Nevada Real Estate Law: The Equitable Subrogation Doctrine

In 2003, the Nevada Supreme Court, in Houston v. Bank of America, 78 P.3d 71 (2003), adopted the rule found in Restatement (Third) of Property (Mortgages) (1997) at §7.6, which indicates that a lender whose loan proceeds were used to pay off the balance of a prior note and lien is equitably subrogated to the […]

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Wrongful Death Claims From Vaccinations Barred By Ninth Circuit

The Ninth Circuit on September 25, 2012 issued a ruling that bars a Nevada couples’ complaint against Merck & Co., Inc. for the death of their baby from vaccination side effects. Erin and Shawn Holmes appeal to the Ninth Circuit from the Nevada District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor Merck in their diversity […]

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