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  • Nevada Joins Mission to Save Lives Through Fire-Safe Cigarettes.
    Nevada Joins Mission to Save Lives Through Fire-Safe Cigarettes.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated one out of every four fire-related deaths in the United States in 2006 was caused by smoking materials (i.e. cigarettes, pipes, ...

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  • CAUTION! READ BEFORE SIGNING: Releasing Property Damage Claims
    CAUTION! READ BEFORE SIGNING: Releasing Property Damage Claims

    After an accident, a party will often accept a given sum of money for repairs in exchange for which he or she releases the right to sue for any and all present and future property damages arising out ...

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  • Hospital Liens Do Not Attach to UM Coverage in Nevada
    Hospital Liens Do Not Attach to UM Coverage in Nevada

    Under Nevada law provides statutory authority for hospitals to place a lien on certain insurance proceeds. NRS 108.590 provides that "Whenever any person receives hospitalization on account of any ...

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  • Contaminated Peanut Butter Suit Includes Kellogg Co.
    Contaminated Peanut Butter Suit Includes Kellogg Co.

    Since August 2008, about 550 people have gotten sick and eight people have died from the salmonella outbreak. Thousands of peanut butter products have been recalled. The law firm that filed the first ...

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  • Nevada Legislators Propose Risky Amendment
    Nevada Legislators Propose Risky Amendment

    On March 11, Nevada Legislators introduced Bill A.B. 300 , amending existing helmet requirements for motorcyclists. Under the new bill, motorcyclists over the age of 21, who have had their motorcycle ...

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  • Twittering: harmless messaging or juror misconduct?
    Twittering: harmless messaging or juror misconduct?

    Twitter.com is a website that allows members to record their thoughts in 140 character-blogs, twenty four hours a day. Similar to "status" postings on Facebook, Twitter blogs allow a member to share ...

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