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Motion to confirm arbitration award

Once a party has prevailed in arbitration, they may wish to enforce the award.  The prevailing party must file a motion with the appropriate court (either federal or state court depending on the circumstances). The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) (9 U.S.C. § 9) or the Nevada Uniform Arbitration Act (NRS 38.239) will determine the appropriate court where the motion to confirm should be filed.

The court must confirm an award unless it finds grounds to vacate, modify, or correct it.   9 U.S.C. § 9;  NRS 38.244.

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Compel Arbitration

Sample Form Motion to Compel Arbitration

POINTS AND AUTHORITIES

This motion seeks an order from this honorable Court compelling arbitration of all matters between ____________________.  The Parties entered into a written agreement on _____________ requiring arbitration of their disputes.  _________ asks the Court to compel compliance  with that agreement pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, as well as Nevada’s Uniform Arbitration Act.

 

 

I.     Introduction and Factual Background

[INSERT]

II.     Argument

     A.     Standard For Motion To Compel Arbitration

1.     The Standard Under the Federal Arbitration Act (more…)

Compel Arbitration

Motion to Compel Arbitration

This Article is designed to provide a litigant with the basis in law to file a motion to compel arbitration in Federal Court where a party to an arbitration agreement has refused to honor the agreement to arbitrate or has filed a lawsuit in court instead of initiating arbitration.

The Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”), governs the enforcement of arbitration agreements.  9 U.S.C. §§ 1-2; Prima Paint Corp. v. Flood & Conklin Mfg. Co., 398 U.S. 395, 402 (1967).  The FAA established a national public policy favoring arbitration.  AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740, 1745 (2011)).  An arbitration agreement is enforceable under the FAA if it is in writing, relates to a commercial or maritime transaction, and manifests and agreement between the parties to arbitrate a dispute. 9 U.S.C § 1.  Contracts of employment of seamen, railroad employees, or any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce” are not covered by the FAA.  Id. (more…)

The Arbitration Toolbox

The Arbitration Toolbox

I am a Nevada arbitrator with experience arbitrating hundreds of disputes.  This Arbitration Toolbox is designed to assist those involved in arbitration in Nevada or federally to navigate the process.  My aim is for this Toolbox to be a knowledge resource center for litigants and advocates who have a matter in arbitration, or for those trying to understand the arbitration process better.  Please feel free to reach out to me if there are resources that should be added to this Toolbox.

 

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?
Nevada Supreme Court Defines Arbitration
Nevada Law Defines “Arbitrator”
What Are Your Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Las Vegas, Nevada? (more…)

Drafting an enforceable arbitration clause in Nevada presents challenges

Drafting an enforceable arbitration clause in Nevada presents challenges

Are you certain you have and enforceable arbitration agreement in Nevada?  In this 2016 post, we discussed Nevada Revised Statute 597.995‘s peculiarly-worded requirement that an arbitration clause or an agreement to arbitrate is void and unenforceable unless it contains a “specific authorization” that the parties have “affirmatively agreed” to the arbitration provision.  The Nevada Supreme Court recently decided the case of Fat Hat, LLC v. Diterlizzi and NRS 597.995’s requirement for an affirmative agreement played a central role in the matter.  This article gives an update to the discussion with some unofficial guidance from the Nevada Supreme Court, and provides some best practices for drafters. (more…)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Las Vegas, Nevada

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Las Vegas, Nevada

There are many pathways to resolving legal disputes in Nevada other than litigating the matter in court.  Some of those pathways, paradoxically, begin with one of the parties filing a lawsuit in court.  Others are initiated by the parties without going to court.  This article explores the various pathways to Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), including arbitration and mediation and the rules governing them.

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In Search of the Efficient Arbitration

In Search of the Efficient Arbitration

 

A frequent complaint about arbitration is that it is not as cost-effective as the parties hoped it would be.  In fact, 69% of corporate counsel, outside counsel, arbitrators, and company executives surveyed believe arbitration fails at least half of the time to meet its goal of providing speed, efficiency, and economy.[1]  What makes arbitration costly?  Many things, but this article will focus on discovery, motion practice, and multiple-arbitrator panels. (more…)

N.R.S. CHAPTER 78 – PRIVATE CORPORATIONS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 78.010             Definitions; construction.

NRS 78.015             Applicability of chapter; effect on corporations existing before April 1, 1925.

NRS 78.020             Limitations on incorporation under chapter; compliance with other laws.

NRS 78.025             Reserved power of State to amend or repeal chapter; chapter part of corporation’s charter. (more…)

N.R.S. CHAPTER 33 – INJUNCTIONS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 33.010             Cases in which injunction may be granted.

NRS 33.015             Injunction to restrain unlawful act against witness or victim of crime.

NRS CHAPTER 32 – RECEIVERS

NRS 32.010             Cases in which receiver may be appointed.

NRS 32.015             Additional cases in which receiver may be appointed.

NRS 32.020             Reversion and disposition of unclaimed dividends in receivership.

We have all been there.  During trial a witness testifies inconsistently with her prior testimony.  So you dutifully pull out the transcript to impeach her.  Here is a method I have found that works to limit the witness’ ability to wiggle out of prior testimony.

First, commit the witness to the testimony she gave under oath today.  Say something like “on direct examination, you testified that the light was green for southbound traffic on Rainbow when you entered the intersection, correct?”  Make sure you are quoting the prior testimony as closely as possible in order to avoid having the witness quibble. (more…)

(Discoverability of Conversations During Deposition Breaks)

Let’s pretend that your client needs a restroom break during a deposition and there is no question pending (thus, not triggering an In Re Stratosphere Corporation, 182 F.R.D. 614 (D. Nev. 1998) problem).  You and your client requested a break.  Before going back into the deposition, you remind your client about the training you gave him to answer only the question asked and not to volunteer information.  You also tell him to beware if opposing counsel asks questions about that smoking gun document that he pay special attention to the second paragraph.  Under a recent Nevada decision, no privilege would attach to that conversation, meaning your client could and would be forced to divulge the contents of that conversation if the examining attorney is aware of the decision. (more…)

For large, complex arbitration, some parties negotiate for and require three arbitrators to hear their dispute.  The problem with this approach, according to the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”), is that three-arbitrator panels cost the parties on average 5 times as much as a single arbitrator case.  The AAA suggests there may be a more cost efficient way to deliver the same services, as 60% of business disputes filed with the organization resolve before the actual arbitration hearing.  So why not limit the workload of the three arbitrators prior to the arbitration hearing?

The AAA’s solution to this frequent complaint about arbitration being too costly is found in the new Streamlined Three-Arbitrator Panel Option, which allows all pre-hearing matters to be heard by a single arbitrator, with only the final arbitration being heard by the entire panel.  According to the AAA:

The Streamlined Three-Arbitrator Panel Option allows parties to . . . utilizing a single arbitrator to manage the early stages of the case, decide issues related to the exchange of information and resolve other procedural matters without incurring the costs associated with the entire panel . . . By maximizing the use of a single arbitrator, the parties will be able to capitalize on the cost savings provided by a single arbitrator while still preserving their right to have the case ultimately decided by a panel of three arbitrators.

Parties do not have to agree to the streamlined panel method and may have 3 arbitrators hear and decide every matter.  Further, they may at any time withdraw their consent to participate in the streamlined option and will thereafter have all matters heard by a full panel.  This rule change should be applauded by the ADR community as a money-saving method that still gives the litigants the ability to control their arbitration experience through contract.

An opinion recently issued by the 9th Circuit illustrates the power of a well-crafted arbitration agreement to control one’s litigation needs.  The case is Mohamed v. Uber Technologies, Inc.  It stands for the propositions that: 1) an arbitration agreement may delegate the question of arbitrability to an arbitrator despite federal policy that courts should decide arbitrability; and 2) an arbitration agreement containing a clear-opt out provision is neither adhesive nor unconscionable.

This decision should encourage us to write better arbitration clauses so that we can better control the litigation environment.  For further discussion of this topic, see this article 10 Steps to Writing a Better Arbitration Agreement. (more…)

How do you properly respond to a Nevada subpoena?  As is so often the case in the law, the answer is “it depends.” Let’s first discuss the different types of subpoenas and then decide on the best way to respond to them.

The post assumes that you are not a party to the litigation and that the subpoena is not for trial testimony.  If that is the case, the subpoena is served for the purpose of gathering information one of the parties thinks they need to prove their case, and is called a discovery subpoena.  A discovery subpoena may require the receiving party to turn over documents, allow for the inspection of physical premises, and/or provide testimony.  Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (“NRCP”), NRCP 45(b)(1), NRCP 30(b)(1). (more…)

In Nevada, there are very few restrictions on what name can be given to a corporation.  First, a corporation may not be the name or initials of a natural person unless it also contains and additional designation such as “Incorporated,” “Limited,” “Inc.,” “Ltd.,” “Company,” “Co.,” “Corporation,” “Corp.,” or other word which identifies it as not being a natural person.  NRS 78.035.  Second, the name “must be distinguishable . . . from the names of all other” companies registered with the Nevada Secretary of State.  NRS 78.039. Finally, the name may not insinuate that the corporation is a “bank” or “trust,” associated with a regulated industry unless it has approval to do so by the appropriate state agency which regulates that industry.  NRS 78.045.

A more practical concern is whether a chosen name infringes on the trademark of another business.  A prudent business owner will determine that the proposed business name does not infringe on that of another.  There are both state and federal trademarks to consider.

In our last post, we discussed Articles of Incorporation.  In this post, we discuss a corporation’s bylaws.  A corporation’s bylaws are written rules by which the corporation, its officers, directors, and shareholders must abide.  They establish how the company is ruled and what are the duties and obligations of its officers, directors, and shareholders.  Unlike the articles of incorporation, there is no obligation to file the bylaws with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Most bylaws will contain (remembering that the officers and directors will be legally required to adhere to the standards.  Importantly, if they are sued, the bylaws are the standard against which their actions will be judged): (more…)

Nevada Jury Instructions

NEV. J.I. 1.0               DUTY OF JUDGE AND JURY
NEV. J.I. 1.01             USE OF INSTRUCTIONS
NEV. J.I. 1.02            MASCULINE FORM OF PRONOUN INCLUDES FEMININE OR CORPORATION
NEV. J.I.1.03             WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT EVIDENCE  (more…)

In Nevada, a corporation is formed when one or more persons, called “incorporators”, sign and file articles of incorporation with the Nevada Secretary of State.  Roughly stated, the articles of incorporation state the intention of the incorporators to transact business as a separate legal entity

A corporation may be formed to conduct any lawful business, or to promote or conduct any legitimate object or purpose NRS 78.030(1).  The articles must contain the following information:

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RULE 16.  SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES

IN CIVIL APPEALS

       (a) Assignment of Case to Settlement Conference Program.  Any civil appeal in which all parties are represented by counsel and that does not involve termination of parental rights may be assigned to the settlement conference program. The settlement conference program administrator shall determine whether to assign an appeal to the settlement conference program. The settlement conference shall be presided over by a qualified mediator who has been appointed as a settlement judge by the Supreme Court.

       (1) Settlement Notice; Suspension of Rules.  The clerk shall issue a settlement notice informing the parties that the appeal will be assigned to the settlement conference program. The settlement notice automatically stays the time for filing a request for transcripts under Rule 9 and for filing briefs under Rule 31. The notice also stays the preparation and filing of any transcripts requested under Rule 9. (more…)

Nevada Arbitration Rules

Rule 1.  The court annexed arbitration program
Rule 2.  Intent of program and application of rules
Rule 3.  Matters subject to arbitration
Rule 4.  Relationship to district court jurisdiction and rules
Rule 5.  Exemptions from arbitration
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Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

RULE 85.  TITLE

      These rules may be known and cited as the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, or abbreviated N.R.C.P.

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

RULE 33.  INTERROGATORIES TO PARTIES

      (a) Availability.  Without leave of court or written stipulation, any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories, not exceeding 40 in number including all discrete subparts, to be answered by the party served or, if the party served is a public or private corporation or a partnership or association or governmental agency, by any officer or agent, who shall furnish such information as is available to the party. Leave to serve additional interrogatories shall be granted to the extent consistent with the principles of Rule 26(b)(2). Without leave of court or written stipulation, interrogatories may not be served before the time specified in Rule 26(a).

      [As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]

      (b) Answers and Objections.

              (1) Each interrogatory shall be answered separately and fully in writing under oath, unless it is objected to, in which event the objecting party shall state the reasons for objection and shall answer to the extent the interrogatory is not objectionable. The answers shall first set forth each interrogatory asked, followed by the answer or response of the party.

              (2) The answers are to be signed by the person making them, and the objections signed by the attorney making them.

             (3) The party upon whom the interrogatories have been served shall serve a copy of the answers, and objections if any, within 30 days after the service of the interrogatories. A short or longer time may be directed by the court or in the absence of such an order, agreed to in writing by the parties subject to Rule 29.

              (4) All grounds for an objection to an interrogatory shall be stated with specificity. Any ground not stated in a timely objection is waived unless the party’s failure to object is excused by the court for good cause shown.

              (5) The party submitting the interrogatories may move for an order under Rule 37(a) with respect to any objection to or other failure to answer an interrogatory.

      [As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]

      (c) Scope; Use at Trial.  Interrogatories may relate to any matters which can be inquired into under Rule 26(b), and the answers may be used to the extent permitted by the rules of evidence.

       An interrogatory otherwise proper is not necessarily objectionable merely because an answer to the interrogatory involves an opinion or contention that relates to fact or the application of law to fact, but the court may order that such an interrogatory need not be answered until after designated discovery has been completed or until a pretrial conference or other later time.

      [As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]

      (d) Option to Produce Business Records.  Where the answer to an interrogatory may be derived or ascertained from the business records of the party upon whom the interrogatory has been served or from an examination, audit or inspection of such business records, including a compilation, abstract or summary thereof, and the burden of deriving or ascertaining the answer is substantially the same for the party serving the interrogatory as for the party served, it is a sufficient answer to such interrogatory to specify the records from which the answer may be derived or ascertained and to afford to the party serving the interrogatory reasonable opportunity to examine, audit or inspect such records and to make copies, compilations, abstracts or summaries. A specification shall be in sufficient detail to permit the interrogating party to locate and to identify, as readily as can the party served, the records from which the answer may be ascertained.

      [As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

(January 2017)

I.     SCOPE OF RULES—ONE FORM OF ACTION

NRCP 1 – SCOPE OF RULES
NRCP 2 – ONE FORM OF ACTION

II.     COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION; SERVICE OF PROCESS, PLEADINGS, MOTIONS, AND ORDERS (more…)

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 33.  Consent to Service by Electronic Means Under Rule 5

       The undersigned party hereby consents to service of documents under Rule 5(a) by electronic means as designated below in accordance with Rule 5(b)(2)(D).

 Party name(s):

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

 Documents served by electronic means must be transmitted to the following person(s):

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

 Facsimile transmission to the following facsimile number(s):

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

 Electronic mail to the following e-mail address(es):

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

 Attachments to e-mail must be in the following format(s):

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

       The undersigned party also acknowledges that this consent does not require service by the specified means unless the serving party elects to serve by that means.

      Dated this __________ day of _______________, 20_____.

                                                                     Signed:  ______________________________,

                                                                                     Attorney for Consenting Party

                                                                    Address: ____________________________

                                                                   Telephone: ____________________________

                                                                   Fax number: ____________________________

                                                                   E-mail address: ____________________________

       [Added; effective January 1, 2005.]

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 32.  Judgment on Decision by the Court

(Title of Court)

                                                                                Civil Action, File Number __________

A.B., Plaintiff                                 }

        v.                                               }        Judgment

C.D., Defendant                             }

      This action came on for [trial] [hearing] before the Court, Honorable John Marshall, District Judge, presiding, and the issues having been duly [tried] [heard] and a decision having been duly rendered,

      It Is Ordered and Adjudged

      [that the plaintiff A. B. recover of the defendant C. D. the sum of __________, with interest thereon at the rate of __________ per cent as provided by law, and his costs of action.]

      [that the plaintiff take nothing, that the action be dismissed on the merits, and that the defendant C. D. recover of the plaintiff A. B. his costs of action.]

      Dated at __________, Nevada, this _____ day of __________, 20_____.

                                                                                  ______________________________

                                                                         District Judge

      [Added; effective March 16, 1964.]

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 31.  Judgment on Jury Verdict

(Title of Court)

                                                                                Civil Action, File Number __________

A.B., Plaintiff                                 }

        v.                                               }        Judgment

C.D., Defendant                             }

      This action came on for trial before the Court and a jury, Honorable John Marshall, District Judge, presiding, and the issues having been duly tried and the jury having duly rendered its verdict,

      It Is Ordered and Adjudged

      [that the plaintiff A. B. recover of the defendant C. D. the sum of __________, with interest thereon at the rate of __________ per cent as provided by law, and his costs of action.]

      [that the plaintiff take nothing, that the action be dismissed on the merits, and that the defendant C. D. recover of the plaintiff A. B. his costs of action.]

      Dated this __________ day of _______________, 20_____.

                                                                                  ______________________________

                                                                         District Judge

      [Added; effective April 15, 1964; Amended effective January 1, 2005.]

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 26.  Allegation of Reason for Omitting Party

       When it is necessary, under Rule 19(c), for the pleader to set forth in his pleading the names of persons who ought to be made parties, but who are not so made, there should be an allegation such as the one set out below:

       John Doe named in this complaint is not made a party to this action [because he is not subject to the jurisdiction of this court].

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 25.  Request for Admission Under Rule 36

       Plaintiff A. B. requests defendant C. D. within _____ days after service of this request to make the following admissions for the purpose of this action only and subject to all pertinent objections to admissibility which may be interposed at the trial:

       1.  That each of the following documents, exhibited with this request, is genuine.

       (Here list the documents and describe each document.)

       2.  That each of the following statements is true.

       (Here list the statements.)

                                                                   Signed: _____________________________

                                                                         Attorney for Plaintiff

                                                                Address: _____________________________

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

 Form 24.  Request for Production of Documents, Etc., Under Rule 34

      Plaintiff A. B. requests defendant C. D. to respond within _______ days to the following requests:

       (1) That defendant produce and permit plaintiff to inspect and to copy each of the following documents:

       (Here list the documents either individually or by category and describe each of them.)

       (Here state the time, place, and manner of making the inspection and performance of any related acts.)

       (2) That defendant produce and permit plaintiff to inspect and to copy, test, or sample each of the following objects:

       (Here list the objects either individually or by category and describe each of them.)

       (Here state the time, place, and manner of making the inspection and performance of any related acts.)

       (3) That defendant permit plaintiff to enter (here describe property to be entered) and to inspect and to photograph, test or sample (here describe the portion of the real property and the objects to be inspected).

      (Here state the time, place, and manner of making the inspection and performance of any related acts.)

                                                                   Signed: _____________________________

                                                                         Attorney for Plaintiff

                                                                Address: _____________________________

      [As amended; effective September 27, 1971.]

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 23.  Motion to Intervene as a Defendant Under Rule 24

(Title of Court)

                                                                                Civil Action, File Number __________

A. B., Plaintiff                                }

        v.                                               }        Motion to Intervene as a Defendant

C. D., Defendant                            }

E. F., Applicant for Intervention }

      E. F. moves for leave to intervene as a defendant in this action, in order to assert the defenses set forth in his proposed answer, of which a copy is hereto attached, on the ground that __________ and as such has a defense to plaintiff’s claim presenting both questions of law and of fact which are common to the main action.2

                                                             Signed: ________________________________

                                                                    Attorney for E. F., Applicant for Intervention

                                                          Address: ________________________________

_______________________

      2For other grounds of intervention, either of right or in the discretion of the court, see Rule 24(a) and (b).

 

Notice of Motion

(Contents the same as in Form 19)

(Title of Court)

                                                                                Civil Action, File Number __________

A. B., Plaintiff                                }

        v.                                               }        Intervener’s Answer

C. D., Defendant                            }

E. F., Intervener                             }

First Defense

      Intervener admits the allegations stated in paragraphs 1 and 4 of the complaint; denies the allegations in paragraph 3, and denies the allegations in paragraph 2 in so far as they assert the

Second Defense

      (Set forth defenses.)

                                                                   Signed: _____________________________

                                                                         Attorney for E. F., Intervention

                                                                Address: _____________________________

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 22-B.  Motion to Bring in Third-Party Defendant

       Defendant moves for leave, as third-party plaintiff, to cause to be served upon E. F. a summons and third-party complaint, copies of which are hereto attached as Exhibit X.

                                                                   Signed: _____________________________

                                                                         Attorney for Defendant C. D.

                                                                Address: _____________________________

 Notice of Motion

       (Contents the same as in Form 19. The notice should be addressed to all parties to the action.)

Exhibit X

      (Contents the same as in Form 22-A.)

      [Added; effective March 16, 1964.]

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 22-A.  Summons and Complaint Against Third-Party Defendant

(Title of Court)

                                                                                 Civil Action, File Number __________

 A. B., Plaintiff                                }

        v.                                               }

C. D., Defendant and                    }        Summons

Third-Party Plaintiff                      }

        v.                                               }

E. F., Third-Party Defendant       }

To the above-named Third-Party Defendant:

       You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon __________, plaintiff’s attorney whose address is __________, and upon __________, who is attorney for C. D., defendant and third-party plaintiff, and whose address is __________, an answer to the third-party complaint which is herewith served upon you within 20 days after the service of this summons upon you exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the third-party complaint. There is also served upon you herewith a copy of the complaint of the plaintiff which you may but are not required to answer.

                                                                                 ______________________________

                                                                      Clerk of Court

 [Seal of the District Court]

 Dated _______________

 (Title of Court)

                                                                                 Civil Action, File Number __________

 A. B., Plaintiff                                }

        v.                                               }

C. D., Defendant and                    }        Third-Party Complaint

Third-Party Plaintiff                      }

        v.                                               }

E. F., Third-Party Defendant       }

       1. Plaintiff A. B. has filed against defendant C. D. a complaint, a copy of which is hereto attached as “Exhibit A.”

       2. (Here state the grounds upon which C. D. is entitled to recover from E. F., all or part of what A. B. may recover from C. D. The statement should be framed as in an original complaint.)

       Wherefore C. D. demands judgment against third-party defendant E. F. for all sums1 that may be adjudged against defendant C. D. in favor of plaintiff A. B.

                                                                    Signed: _____________________________

                                                                         Attorney for C. D., Third-Party Plaintiff

                                                                 Address: _____________________________

      [Added; effective March 16, 1964.]

_______________________

      1Make appropriate change where C. D. is entitled to only partial recovery-over against E. F.

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 21.  Answer to Complaint Set Forth in Form 8, With Counterclaim for Interpleader

Defense

      Defendant denies the allegations stated to the extent set forth in the counterclaim herein.

Counterclaim for Interpleader

      1. Defendant received the sum of ten thousand dollars as a deposit from E. F.

       2. Plaintiff has demanded the payment of such deposit to him by virtue of an assignment of it which he claims to have received from E. F.

       3. E. F. has notified the defendant that he claims such deposit, that the purported assignment is not valid, and that he holds the defendant responsible for the deposit.

       Wherefore defendant demands:

       (1) That the court order E. F. to be made a party defendant to respond to the complaint and to this counterclaim.1

       (2) That the court order the plaintiff and E. F. to interplead their respective claims.

       (3) That the court adjudge whether the plaintiff or E. F. is entitled to the sum of money.

       (4) That the court discharge defendant from all liability in the premises except to the person it shall adjudge entitled to the sum of money.

       (5) That the court award to the defendant its costs and attorney’s fees.

_______________________

      1Rule 13(h) provides for the court ordering parties to a counterclaim, but who are not parties to the original action, to be brought in as defendants.

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 20.  Answer Presenting Defenses Under Rule 12(b)

First Defense

      The complaint fails to state a claim against defendant upon which relief can be granted.

Second Defense

      If defendant is indebted to plaintiffs for the goods mentioned in the complaint, he is indebted to them jointly with G. H. G. H. is alive; is subject to the jurisdiction of this court; and has not been made a party.

Third Defense

      Defendant admits the allegation contained in paragraphs 1 and 4 of the complaint; alleges that he is without knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth of the allegations contained in paragraph 2 of the complaint; and denies each and every other allegation contained in the complaint.

Fourth Defense

      The right of action set forth in the complaint did not accrue within six years next before the commencement of this action.

Counterclaim

      (Here set forth any claim as a counterclaim in the manner in which a claim is pleaded in a complaint.)

Cross-Claim Against Defendant M. N.

      (Here set forth the claim constituting a cross-claim against defendant M. N. in the manner in which a claim is pleaded in a complaint.)

      NOTE—The above form contains examples of certain defenses provided for in Rule 12(b). The first defense challenges the legal sufficiency of the complaint. It is a substitute for a general demurrer or a motion to dismiss.

      The second defense embodies the old plea in abatement; the decision thereon, however, may well provide under Rules 19 and 21 for the citing in of the party rather than an abatement of the action.

      The third defense is an answer on the merits.

      The fourth defense is one of the affirmative defenses provided for in Rule 8(c).

      The answer also includes a counterclaim and a cross-claim.

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Form 19.  Motion to Dismiss, Presenting Defense of Failure to State a Claim

       The defendant moves the court as follows:

       1. To dismiss the action because the complaint fails to state a claim against defendant upon which relief can be granted.

                                                                      Signed: _____________________________

                                                                                     Attorney for Defendant

                                                                   Address: _____________________________

                                                                  Telephone: _____________________________

Notice of Motion

  To: ____________________

         Attorney for Plaintiff

       Please take notice, that the undersigned will bring the above motion on for hearing before this Court at [specify name and location of court], on the July 23, 2017, at [time set for hearing] or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard.

                                                                   Signed: _____________________________

                                                                                     Attorney for Defendant

                                                                  Address: _____________________________

                                                                  Telephone: _____________________________

      NOTE—The above motion and notice of motion may be combined and denominated Notice of Motion. See Rule 7(b). A motion to quash and not a motion to dismiss must be used to raise defenses (2)-(4), Rule 12(b), to avoid making a general appearance.

       [As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]

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Form 18.  Complaint for Interpleader and Declaratory Relief

       1. On or about June 1, 1935, plaintiff issued to G. H. a policy of life insurance whereby plaintiff promised to pay to K. L. as beneficiary the sum of ten thousand dollars upon the death of G. H. The policy required the payment by G. H. of a stipulated premium on June 1, 1936, and annually thereafter as a condition precedent to its continuance in force.

       2. No part of the premiums due June 1, 1936, was ever paid and the policy ceased to have any force or effect on July 1, 1936.

       3. Thereafter, on September 1, 1936, G. H. and K. L. died as the result of a collision between a locomotive and the automobile in which G. H. and K. L. were riding.

       4. Defendant C. D. is the duly appointed and acting executor of the will of G. H.; defendant E. F. is the duly appointed and acting executor of the will of K. L.; defendant X. Y. claims to have been duly designated as beneficiary of said policy in place of K. L.

       5. Each of defendants, C. D., E. F., and X. Y. is claiming that the above-mentioned policy was in full force and effect at the time of the death of G. H.; each of them is claiming to be the only person entitled to receive payment of the amount of the policy and has made demand for payment thereof.

       6. By reason of these conflicting claims of the defendants, plaintiff is in great doubt as to which defendant is entitled to be paid the amount of the policy, if it was in force at the death of G. H.

       Wherefore plaintiff demands that the court adjudge:

       (1) That none of the defendants is entitled to recover from plaintiff the amount of said policy or any part thereof.

       (2) That each of the defendants be restrained from instituting any action against plaintiff for the recovery of the amount of said policy or any part thereof.

       (3) That, if the court shall determine that said policy was in force at the death of G. H., the defendants be required to interplead and settle between themselves their rights to the money due under said policy, and that plaintiff be discharged from all liability in the premises except to the person whom the court shall adjudge entitled to the amount of said policy.

       (4) That plaintiff recover its costs.

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Form 14.  Complaint for Negligence Under Federal Employers’ Liability Act

      1. Allegation of jurisdiction.

      2. During all the times herein mentioned defendant owned and operated in interstate commerce a railroad which passed through a tunnel located at __________ and known as Tunnel No. __________.

      3. On or about June 1, 1936, defendant was repairing and enlarging the tunnel in order to protect interstate trains and passengers and freight from injury and in order to make the tunnel more conveniently usable for interstate commerce.

      4. In the course of thus repairing and enlarging the tunnel on said day defendant employed plaintiff as one of its workmen, and negligently put plaintiff to work in a portion of the tunnel which defendant had left unprotected and unsupported.

      5. By reason of defendant’s negligence in thus putting plaintiff to work in that portion of the tunnel, plaintiff was, while so working pursuant to defendant’s orders, struck and crushed by a rock, which fell from the unsupported portion of the tunnel, and was (here describe plaintiff’s injuries).

      6. Prior to these injuries, plaintiff was a strong, able-bodied man, capable of earning and actually earning __________ dollars per day. By these injuries he has been made incapable of any gainful activity, has suffered great physical and mental pain, and has incurred expense in the amount of __________ dollars for medicine, medical attendance, and hospitalization.

      Wherefore plaintiff demands judgment against defendant in the sum of __________ dollars and costs.

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Form 13.  Complaint on Claim for Debt and to Set Aside Fraudulent Conveyance Under Rule 18(b)

A. B., Plaintiff                                }

        v.                                               }        Complaint

C. D. and E. F., Defendants         }

      1. Defendant C. D. on or about __________ executed and delivered to plaintiff a promissory note [in the following words and figures: (here set out the note verbatim)]; [a copy of which is hereto annexed as Exhibit A]; [whereby defendant C. D. promised to pay to plaintiff or order on __________ the sum of five thousand dollars with interest thereon at the rate of __________ percent per annum].

      2. Defendant C. D. owes to plaintiff the amount of said note and interest.

      3. Defendant C. D. on or about __________ conveyed all his property, real and personal [or specify and describe] to defendant E. F. for the purpose of defrauding plaintiff and hindering and delaying the collection of the indebtedness evidenced by the note above referred to.

      Wherefore plaintiff demands:

      (1) That plaintiff have judgment against defendant C. D. for ten thousand dollars and interest; (2) that the aforesaid conveyance to defendant E. F. be declared void and the judgment herein be declared a lien on said property; (3) that plaintiff have judgment against the defendants for costs.

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Form 12.  Complaint for Specific Performance of Contract to Convey Land

       1. On or about December 1, 1936, plaintiff and defendant entered into an agreement in writing, a copy of which is hereto annexed as Exhibit A.

       2. In accord with the provisions of said agreement plaintiff tendered to defendant the purchase price and requested a conveyance of the land, but defendant refused to accept the tender and refused to make the conveyance.

       3. Plaintiff now offers to pay the purchase price.

       Wherefore plaintiff demands (1) that defendant be required specifically to perform said agreement, (2) damages in the sum of one thousand dollars, and (3) that if specific performance is not granted plaintiff have judgment against defendant in the sum of ten thousand dollars.

      NOTE—Here, as in Form 3, plaintiff may set forth the contract verbatim in the complaint or plead it, as indicated, by exhibit, or plead it according to its legal effect. Furthermore, plaintiff may seek legal or equitable relief or both.

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Form 11.  Complaint for Conversion

       On or about December 1, 1936, defendant converted to his own use ten bonds of the _________ Company (here insert brief identification as by number and issue) of the value of ten thousand dollars, the property of plaintiff.

       Wherefore plaintiff demands judgment against defendant in the sum of ten thousand dollars, interest, and costs.

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Form 10.  Complaint for Negligence Where Plaintiff Is Unable to Determine Definitely Whether the Person Responsible Is C. D. or E. F. or Whether Both Are Responsible and Where His Evidence May Justify a Finding of Wilfulness or of Recklessness or of Negligence

A. B., Plaintiff                                }

        v.                                               }        Complaint

C. D. and E. F., Defendants         }

      1. On June 1, 1936, in a public highway called Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, defendant C. D. or defendant E. F., or both defendants C. D. and E. F. wilfully or recklessly or negligently drove or cause to be driven a motor vehicle against plaintiff who was then crossing said highway.

       2. As a result plaintiff was thrown down and had his leg broken and was otherwise injured, was prevented from transacting his business, suffered great pain of body and mind, and incurred expenses for medical attention and hospitalization in the sum of one thousand dollars.

       Werefore plaintiff demands judgment against C. D. or against E. F. or against both in the sum of ten thousand dollars and costs.

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Form 9.  Complaint for Negligence

       1.  On June 1, 1936, in a public highway called Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, defendant negligently drove a motor vehicle against plaintiff who was then crossing said highway.

       2.  As a result plaintiff was thrown down and had his leg broken and was otherwise injured, was prevented from transacting his business, suffered great pain of body and mind, and incurred expenses for medical attention and hospitalization in the sum of one thousand dollars.

       Wherefore plaintiff demands judgment against defendant in the sum of ten thousand dollars and costs.

       NOTE—Since contributory negligence is an affirmative defense, the complaint need contain no allegation of due care of plaintiff.

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 Form 8.  Complaint for Money Had and Received

       Defendant owes plaintiff ten thousand dollars for money had and received from one G. H. on June 1, 1936, to be paid by the defendant to plaintiff.

       Wherefore (etc. as in Form 3).

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Form 7.  Complaint for Money Paid by Mistake

       Defendant owes plaintiff ten thousand dollars for money paid by plaintiff to defendant by mistake on June 1, 1936, under the following circumstances: [here state the circumstances with particularity -see Rule 9(b)].

       Wherefore (etc. as in Form 3).

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Form 6.  Complaint for Money Lent

       Defendant owes plaintiff ten thousand dollars for money lent by plaintiff to defendant on June 1, 1936.

       Wherefore (etc. as in Form 3).

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Form 5.  Complaint for Goods Sold and Delivered

       Defendant owes plaintiff ten thousand dollars for goods sold and delivered by plaintiff to defendant between June 1, 1936 and December 1, 1936.

       Wherefore (etc. as in Form 3).

       NOTE—This form may be used where the action is for an agreed price or for the reasonable value of the goods.

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Form 4.  Complaint on an Account

       Defendant owes plaintiff ten thousand dollars according to the account hereto annexed as Exhibit A.

       Wherefore (etc. as in Form 3).

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Form 3.  Complaint on a Promissory Note

      1.  Defendant on or about June 1, 1935, executed and delivered to plaintiff a promissory note [in the following words and figures: (here set out the note verbatim)]; [a copy of which is hereto annexed as Exhibit A]; [whereby defendant promised to pay to plaintiff or order on June 1, 1936 the sum of ten thousand dollars with interest thereon at the rate of six percent per annum].

      2.  Defendant owes to plaintiff the amount of said note and interest.

      Wherefore plaintiff demands judgment against defendant for the sum of ten thousand dollars, interest, and costs.

                                                                     Signed:_____________________________

                                                                          Attorney for Plaintiff

                                                                   Address:_____________________________

                                                              Telephone:_____________________________

 

      NOTES TO FORM 3

      1.  The pleader may use the material in one of the three sets of brackets. His choice will depend upon whether he desires to plead the document verbatim, or by exhibit, or according to its legal effect.

       2.  Under the rules free joinder of claims is permitted. See Rules 8(e) and 18. Consequently the claims set forth in each and all of the following forms may be joined with this complaint or with each other. Ordinarily each claim should be stated in a separate division of the complaint, and the divisions should be designated as counts successively numbered. In particular the rules permit alternative and inconsistent pleading. See Form 10.

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Form 1.  Summons

(Title of Court)

                                                                                Civil Action, File Number __________

A.B., Plaintiff                                 }

        v.                                               }        Summons

C.D., Defendant                             }

To the above-named Defendants:

      You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon _______________, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is _______________, an answer to the complaint which is herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. (The State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, officers, employees, board members, commission members, and legislators, each has 45 days after service of this summons within which to file an answer to the complaint.) If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.1

                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                        Clerk of Court

[Seal of the District Court]

Dated: ______________

_______________________

      1 When service is by publication, add a brief statement of the object of the action, e.g., “This action is brought to recover a judgment dissolving the contract of marriage existing between you and the plaintiff.” See Rule 4(b).

      [As amended; effective April 24, 1998.]