Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Las Vegas

 

Michaels vs. Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.

Las Vegas – 10:00 a.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

Sanders vs. Sears-Page

Las Vegas – 11:00 a.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

Gonzales (Noel) vs. State

Las Vegas – 2:00 p.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

Guitron (Miguel) vs. State

Las Vegas – 3:00 p.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

 

Michaels vs. Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.

Docket No. 59685

Las Vegas – 10:00 a.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

Appeal from a jury verdict in a products-liability action in favor of manufacturer.  ISSUES: (1) whether the district court properly admitted certain evidence; (2) whether attorney misconduct occurred during closing arguments; (3) whether  the verdict is supported by the evidence or the evidence was ignored by the jury. (Disclaimer: This synopsis is intended to provide only general information about this case before the Court of Appeals.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive or reflect all positions of the parties.)

 

Sanders vs. Sears-Page

Docket No. 62792

Las Vegas – 11:00 a.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

Appeal from a defense verdict in a traffic accident and personal injury action. After opening statements by the attorneys, an empaneled juror informed the court that he had been a patient at the same medical clinic as appellant for back pain and had seen one of appellant’s doctors when seeking treatment for his own injury.   ISSUES: (1) whether the district court erred by refusing to strike the juror; (2) whether the defense attorney's conduct was misconduct amounting to plain error; (3) whether the jury relied upon improper expert opinion testimony; (4) whether the district court erred in admitting exhibit 62; (5) whether the jury manifestly disregarded the court's instructions; and (6) whether the court erred in refusing to give appellants' proposed apportionment instructions. (Disclaimer: This synopsis is intended to provide only general information about this case before the Court of Appeals.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive or reflect all positions of the parties.)

 

 

Gonzales (Noel) vs. State

Docket No. 64539

Las Vegas – 2:00 p.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

Appeal from convictions after jury trial for robbery with use of deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping with use of deadly weapon, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery. ISSUES: (1) whether  certain evidence was properly admitted at trial; (2) whether  sufficient evidence supports the convictions for both kidnapping and robbery. (Disclaimer: This synopsis is intended to provide only general information about this case before the Court of Appeals.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive or reflect all positions of the parties.)

 

Guitron (Miguel) vs. State

Docket No. 64215

Las Vegas – 3:00 p.m. – Gibbons/Tao/Silver

 

Appeal from a judgment of conviction pursuant to a jury verdict of Incest, Sexual Assault with a Minor under 14, and Lewdness with a Minor under 14.  ISSUES: (1) whether sufficient evidence supports the verdicts; (2) whether the district court erred by denying appellant’s motion to admit evidence of the victim’s prior sexual knowledge; (3) whether the district court erred in rejecting appellant’s proposed jury instruction; (4) whether the district court erred in denying appellant’s Batson challenges. (Disclaimer: This synopsis is intended to provide only general information about this case before the Court of Appeals.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive or reflect all positions of the parties.)