Factors To Consider In Defendant’s Deposition Location

It has been a long-standing general principle in Nevada that the party wishing to take a defendant’s deposition must travel to where the defendant is located–until now. In Okada v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, the Nevada Supreme Court did away with this general principle and instead provided five-factors that must be considered when a party Read More…

Res Ipsa Loquitur In Nevada Medical Malpractice Actions

As background, in 2002 Nevada was dealing with a significant medical malpractice insurance crisis in which doctors were leaving the state due to ever-increasing malpractice premiums. In an effort to deter frivolous medical malpractice litigation and stabilize insurance premiums, the Nevada legislature enacted NRS 41A.071. This statute requires a trial court to dismiss a medical Read More…

The Art Of Assigned Claims

In the context of large construction defect litigation, we are seeing more partial settlement strategies involving assignments of claims.  The most common is when the Developer/General Contractor agrees as part of a partial global settlement to assign its indemnity claims against one or more of the Non-Settling Subcontractor Cross-Defendants to the Plaintiff.  In theory, this Read More…

Rewriting The Rules On Introduction Of Collateral Source Payments In Cases Involving Medical Malpractice

Nevada allows defendants to introduce evidence of collateral source payments (i.e. payments received from sources other than the defendant for the injuries/damages alleged against the defendant) in cases involving medical malpractice. However, a recent Nevada Supreme Court opinion in McCrosky v. Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center addressed the unique situation of federal collateral source payments. Read More…

Dispelling Estate-Planning Myths

A recent survey revealed that only approximately four out of every 10 American adults have a will, which exemplifies our tendency to underestimate the importance of estate planning. When people talk about their hesitation to prepare an estate plan, a handful of typical concerns come up: they think they’re too young for an estate plan, Read More…

New California Laws Impact Content And Procedures For Job Applications

California employers should be aware of two new statutes went into effect on January 1, 2018, that govern the content and procedures for considering job applications in California. A.  Prohibition Against Inquiries Regarding Applicants’ Prior Criminal Convictions Labor Code Section 12952 requires employers with five or more employees to implement a multi-step process for consideration Read More…

LGC Partner Joins The Million Dollar Club For Client In Employment Matter

LGC is usually on the defense side in civil matters.  LGC does, however, regularly provide advice to highly compensated executives in a variety of circumstances, including contract termination.  Recently, a highly compensated executive in a termination situation brought LGC Partner Teresa Beck a proposed severance agreement to review.  After reviewing the agreement and learning about the Read More…

Nevada Lawyer Magazine Interviews LGC Partner

Nevada Lawyer recently published an interview with Loren Young, the managing partner of LGC’s Las Vegas office.  The interview, which was part of Nevada Lawyer’s monthly specialty bar section, focused on the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association (LVDL).  Loren, the current President of LVDL, talked about the history, mission, and membership of LVDL. For more information Read More…