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Insurance Law

A collection of blogs written by Backus, Carranza, & Burden that cover issues surrounding Nevada insurance law.


Fair Claims Handling - 50 States

Shea A. Backus, Esq. joined with Lindsey J. Woodrow, Esq. of the Waldeck Law Firm in Minnesota and...

Educating Lawyers

Backus, Carranza & Burden prides itself in being called upon to educate their colleagues.  Mr. Backus had...

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

On August 30, 2016, Mr. Backus will be a presenter for National Business Institute in Las Vegas on a...

Builder’s Risk Insurance Program for Eagle International Associates

Gene Backus is co-moderating with Rebecca Alcantar of Macdonald Devin, PC of Texas  a program titled...

Nevada Supreme Court bars negligent misrepresentation claims against design professionals

​Today, the Nevada Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of mandamus in the CityCenter Litigation...

Public Works Arbitration Statute Held to be Ambiguous in Nevada

Written by: Gene Backus

May an public owner in Nevada refuse arbitration and preserve its right to a jury...

Does there have to be insurance coverage as a prerequisite to an unfair claims practices action?

 

Even in the absence of coverage, an insured can bring a claim for breach of Nevada’s Unfair Claims...

Admission of Arbitrator’s Findings in Jury Trial Following Short Trial is Constitutional

 The Nevada Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of NRS 38.259(2) which required the admission into...