NRS 7.085 allows a district court to make an attorney personally liable for the attorney fees and costs an opponent incurs when the attorney files, maintains or defends a civil action that is not well-grounded in fact or is not warranted by existing law or by a good faith argument for changing the existing law. The Court considered (1) whether NRCP 11 supersedes NRS 7.085 in sanctioning a law firm and (2) whether the district court abused its discretion in sanctioning the law firm under under NRS 7.085. The Court held NRCP 11 does not supersede NRS § 7.085 because each represents an independent method for sanctioning attorneys. The Court also found the district court abused its discretion in sanctioning the petitioner under NRS § 7.085 without making adequate findings.
Rieke, Lena, "Watson Rounds v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 79 (Sept. 24, 2015)" (2015). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 924.