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No Blue Sky For Almost A Half Century

"Nothing but blue skies do I see"

Kansas claims the pride of place in with its enactment in 1911 of the country's first general securities law.  Kan. L. 1911, ch. 133.  Kansas Bank Commissioner J.N. Dolley, the author of that law, is also given...

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The Cost Of Justice - Historic Nevada Courthouses

Today's post honors some of Nevada's historic courthouses.

Nye County - Belmont 

As the erstwhile county seat of Nye County, Belmont received $3,400 to build this courthouse.  The courthouse was completed in 1876, but was closed when the county...

Nevada

Is This Blog Printed?

The word "print" is derived from the Latin word premere, meaning to press or to bear down upon.  Ancient Romans used several mechanisms to write, including pressing letters with a stylus (stilus) into a wax tablet (tabula).  A blank tablet was...

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A Supreme Court Decision In Which Only One Justice Participated

Yesterday, the Nevada Supreme Court issued its opinion in In re Discipline of James A. Colin, 135 Nev. Adv. 43 (2019).  As the name of the case suggests, the opinion involved a question of attorney discipline.  Although this isn't a regular subject...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution In Nevada

Alternative dispute resolution is a popular alternative to civil litigation which is often slow and costly.  Alternative dispute resolution, however, is not new.  Homer, for example, mentions arbitration in The Iliad.  See Achilles' Shield And...

Nevada

In This Case Decanting Was In Error

I am no oenophile but I have heard of decanting a bottle of wine.  I am also not a trust and estates lawyer but I have never heard of decanting a trust's assets - until yesterday when I read the Nevada Supreme Court's opinion in In the Matter of ...

Nevada

A Nevada Day Literary Guide

If we were on Mt. Athos, today's date is October 18, 2013.  That is because the monks on that peninsula in the Aegean Sea still adhere to the Julian calendar.  While I hew to the old calendar, I do remain a traditionalist when it comes to Nevada...

Nevada

Nevada's Criminal Gatekeeper Statute

Although much of Nevada is unfenced open range (see yesterday's post), that doesn't mean that the state treats the responsibility of gatekeepers lightly.  More than a century ago, Assemblymember Thomas Hagar introduced legislation criminalizing the...

Nevada

Nevada's Constitutional Limitation On Shareholder Liability

Article 8, Section 3 of the Nevada Constitution provides:

Dues from corporations shall be secured by such means as may be prescribed by law; Provided that corporators in corporations formed under the laws of this State shall not be individually...

Nevada Corporations, Goldfield, Nevada, Nevada constitution, NRS 78.225, Seaborn v. Wingfield, Section 3, Article 8, george wingfield

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