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Fair Claims Handling - 50 States

Shea A. Backus, Esq. joined with Lindsey J. Woodrow, Esq. of the Waldeck Law Firm in Minnesota and Wisconsin to moderate a distinguished panel of industry expert in a program called A Roadmap for 50 States:...

Educating Lawyers

Backus, Carranza & Burden prides itself in being called upon to educate their colleagues.  Mr. Backus had such an opportunity in addressing lawyers regarding electronic evidence in a program titled Hearsay, Email,...

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

On August 30, 2016, Mr. Backus will be a presenter for National Business Institute in Las Vegas on a program called Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in Nevada.  Mr. Backus has been instrumental in helping...

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 Builder’s Risk Insurance:  Utilizing BR Policies to Help Settle Construction Defect Claims—Finding the Oasis in...

Gene Backus to Moderate Distinguished Panel on Collateral Source Rule and Impact of ACA

​Gene Backus, a director and officer of Eagle International Associates, will be moderating a distinguished panel of insurance claims industry members on March 26, 2014 in Philadelphia.  The program hosted by Eagle...

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 barring under the economic loss doctrine negligent misrepresentation claims against design professionals on a...

No New Exception To Employment At-Will Doctrine

Written by: Edgar Carranza

“No New Exception To Employment At-Will Doctrine For An Employee Terminated For Attempting To Organize Fellow Employees”

The Nevada Supreme Court declined to recognize a new exception to...

Health Care Professionals Can Testify About Their “Habit” To Help Estabilsh Compliance

Written by: Edgar Carranza

“Health Care Professionals Can Testify About Their “Habit” To Help Estabilsh Compliance With The Standard Of Care”

Health care professionals often cannot recall specific patients who they...

Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenants When Employer Is Acquired

Written by: Edgar Carranza

Tough economic climates often bring with them opportunities for companies to acquire competitors that can benefit their organization.  More often than not, the competitors have...

How the Cumulative Impact Claim May Affect Your Company

Written by: Gene Backus

When multiple Change Orders negatively impact a construction project, particularly a larger, complex one, such as a stadium, mall or hotel gambling complex, the builder may claim damage...

Age Discrimination In ADEA Does Not Protect Younger Workers

Written by: Edgar Carranza

In General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Dennis Cline, 2004 WL 329956, the United States Supreme Court recently clarified a long-standing dispute surrounding the applicability of the...

Harassment is Actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Written by: Edgar Carranza

Generally, sexual harassment is a component of discrimination based on sex. The origin of the hostile environment sexual harassment claim can be traced back to Meritor Savings Bank v....

Employment Retaliation Standards Set By United States Supreme Court

Written by: Edgar Carranza

For years employers have debated the extent to which one can rightfully make personnel decisions that affect an employee who has previously been engaged in some protected activity without...

Employers Can Be Sued For a Hostile Environment

Written by: Edgar Carranza

Employers are often under the misconception that if an employee complains about a perceived discriminatory action or harassment, which turns out to be baseless, their subsequent conduct...

Mechanics Lien Law Allows Equipment Rental Companies to File Liens

Under Nevada’s new mechanic’s lien law, a company which rents equipment that is used to improve real property now has the right to file a mechanic’s lien.

The revised NRS 108.22124 defines equipment to include...

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