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What Every Nevada Driver Should Know About Car Insurance

Nevada’s minimum policy limits are too low at $15,000 per person for bodily injury, $30,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $10,000 per accident for property damage. Although the policy limits don’t limit individual liability, the best way to protect yourself is to purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, med pay coverage, and more than the minimum liability […]

State v. Santa Claus: St. Nicholas in the Courts

State v. Santa Claus: St. Nicholas in the Courts

For those who doubt that Santa Claus is real, and in honor of the Christmas season, here are three cases where men have petitioned—some successfully—to change their name to Santa Claus. By Zachariah B. Parry, attorney at Pickard Parry Pfau. Santa Bob Four days after Christmas, 1999, one Robert Handley, a resident of Franklin County, Ohio, applied […]

Crimes vs. Torts: An Analysis of Guilt and Liability in the Justice System

The commission of a crime may open the perpetrator up to civil liability; but the commission of a crime is not a prerequisite to a finding of liability in civil courts. By Zachariah B. Parry, attorney at Pickard Parry Pfau. The line between a crime and a tort is hard to discern for nonlawyers and can become blurred […]

When Gossip Becomes Slander: Defamation in Nevada

Not all speech is protected by the First Amendment, including certain categories of speech that impugn another’s reputation. By Zachariah B. Parry, attorney at Pickard Parry Pfau. For over two hundred years, this country has protected its citizens’ First Amendment rights: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” The freedom of speech has become an oft-repeated refrain, […]

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the United States Constitution

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the United States Constitution

The United States Constitution is the oldest and longest surviving national constitution in the world. By Zachariah B. Parry, attorney at Pickard Parry Pfau. Today marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. On July 5, 1989, the Nevada legislature established September 17 as Constitution Day “to commemorate the historical contributions that the United […]

Political Perspectives on the History of Labor Day

Political Perspectives on the History of Labor Day

Despite its political beginnings, Labor Day is a commemoration of an improvement in American working conditions. By Zachariah B. Parry, attorney at Pickard Parry Pfau. Since 1894, the first Monday in September has been set apart as a federal holiday commemorating American workers. Labor Day, which is an ironically named work-free day, was born from political […]

Mortgage Scams Involving Force-Placed Insurance

Most victims of force-placed insurance scams don’t even know they’ve been defrauded. By Zachariah B. Parry, attorney at Pickard Parry Pfau. In recent years it has become increasingly common to hear about the devious and illegal ways mortgage companies, lenders, and loan servicers use to increase their profit margins at the borrower’s expense—often with the […]

Lethal Force Authorized to Defend Your Home in Nevada

There is an inference in Nevada that a person invading your home intends to do you harm. That harm can lawfully be repelled using lethal force. By Zachariah B. Parry, attorney at Pickard Parry. Approximately 6,900 burglaries occurred in Las Vegas in 2012 alone. That means about 11.82 out of 1,000 Las Vegas households are burglarized annually—nearly twice the national average. Those […]

Nevada Supreme Court condones relocating child without father’s or court’s permission

Nevada Supreme Court condones relocating child without father’s or court’s permission

For a Parent with Joint Custody Taking Their Children out of Nevada Against the Other Parent’s Wishes, Asking Forgiveness Instead of Permission is Now Okay the Nevada Supreme Court Says By Zachariah B. Parry In a divided decision issued on June 26, the majority of Nevada Supreme Court justices condoned the actions of an unmarried mother […]

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