72847 Fore vs. State, Dep’t of Corr.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration: 00:30:00 hour(s)

Location: Las Vegas

Details/Synopsis: Byron James Fore, an inmate with the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), appeals from an order dismissing an action for declaratory relief.  The Court of Appeals had previously ordered NDOC to provide specific information to Fore pertaining to administrative restitution it had previously assessed against him in relation to his having stabbed a fellow inmate.  NDOC filed a notice of compliance with the district court stating that it had provided the information, and after six months passed with no further filings, the district court dismissed the action.  Fore appealed, arguing primarily that NDOC did not actually provide the information.  ISSUES: (1) Is the case now moot in light of information NDOC provided to Fore on appeal?  (2) Did the district court err in dismissing the action without making any findings or considering any evidence?  (3) Does NDOC’s method of assessing restitution in an amount “to be determined” exceed its authority or violate NRS Chapter 176?