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What To Do If An Employee Becomes Competition

Today I want to talk about a scenario that is on the mind of a lot of business owner clients of mine. The situation or question is what happens if I have a key employee who leaves the company and goes into competition with me using all of my tools, tricks, and knowledge against me? […]
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Nevada Business Partner Disputes

At Sierra Crest Business Law Group, we guide small business owners over rocky legal terrain so they can protect and grow their companies. What I want to talk about today are some questions we get from business owners who have partners. These are business owners who think they may have a problem with their partnership […]

Washoe County Business Court Enters Preliminary Injunction

By Jerry Carter. A Washoe County Business Court Judge recently entered an Order on Application Granting Preliminary Injunction. The plaintiff mining company built a power plant at a cost of more than a half a billion dollars. The mining company contended that if the defendant power company installed series compensation equipment at a neighboring substation, 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 Complaint by Check Fraud Defendant Against Bank That Allegedly Divulged Confidential Information

By Jerry Carter.  The Washoe County Business Court entered a January 17, 2013 Order dismissing a third-party complaint brought by check fraud defendants.  Earlier in the case, in an August 23, 2012 Summary Judgment Order, the Business Court found that there was no genuine dispute that Defendant Davis received a check from A4 Diamond (“A4”) […]

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 […]

Washoe County Business Court Enters Judgment Refunding Rent to Retail Tenant

By Jerry Carter.  The Business Court in the Second Judicial District Court entered an August 10, 2012 Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Judgment in favor of a retail tenant in Reno, Nevada.  The dispute concerned a lease that allowed the retail tenant to pay “alternative” rent if less than sixty percent of the shopping […]

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