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Washoe County Business Court

Washoe County Business Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Enforcing Non-Competition Agreement, But Limits Its Scope

By Jerry Carter. On June 4, 2014, the Washoe County Business Court entered a Preliminary Injunction enforcing a Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreement against a hospital administrator. However, the Business Court Judge reduced the scope of the Agreement to the cardiology administrative services that were performed by the administrator for his former employer. The Court held that the […]

Business Court Case Randomly Reassigned Among All General Jurisdiction Judges After Two Preemptory Challenges Were Exercised

By Jerry Carter. After a business court case was filed, two of the three Washoe County business court judges were preempted by the parties. Rather than automatically automatically assign the case to the remaining business court judge, the Clerk randomly reassigned the business court cases among all remaining general jurisdiction departments. In an Order, the […]

Washoe County Business Court Determines that a Contract’s Mandatory Arbitration Clause Does Not Preclude a Lawsuit Seeking a Preliminary Injunction

By Jerry Carter. The Washoe County Business Court entered an Order Denying Motion to Dismiss a lawsuit involving a contract requiring mandatory arbitration. A mining company with operations in Nevada filed suit against an electrical utility company. The mining company also sought a preliminary injunction. Both parties agreed that their dispute is governed by an Interconnection Agreement […]

Washoe County Business Court Dismisses Lender Liability Complaint

By Jerry Carter.  On July 9, 2012, the Washoe County Business Court issued a significant Order dismissing a lender liability complaint.  In its comprehensive opinion, the Business Court demonstrated that it was unwilling to relieve the borrower of agreements that the borrow later determined were disadvantageous.  The Business Court also refused to credit the borrower’s legal […]

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