Nevada Appellate Courts Advance Opinions for September 27, 2017

Nevada Appellate Courts Advance Opinions for September 27, 2017

STATE ENGINEER VS. EUREKA CTY.

  • When does a district court exceed its authority when an appellate court remands a case to the district court.

STATE, DEP’T. OF TRANSP. VS. DIST. CT. (NASSIRI)

  • Did the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) breach a settlement agreement or its implied duty of good faith and fair dealing by building an overpass adjacent to a landowner’s property.
  • When is a unilateral mistake claim time-barred by the statute of limitations.

GORDON VS. GEIGER (CHILD CUSTODY)

  • Did the district court violate a parent’s due process rights when it changed the terms of custody without sufficient notice to the parent.
  • What are the proper procedures when the district court wants to interview a child witness.

FORD MOTOR CO. VS. TREJO

  • Should Nevada adopt the risk-utility analysis for determining whether a defendant is liable for a design defect under a strict product liability theory.

ADELSON VS. HARRIS (NRAP 5)

  • Does a hyperlink to source material about judicial proceedings in an online petition suffice to qualify as a report for purposes of applying the common law fair report privilege.
  • Did Nevada’s anti-strategic litigation against public participation (“anti-SLAPP”) statute, NRS 41.653-.670, as that statute was in effect prior to the most recent amendments in 2013, cover speech that seeks to influence an election but that is not addressed to a government agency.

HIGH NOON AT ARLINGTON RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASS’N VS. DIST. CT. (D.R. HORTON, INC.)

  • Does a homeowners’ association have standing to represent (a) unit owners who purchase their units after the litigation commences, and (b) unit owners who sell their units after the litigation commences.

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