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Steven J. Klearman

Federal Employers Liability Act VS Workers Compensation Claims

In 1908, Congress enacted The Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA, which still provides a nationwide federal system of legal remedy and the protection of thousands of railroad workers as well as their families. How is FELA different than Workers […]

Steven J. Klearman

Evidence of Preexisting Condition in Nevada

In order for evidence of a prior injury or preexisting condition to be admissible, a defendant must present by competent evidence a causal connection between the prior injury and the injury at issue.  FGA, Inc. v. Giglio, 128 Nev. ___, […]

Steven J. Klearman

Doctor and Nurse Vacancies Soar

Sometimes my clerks or a niece or a nephew will talk to me about career choices. I tend to recommend careers in both law and medicine. Forbes reports today that doctor and nurse vacancies are approaching nearly 20% at hospitals: […]

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Hospitals Refuse to take Health Insurance

Did you know that if you’re in an accident and go to a hospital in Nevada you may not be able to use your health insurance? This is a hot topic among plaintiff’s counsel in Nevada and major Nevada hospitals […]

Steven J. Klearman

Dog Bites Behind One-Third of All Homeowner Claims; Report Says

The number of claims related to dog bites has remained the same, while the amount of money paid out in claims has risen. In fact, last year dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all…

Steven J. Klearman

Workers Compensation Law: Inherent Hazards Compensable After Employee is Terminated

Under the Nevada Industrial Insurance Act (NIIA), an injured employee may receive workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that arise out of and occur within the course of the…

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Supreme Court Addresses Notice of Injury in Workers Compensation Action

In Nevada, the Nevada Industrial Insurance Act (NIIA) provides for compensation for injuries arising out of and within the course of employment . The NIIA requires injured employees to provide…

Steven J. Klearman

NEVADA LAW: Coverage for Additional Insured's Independent Negligent Acts

FEDERAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. AMERICAN HARDWARE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, 124 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 31 (May 29, 2008) In an opinion issued in May, the Nevada Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether,…

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Supreme Court Says Suicide Not Willful in Workers' Compensation Case

The Nevada Supreme Court issued a decision last week in Vredenburg v. Sedgwick CMS allowing surviving family members to recover workers’ compensation death benefits under certain circumstances when…

Steven J. Klearman

More Wierdness in Mack Trial

Yes, more wierdness in a case that’s had it’s share. First, Mack stabs his wife to death and shoots a judge (always the best way to endear oneself to the legal community about to determine your fate).Darren Mack flees, he’s talked into coming back by the D.A. (of all people).Darren Mack pleads guilty (before putting on a defense); now he’s changed his mind, fired attorney Scott Freeman (Mack…