Since the publication of the article below, the Nevada Supreme Court has reconsidered its earlier version of Rule 4.1 (Waiver of Service) that specifically deleted the penalties found in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure version of the same rule. I inquired of a member of the committee about whether the lack of a penalty encourages a defendant to wait out the required 30 days and refuse to waive service, resulting in added expense and delay for the plaintiff, as the defendant knows there is no penalty. I heard back from the committee member this morning that the Supreme Court issued an amendment to ADKT 522 that resolves the matter, adding the penalty provision into the rule and changing the official form accordingly. A copy of the Order can be found here.
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