LGC Sponsors Autism Society Fundraiser

LGC recently participated in the Autism Society of San Diego’s 16th Annual Splash for Cash as its “Big Kahuna” sponsor.  This year’s event raised over $22,000 for Autism Society programs like its Surf Camp and monthly Family Pizza and Pool Party, as well as swimming lesson scholarships.  In addition to sponsoring the event, LGC donated Read More…

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…