Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Determinations: The Nevada Short Trial Program

What is a Short Trial? “‘[S]hort trial’ means a trial that is conducted, with the consent of the parties to the action, in accordance with procedures designed to limit the length of the trial, including, without limitation, restrictions on the amount of discovery requested by each party, the use of a jury composed of not […]

Navigating ADR: The Court-Annexed Arbitration Program

What is Arbitration? Arbitration is a legal process where a neutral person, the arbitrator, hears facts and arguments by two opposing sides and renders a decision.  Nevada has adopted a series of rules, the Rules Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution, that requires certain courts like the Second Judicial District Court, to participate in the Court-Annexed Arbitration […]

Lemons and Eisenberg Awarded “Best Lawyers”

U.S. News and World Report has released its rankings of Best Lawyers in America (2020 Edition), recognizing firm partners Edward J. Lemons and Robert L. Eisenberg.  Mr. Eisenberg has enjoyed a “Best Lawyers” ranking in appellate practice since 2007.  This year, he was also recognized as a “Best Lawyer” in the category “Bet-the-Company” litigation, which […]

Title Insurance, Part 2: how to value equity to determine a “covered loss”

You’re a lender who has agreed to finance a construction or land development project via a mezzanine, or “bridge” loan secured by a deed of trust on the property.  Your lien is junior to the senior lender, whose loan is also secured by a deed of trust on the property.  The project stalls and fails […]

Title Insurance, Part 1: what is a “covered loss”?

So, you’ve agreed to finance a construction or land development project.  You secure your loan with a deed of trust on the property.  Down the road, the project exceeds budget and the general contractor and subcontractors assert mechanic’s liens against the property to get paid. Construction on the property slows to a halt and the […]

LGE Attorney Appointed to Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics

LGE lawyer Sarah M. Molleck has been appointed to the State Bar of Nevada’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics for a two-year term.  The purpose of the committee is to “prevent harm to the public from the unethical practice of law…and to provide a clear and timely understanding of the ethics of practicing […]

LGE Attorney Testimony on Independent Medical Examinations Before Nevada Legislature

LGE associate attorney, Dane Littlefield, in his capacity as the current President of Northern Nevada’s Association of Defense Counsel, recently testified before the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee in opposition to A.B. 285. A.B. 285 is an assembly bill which would “[e]nact[ ] provisions relating to a mental or physical examination of certain persons in a […]

How The West Was Won: Water Rights

Western states are unique and deviate from the traditional English rules when it comes to water rights.  Most of the country adheres to riparian law, which allots water rights for reasonable use to a landowner located adjacent to a body of water.  Riparian rights run with the land situated next to the lake or river […]

LGE Attorney Appointed to Nevada Area Council BSA Board of Directors

LGE lawyer Christian Moore has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America Nevada Area Council. The BSA Nevada Area Council mission statement is “to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the value of the Scout Oath and […]

“I need a contractor’s license for that?!” – Requirements real estate brokers should be aware of.

Laws governing real estate brokers are contained in NRS Chapter 645.  There, you can find statutes and regulations on everything from real estate brokers versus real estate salespersons to brokerage agreements for sales of residential and commercial real estate. Commonly overlooked, however, are the laws in NRS Chapter 624.  Although these laws apply to contractors, […]