In Nevada, the elements for a claim waste are:

  1. Defendant commits or permits an act constituting waste to property at a time when Defendant is rightfully in possession of property;
  2. Defendant’s act cause permanent or lasting injury done to the property, to the prejudice of another who has an interest in the property; and
  3. Plaintiff is entitled to treble damages.

NRS 40.150; Price v. Ward, 25 Nev. 203, 849–50, 58 P. 849 (1899).


See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library


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