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CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY !

Flag and fireworks-American fourth of JulyThe team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Independence Day Holiday!

As we celebrate the July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, let’s reflect on a few important words from that life altering document:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . .

It’s great to live in these United States!

Enjoy your holiday.

An Auto Insurance Company’s Refusal To Pay Claim, Standing Alone, Is Not Bad Faith

refusal to pay is not bad faith

Ashley Aiello filed suit against her auto carrier Geico General Insurance Company.  She alleged that she was hurt when an unidentified driver struck her car and fled the scene.She said that she filed an uninsured motorist claim with Geico.  She … [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]

Only Family Members Can Recover For Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress

Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress

Plaintiff Kellie Grotts was injured and her fiancé was killed in a motor vehicle accident.  Kellie wanted to recover damages for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress (NIED).  The trial court said that as a matter of law, Kellie was not “closely … [Continue reading]

Property Damage Alone Is Not Enough To Give Rise To A Claim For Emotional Distress

Claim For Emotional Distress

Ms. Clough was drag racing when her car left the roadway and crashed into the front of the Smith’s house.The Smiths were at home but were in the back yard when they heard the crash.  They went around to the front and found the Clough car lodged … [Continue reading]