The next Civil Bench Bar Meeting of the Eighth Judicial District Court will offer insight on the latest court developments including changes to some discovery procedures. The meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 12:05 p.m. in courtroom 15D at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. The Civil Bench Bar is designed to bring the judiciary and members of the bar together to discuss ways to improve the processing and handling of civil matters. All members of the bar are welcome. Lunch will be provided.
At the August Civil Bench Bar meeting, Discovery Commissioner Bonnie Bulla emphasized that discovery related to the “sale of medical liens” to a third party will not be permitted. As the Nevada Supreme Court explained in Khoury, the amount a lien is sold for is “irrelevant to a jury’s determination of the reasonable value of medical services provided.” However, evidence of the existence of a medical lien will be permitted as it may be evidence of bias. However, footnote 6 to the opinion, which limits the use of such evidence, should be reviewed.
Attendees also got an overview of the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Guide and File system that made the list of the top-10 court technology solutions as named by the National Association for Court Management (NACM).