both courts agreed that Ene influenced and governed International Property Holdings, LLC (IPH), the Court held that (1) Graham failed to establish a causal connection between her injuries and Ene’s personal use of the property, and (2) the lower court’s analysis of the manifest injustice element did not consider precedential factors like the impact on the property’s creditors. The Court reversed and remanded the district court’s finding that Ene was an alter ego of IPH.