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When Is A UM/UIM Provider Bound By A Judgment Against The Tortfeasor?

Lucky for John Pietrosh, his parents bought UM/UIM coverage as part of their Allstate auto insurance policy.  Not so lucky for John, one day in July 1966, he was riding his bike when an uninsured driver hit and injured him.

His parents reported the accident to their Allstate agent.  The agent responded that the family was “fully covered” and that it would “take care of the whole thing”.

The Pietrosh family sued the uninsured driver and sent notice of the suit to Allstate.  Allstate did not intervene.  The uninsured driver appeared and defended.

The court convened the trial in January 1967.  The jury awarded Plaintiff a judgment of $21,677.50.  Plaintiff then presented the judgment to Allstate for payment.  [Continue reading]

Celebrate Flag Day on June 14th

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Join us in celebrating Flag Day on June 14.  Each year on this date we honor the United States flag and commemorate the flag’s adoption.Fly your flag. Sing “She’s a Grand Old Flag” or “The Star Spangled Banner”.Also, make sure to help your … [Continue reading]

Medical Liens Are Not A Collateral Source And Are Admissible To Prove Bias

Previously, the Nevada Law Blogs wondered why a Plaintiff had been allowed to have his cake and eat it too.  That Earlier Post told the story of a Plaintiff whose medical providers treated him on liens.  However, before the trial, those same medical … [Continue reading]

The Immense Sacrifice Of Our Fallen Heroes Must Always Be Remembered . . .

“Was it worth it?”This is a question, sometimes politically-loaded, that is often asked of family members and war buddies of our Fallen Heroes.Marine Corps General John Kelly recently offered a unique perspective. A veteran of Iraq and … [Continue reading]

Nevada’s Absolute Liability Statute Does Not Create A Third-Party Bad Faith Claim.

We have previously written about Saundra Torres.  She was hurt when she was involved in an auto accident with a vehicle that was insured by Nevada Direct Insurance Company.She filed suit against Nevada Direct’s insureds Perez-Castellano and … [Continue reading]