NOTABLE CASES

- Ogawa v. Ogawa , 125 Nev. 660, 221 P.3d 699 (2009). 

 

No. 48571. Supreme Court of Nevada. Nov. 12, 2009.

Background: Husband appealed from de-cision of the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Court Division, Clark Coun-ty, Cheryl B. Moss, J., which entered a default divorce decree and awarded wife spousal and child support.

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- Matter of Siegfred Ara SIERRA, 26 I&N Dec. 288 (BIA 2014).

 

Matter of Siegfred Ara SIERRA, Respondent Decided April 8, 2014 U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals Under the law of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the offense of attempted possession of a stolen vehicle in violation of sections 193.330 and 205.273 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, which requires only a mental state of “reason to believe,” is not categorically an aggravated felony “theft offense (including receipt of stolen property)” under sections 101(a)(43)(G) and (U) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101(a)(43)(G) and (U) (2012).

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Mathew Wonders v. Douglas Groneman & West Edna Associates, Ltd. dba Mojave Electric 

 

On April 4, 2003, approximately 6:30 a.m., plaintiff Matthew Wonders, 23, a counter clerk, was riding his motorcycle southbound down the far left lane of Valley View Boulevard in Las Vegas. About 234 feet before Valley View intersects with South Hacienda Boulevard, Wonders collided with a van driven by Douglas Groneman in the course and scope of his employment with West Edna Associates, operating as Mojave Electric.

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- Nakaranurack v. U.S., 68 F.3d 290 (9th 1995). 

 

In this case we are called upon to determine whether a district court properly dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a petition for writ of habeas corpus, filed by a resident alien seeking review of the denial of his request for discretionary relief from deportation. For the reasons which follow, we conclude that the district court had jurisdiction to entertain the petition. Accordingly, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.

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- Nakaranurack v. U.S. II, 231 F.3d 568 (9th 2000).

 

B. FLETCHER, Circuit Judge: Petitioner Saksit Nakaranurack is a Thai citizen who came to the United States at the age of six. In 1988, he was convicted of a drug offense. The INS initiated deportation proceedings against him, and in 1990 an Immigration Judge denied discretionary waiver of deportation pursuant to INA § 212(c). The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) affirmed in 1993.

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- James Edward Griego v. The State, 111 Nev. 444 (1995)

 

By the Court, YOUNG, J.:

The State charged appellant James Edward Griego (“Griego”) with sixteen counts of sexual assault with a minor under fourteen years of age and five counts of lewdness with a minor. He stood accused of forcing two neighborhood children, John and William M., into various sex acts over a period of time and of fondling Robert C., a third neighborhood child. A jury convicted Griego of twelve counts of sexual assault with a minor under fourteen years of age and three counts of lewdness with a minor. He received consecutive sentences of life with the possibility of parole for each of the sexual assault convictions and ten years for each of the lewdness convictions.

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- Paul Fyssakis v. Knight Equipment ,108 Nev. 212, 826 P.2d 570 (1992).

 

Per Curiam:

Appellant, Paul Fyssakis, a dishwasher at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, got dishwashing soap in his eye and, as a result, was blinded. Consequently, Fyssakis brought strict products liability and negligence claims against respondent U.N.X. Chemicals, Inc. (UNX), the manufacturer of the soap, and respondent Knight Equipment Corporation (Knight), the manufacturer of the soap dispenser. Both UNX and Knight moved for summary judgment, and the district court granted their motions with respect to the strict liability claims.

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Araceli Perez Rico v. Jose Rodriguez, 121 Nev. 695 (2005)

 

Rico and Rodriguez are the unmarried parents of two minor children: M.P., born March 26, 1993; and J.P., born April 25, 1995. Rico, M.P., and J.P. are citizens of Mexico. From 1996 to 2003, Rico maintained primary physical custody of the children. In 2003, Rico and the children illegally emigrated from Mexico to Las Vegas. After moving to Las Vegas, M.P. and J.P. telephoned Rodriguez to ask if they could live with him. That summer, Rodriguez filed a petition in district court for determination of paternity, custody, support, and visitation. At the time of the proceedings, Rodriguez was a citizen of Mexico with permanent legal residency in the United States and was living with his wife in the State of Washington.

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