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Nevada Supreme Court Narrowly Construes Indemnity Clause in Subcontractor Agreement

By Jerry Carter.  The Nevada Supreme Court recently decided a significant contract case against a general contractor that sought indemnity from its subcontractor.  The case is United Rentals Highway Technologies, Inc. v. Wells Cargo, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 59 (December 6, 2012) (“United Rentals“). A general contractor, Wells Cargo, Inc. (“Wells Cargo”), hired United […]

Nevada Supreme Court Affirms Judgment That Subcontractor Failed to Establish Express or Implied Contract

By Jerry Carter.  The Nevada Supreme Court recently decided a significant contract case against a subcontractor who refused to sign the written subcontract agreement and failed to deliver any work that could be used by the general contractor.  The case is Certified Fire Protection, Inc. v. Precision Construction, Inc., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 35 (August […]

Nevada Supreme Court Overturns Fraudulent Inducement Judgment Arising out of a Construction Subcontract

By Jerry Carter.  In its recent opinion in Road and Highway Builders, LLC v. Northern Nevada Rebar, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 36 (August 9, 2012), the Nevada Supreme Court attempted to elucidate the sometimes blurry line between breach of contract and fraudulent inducement. The general contractor was the successful bidder on a freeway construction […]

Nevada Supreme Court States That Directly Harming a Nevada Corporation Subjects Nonresident Officers and Directors to Suit in Nevada

By Jerry Carter.  The Nevada Supreme Court handed down a significant opinion in Consipio Holding, BV v. Carlberg, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 43 (Aug. 9, 2012) (“Consipio“), regarding the circumstances under which nonresident officers and directors of a Nevada corporation can be sued in Nevada for injuring the Nevada corporation.  The Nevada Supreme Court reaffirmed […]

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