Elements for the Claim of Nuisance in Nevada

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of nuisance are:

  1. Unreasonable, unwarrantable, or unlawful use of one’s own property;
  2. Cause of a sustainable/unreasonable interference of another’s enjoyment;
  3. Interferes with another’s enjoyment of their own property; and
  4. Such that the law will presume consequential damages.

NRS 40.140; D.S. Edwards v. Emperor’s Garden Rest., 122 Nev. 317, 130 P.3d 1280, 1288 (2006); Jezowski v. Reno, 71 Nev. 233, 240, 286 P.2d 257 (1955).

 

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Elements for the Claim of Negligence of Agency Relationship in Nevada

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of negligence of an agency relationship are:

  1. The existence of an agency relationship;
  2. The agent was negligent in fulfilling the agent’s duties; and
  3. Causation and damages.

Scialabba v. Brandise Constr. Co., 112 Nev. 965, 968; 921 P.2d 928, 930 (1996); Hunter Mining Laboratories, Inc. v. Mgt. Assistance, Inc., 104 Nev. 568, 570-71; 763 P.2d 350, 352 (1988).

 

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Elements for the Claim of Negligent Misrepresentation

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of negligent misrepresentation are:

  1. The defendant must have supplied information while in the course of his business,profession or employment, or any other transaction in which he had a pecuniary interest;
  2. The information must have been false;
  3. The information must have been supplied for the guidance of the plaintiff in his business transactions;
  4. The defendant must have failed to exercise reasonable care or competence in obtaining or communicating the information;
  5. The plaintiff must have justifiably relied upon the information by taking action or refraining from it; and
  6. And, finally, as a result of his reliance upon the accuracy of the information, the plaintiff must have sustained damage.

NEVADA JURY INSTRUCTIONS 9.05; Barmettler v. Reno Air, Inc., 114 Nev. 441, 449, 956 P.2d 1382, 1387 (1998); Albert H. Wohlers & Co. v. Bartgis, 114 Nev. 1249, 1260, 969 P.2d 949, 957 (1998); Epperson v. Roloff, 102 Nev. 206, 211, 719 P.2d 799, 802 (1986); Bill Stremmel Motors, Inc. v. First Nat’l Bank of Nevada, 94 Nev. 131, 134, 575 P.2d 938, 940 (1978); Kitchen Krafters, Inc. v. Eastside Bank of Montana, 789 P.2d 567 (Mont. 1990).

 

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Elements for the Claim of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Nevada

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress are:

  1. Defendant acted in a negligent manner, causing an accident or injury of another;
  2. Plaintiff witnesses the accident;
  3. Plaintiff is closely related to the victim of the accident;
  4. Plaintiff suffered emotional or physical distress by witnessing the accident while it happened; and
  5. Proximate cause and damages.

Boorman v. Nevada Mem’l Cremation Soc’y, 236 P.3d 4, 8 (Nev. 2010); Luckett v. Doumani, 121 Nev. 44, 110 P.3d 30 (2005); Grotts v. Zahner, 115 Nev. 339, 342, 989 P.2d 415, 417 (1999); Shoen v. Amerco, Inc., 111 Nev. 735, 748, 896 P.2d 469, 477 (1995); Chowdhry v. NLVH, Inc., 109 Nev. 478, 851 P.2d 459 (1993);  State v. Hill, 114 Nev. 810, 963 P.2d 480 (1998); State v. Eaton, 710 P. 2d 1370 (Nev. 1985); Paugh v. Hanks, 451 N.E.2d 759, 767 (Ohio 1983).

 

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Elements for the Claim of Negligent Entrustment in Nevada

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of negligent entrustment are:

  1. Defendant leaves an object, such as an automobile or firearm, with another person;
  2. Defendant knows or should know the person with whom the defendant left the object is inexperienced and/or incompetent to use the object and a person who could use the object to harm others;
  3. The person entrusted with the object uses it in a negligent fashion, harming another; and
  4. Damages.

Nurse v. U.S., 226 F.3d 99 (9th Cir. 2000); Hall v. Enter. Leasing Company-West, 122 Nev. 685, 137 P.3d 1104 (Nev. 2006); Zugel v. Miller, 100 Nev. 525, 688 P.2d 310 (1984); McCart v. Muir, 230 Kan. 618, 641 P.2d 384 (1982); Mills v. Continental Parking Corp., 86 Nev. 724, 725-26, 475 P.2d 673, 674 (Nev. 1970); Wiggins v. Hughes Tool Co., 87 Nev. 190, 193-94 484 P.2d 566, 568-69 (Nev. 1971); 7A Am. Jur. 2d Automobiles and Highway Traffic §§ 643-45 (1980).

 

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Elements for a Claim of Elder Abuse in Nevada

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of elder abuse are:

  1. A person over the age of 60 years or is vulnerable as defined by NRS 41.1395 (physical or mental impairment);
  2. Suffers a personal injury or death caused by abuse or neglect, as defined by NRS 41.1395;
  3. Suffers a loss of money or property by reason of their exploitation by another;
  4. The defendant knows or has reason to know that the plaintiff is elderly or vulnerable;
  5. Double actual damages; and
  6. If the defendant acted with recklessness, oppression, fraud or malice, the plaintiff shall be entitled to an award of attorney fees and costs of the suit.

NRS 41.1395; DeRuise v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co. Inc., 3:11-CV-00136-ECR, 2011 WL 3651297 (D. Nev. Aug. 17, 2011).

 

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