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January 4th, 2015

Exposed But No Injury? Sue Now, Nevada.

In a New Year’s eve gift, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs’ lawyers can bring lawsuits seeking medical monitoring costs on behalf of people who aren’t injured. The ruling, which is contrary to the trend in state courts, will allow individuals who may never develop an illness to bring massive class actions. Unlike courts that have allowed medical monitoring claims, but placed stringent requirements on plaintiffs to avoid speculative claims, the Nevada Supreme Court “decline[d] to identify specific factors that a plaintiff must demonstrate to establish entitlement to medical monitoring as a remedy.” . . . → Read More: Exposed But No Injury? Sue Now, Nevada.

April 17th, 2013

Las Vegas Editorial Condemns Clark County’s ‘Lawsuit Lottery’

Nevada’s leading newspaper has condemned the latest absurd verdict and half-billion dollar award for punitive damages in a string of deep pocket-targeting cases that has helped make Clark County courts look more and more like Las Vegas casinos . . . → Read More: Las Vegas Editorial Condemns Clark County’s ‘Lawsuit Lottery’

March 8th, 2011

Vegas’s Jackpot Verdict of the Century Appealed

The defendants, who last year came out on the the losing side of an obscene and insane half-billion dollar jackpot verdict in Clark County, Nevada (currently ranked as the #6 Judicial Hellhole) have appealed their case to the Nevada Supreme Court. . . . → Read More: Vegas’s Jackpot Verdict of the Century Appealed

January 7th, 2011

Attorney Who Helped Make Las Vegas a ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Robert Eglet, the personal injury lawyer who, with plenty of help from notoriously plaintiff-friendly Clark County District Court Judge Jesse Walsh, engineered what is arguably the most egregiously senseless civil verdict in Nevada’s history, has, believe it or not, been named by Lawyers USA as one of its “Lawyers of the Year 2010.” . . . → Read More: Attorney Who Helped Make Las Vegas a ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’

January 3rd, 2011

Civil Death Penalty Upheld by Nevada Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing of case in which it had upheld imposition of the “civil death penalty” against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., eliminating all of its defenses and resulting in a $30 million judgment against the company. . . . → Read More: Civil Death Penalty Upheld by Nevada Supreme Court