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In Nevada, the elements for a claim of civil conspiracy are:

  1. A combination of two or more persons;
  2. Who intend to accomplish an unlawful objective together;
  3. The association acts by a concert of action by agreement, understanding, or “meeting of the minds” regarding the objective and the means of pursuing it, whether explicit or by tacit agreement;
  4. The association intends to accomplish an unlawful objective for the purpose of harming another;
  5. Commission of an unlawful act in furtherance of the agreement; and
  6. Causation and damages.

Boorman v. Nev. Memorial Cremation Society, Inc., 772 F.2d. 1309 (D. Nev. 2011); Flowers v. Carville, 266 F. Supp. 2d 1245 (D. Nev. 2003); In re Koonce, 262 B.R. 850 (Bankr. D. Nev. 2001); Ungaro v. Desert Palace, Inc., 732 F.Supp. 1522, 1533, n3 (D. Nev. 1989); Condos v. Conforte, 596 F.Supp. 197, 201 (D. Nev. 1984);  GES, Inc. v. Corbitt, 17 Nev. 265, 270–71, 21 P.3d 11, 15 (2001); Consolidated Generator-Nevada, Inc. v. Cummins Engine Co., Inc., 114 Nev. 1304, 971 P.2d 1251 (Nev. 1998); Dow Chem. Co. v. Mahlum, 114 Nev. 1468, 1488, 970 P.2d 98, 112 (1998); Sutherland v. Gross, 105 Nev. 192, 772 P.2d 1287 (1989); Collins v. Union Fed. Savings & Loan, 99 Nev. 284, 303, 662 P.2d, 610, 622 (1983); 16 Am. Jur. 2d Conspiracy § 57 (1998).

 

See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library

About the Author

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.

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