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Bankruptcy filings in Nevada during the pandemic – Part I

When the pandemic forced the closure of businesses and schools in Nevada in March 2020, bankruptcy attorneys anticipated a substantial increase in bankruptcy filings.  That did not occur.  Instead, bankruptcy filings in the Silver State decreased in 2020 and, for some forms of bankruptcy, the decrease was substantial.    Here’s the numbers for the entire state […]


Nevada Rules

The Nevada Supreme Court building in Carson City. Nevada Rule Changes effective Jan and Feb 2021Read more

Certain Nevada Rules have recently been amended. Below is a summary of each, including the respective effective dates. For the full description and text of each rule, please visit: https://nvcourts.gov/Supreme/Rules/Rule_Amendments_for_all_Nevada_Courts/. Rule Amendment Summary Effective Date Foreclosure Mediation Rule 13 Rule 13 amended mediator qualifications and training January 4, 2021 Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure 3D(d) […]

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

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Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 2002, 2004, 8012, 8013, 8015, and 8021 were amended, effective December 1, 2020. Below is a summary of each. To review the full text and redline versions of these rules as well as the accompanying committee notes, please visit: https://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/current-rules-practice-procedure The amendment to Rule 2002 (1) requires giving notice of […]

Rodriguez v. FDIC, 589 U.S. _____ (2020) and the separation of powers.

Rodriguez v. FDIC, 589 U.S. _____ (2020), arose out of a dispute over who was entitled to an Internal Revenue Service refund but otherwise has no bearing on this Motion before this Court. In Rodriguez, United Western Bank was placed in receivership for which the FDIC was the receiver.  The parent of United Western, United […]