The Great Reese River Navigation Company Investment Scam

Recently, I have written a few words about Austin, Nevada.  The town is situated in Pony Canyon, over a mile high in the Toiyabe mountain range.  Today, it bestrides U.S. Route 50, known as the "Loneliest Road in America".  The town was founded on...

The Cost Of Justice In Nevada

In February, I penned this post about some of Nevada's historic rural courthouses.  Recently, I visited Goldfield, Nevada.  Although Goldfield is the county seat of Esmeralda County, it has no gas station and no supermarket.  Esmeralda County has a...

NV Supreme Court Shuts Out Exclusive Application Of Forum Selection Clause

Mr. Desage, a Nevada resident, and Cadeau Express, Inc., a Nevada corporation, defaulted on several promissory notes payable to AW Financial Group, LLC, a Nevada limited-liability company.  Because everyone involved had a Nevada connection, it may...

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...

The Cost Of Justice - Historic Nevada Courthouses

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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