Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 - Carson City - En banc

Wynn Las Vegas, LLC vs. O’Connell
Docket Number: 70583
Carson City - 10:00 A.M. - En Banc

This is a petition for review of a Nevada Court of Appeals decision affirming a final judgment in a slip and fall tort action. Appellant/Cross Respondent Wynn Las Vegas, LLC d/b/a Wynn Las Vegas challenges the district court’s denial of its renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law in the case against respondent/cross-appellant Yvonne O’Connell. The jury in the district court case awarded O’Connell damages for her injuries when she slipped and fell in the Wynn atrium on a puddle of liquid.

ISSUES:

The court granted the petition for review only as to the issues involving the evidence that may establish constructive notice of a hazardous condition.

Disclaimer:

This synopsis is intended to provide only general information about this case before the Nevada Supreme Court. It is not intended to be all-inclusive or reflect all positions of the parties. To access the documents that have been filed in this matter, type the docket number into the court’s case search page: http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseSearch.do

In Re: Guardianship of Vandermark
Docket Number: 75600
Carson City - 10:30 A.M. - En Banc

The Washoe County Public Guardian provides guardianship services to residents of Washoe County. In this case, the Washoe County Public Guardian was appointed to serve an individual who was arguably not a resident of the county. The VA transported a homeless veteran, Vandermark, to Reno for treatment after he had an automobile accident in California.

ISSUES:

The Washoe County Public Guardian believes that Vandermark never had the requisite intent as required by NRS 253.200 to stay in Washoe County for an indefinite period of time and is therefore not eligible for county services. They also argue that he is properly a resident of California, his home state, and the Nevada district court did not have jurisdiction over this matter.

Disclaimer:

This synopsis is intended to provide only general information about this case before the Nevada Supreme Court. It is not intended to be all-inclusive or reflect all positions of the parties. To access the documents that have been filed in this matter, type the docket number into the court’s case search page: http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseSearch.do