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 evidence of the arbitrator’s findings entered at the conclusion of a mandatory nonbinding arbitration proceeding in a short trial matter. The admission of the findings were deemed not to violate the right to jury trial under the Nevada Constitution, Art. 1, § 3, nor the equal protection clauses of the Nevada and United States Constitutions. Zamora v. Price, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 32 (August 6, 2009).