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Nevada Actions Concerning Persons

NEVADA REVISED STATUTES - CHAPTER 41

ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN PARTICULAR CASES CONCERNING PERSONS

CLAIMS AGAINST STATE FOR SERVICES, ADVANCES AND REFUNDS

NRS 41.010 Commencement of action; service of summons upon State Controller. NRS 41.020 Attorney General to defend; appeals.
NRS 41.030 State Controller to draw warrant upon final judgment.
LIABILITY OF AND ACTIONS AGAINST THIS STATE, ITS AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
General Provisions
NRS 41.0305 “Political subdivision” defined.
NRS 41.0307 “Employee,” “employment,” “immune contractor,” “public officer” and “officer” defined.
NRS 41.0308 Volunteer crossing guard for county school district deemed employee of political subdivision of State if he has completed approved training.
NRS 41.0309 Employee of or volunteer for public fire-fighting agency deemed employee of State or political subdivision of State.
Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
NRS 41.031 Waiver applies to State and its political subdivisions; naming State as defendant; service of process; State does not waive immunity conferred by Eleventh Amendment.
Conditions and Limitations on Actions
NRS 41.032 Acts or omissions of officers, employees and immune contractors.
NRS 41.0321 Actions concerning incorrect date generated by computer or information system; contracts must contain immunity provision. [Effective through December 30, 2005.]
NRS 41.0322 Actions by persons in custody of Department of Corrections to recover compensation for loss or injury.
NRS 41.0325 Negligence or willful misconduct of minor driver in legal custody of State.
NRS 41.0327 Injuries arising from acts incident to certain solicitations of charitable contributions.
NRS 41.033 Failure to inspect or discover hazards, deficiencies or other matters; inspection does not create warranty or assurance concerning hazards, deficiencies or other matters.
NRS 41.0331 Construction of fence or other safeguard around dangerous condition at abandoned mine.
NRS 41.0332 Acts or omissions of volunteer school crossing guards.
NRS 41.0333 Acts or omissions of members or employees of Nevada National Guard.
NRS 41.0334 Persons engaged in certain criminal acts in or on public buildings or vehicles; exceptions.
NRS 41.0335 Actions against certain officers and employees of political subdivisions for acts or omissions of other persons.
NRS 41.0336 Acts or omissions of firemen or law enforcement officers.
NRS 41.03365 Actions concerning equipment or personal property donated in good faith to volunteer fire department.
NRS 41.0337 State or political subdivision to be named party defendant.
Legal Representation
NRS 41.0338 “Official attorney” defined.
NRS 41.0339 Circumstances under which official attorney to provide defense.
NRS 41.0341 Time for filing responsive pleading.
NRS 41.03415 Determination by official attorney whether or not to tender defense.
NRS 41.0342 Arrangements and circumstances of defense not admissible in evidence.
NRS 41.0343 Waiver of attorney-client privilege may not be required.
NRS 41.03435 Employment of special counsel by Attorney General.
NRS 41.0344 Employment of special counsel by chief legal officer or attorney of political subdivision.
NRS 41.0345 Defense may be tendered to insurer authorized to defend action.
NRS 41.03455 Defendant may employ own counsel.
NRS 41.0346 Withdrawal of official attorney as attorney of record.
NRS 41.0347 Liability of State or political subdivision for failure to provide defense.
Verdict, Judgment, Damages and Indemnification
NRS 41.03475 No judgment against State or political subdivision permitted for acts outside scope of public duties or employment; exception.
NRS 41.0348 Special verdict required.
NRS 41.0349 Indemnification of present or former public officer, employee, immune contractor or Legislator.
NRS 41.035 Limitation on award for damages in tort actions.
Miscellaneous Provisions
NRS 41.036 Filing tort claim against State with Attorney General; filing tort claim against political subdivision with governing body; review and investigation by Attorney General of tort claim against State; regulations by State Board of Examiners.
NRS 41.037 Administrative settlement of claims or actions.
NRS 41.0375 Agreement to settle: Prohibited contents; required contents; constitutes public record; void under certain circumstances.
NRS 41.038 Insurance of officers, employees and immune contractors of State or local government against liability.
NRS 41.0385 Claims made against state agencies and local governments for tortious conduct: Annual filing of summary of claims with Secretary of State or clerk of local government; summaries of claims are public records.
NRS 41.039 Filing of valid claim against political subdivision condition precedent to commencement of action against immune contractor, employee or officer.
APPOINTMENT OF ELISORS
NRS 41.040 Appointment and bond of elisor.
NRS 41.050 Execution of process by elisor.
NRS 41.060 Arrest and confinement of sheriff in a civil action.
NRS 41.070 Powers, duties and fees of elisors.
LIABILITY OF COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
NRS 41.075 Limitations on liability.
ACTIONS FOR DEATH BY WRONGFUL ACT OR NEGLECT
NRS 41.085 Heirs and personal representatives may maintain action.
LIABILITY OF PERSON WHO USES DEADLY FORCE AGAINST INTRUDER IN RESIDENCE
NRS 41.095 Presumption that person using deadly force against intruder in his residence has reasonable fear of death or bodily injury; “residence” defined.
SURVIVAL OF CAUSES OF ACTION
NRS 41.100 Cause of action not lost by reason of death; damages; recovery for loss arising out of unfair practice regarding policy of life insurance; subrogation.
ACTIONS FOR PERSONAL INJURIES BY WRONGFUL ACT, NEGLECT OR DEFAULT
NRS 41.130 Liability for personal injury.
NRS 41.1305 Limitation on liability of person who serves or sells alcoholic beverages for injury inflicted by intoxicated person.
NRS 41.131 Limitation on basis of liability of manufacturers and distributors of firearms and ammunition.
NRS 41.1315 Limitation on liability of property owner for injury or damage on sidewalk in public right-of-way.
NRS 41.133 Conviction of crime is conclusive evidence of facts necessary to impose civil liability for related injury.
NRS 41.134 Action for damages for injuries resulting from acts of domestic violence; award of costs and attorney’s fees to injured person.
NRS 41.1345 Action for damages for injuries resulting from unlawful use of personal identifying information; award of costs and attorney’s fees to injured person; punitive damages; limitation on time for commencement of action.
NRS 41.135 Liability of victims of certain crimes limited for injuries to offender.
NRS 41.139 Actions by peace officers, firemen and emergency medical attendants: Conditions; limitations.
NRS 41.1393 Discharge of duty to warn trespasser against dangerous condition.
NRS 41.1395 Action for damages for injury or loss suffered by older or vulnerable person from abuse, neglect or exploitation; double damages; attorney’s fees and costs.
NRS 41.1397 Liability of owner or operator of house of prostitution for employment of prostitute tested positive for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus.
NRS 41.1398 Action for damages for unlawful disclosure of certain confidential information relating to victim of sexual assault.
COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE
NRS 41.141 When comparative negligence not bar to recovery; jury instructions; liability of multiple defendants.
PROCEDURE FOR EVIDENCING DOMICILE
NRS 41.191 Declaration of domicile in Nevada.
NRS 41.193 Declaration of domicile in other state.
NRS 41.195 Signing and recording of declaration; fee.
NRS 41.197 Other methods of proving domicile not repealed or abrogated.
PROCEDURE FOR COMPROMISING CLAIMS OF MINORS
NRS 41.200 Compromise by parent or guardian of claim by minor against third person; requirements of court petition; establishment of blocked financial investment for proceeds of compromise; no fees to be charged in proceedings.
PROCEEDINGS TO DETERMINE AND ESTABLISH FACTS RELATIVE TO VITAL STATISTICS
NRS 41.209 Applicability.
NRS 41.210 District courts empowered to establish date and place of birth and parentage.
NRS 41.220 Procedure; examination of records by State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
NRS 41.230 Hearing.
NRS 41.240 Court order establishing facts as presented to court.
NRS 41.250 Recording of decree.
NRS 41.260 No fees to be charged by clerk.
PROCEEDINGS TO CHANGE NAMES OF PERSONS
NRS 41.270 Verified petition.
NRS 41.280 When publication of notice is required.
NRS 41.290 Order of court; hearing on objections; disposition and rescission of order.
PROCEEDINGS FOR JUDICIAL DECLARATION OF SANITY
NRS 41.300 Insane persons; presumption of legal capacity on discharge.
NRS 41.310 Adjudication of sanity.
NRS 41.320 Petition seeking restoration of status as sane; notice.
NRS 41.325 Notice of adjudication of sanity to be given to Administrative Officer and Medical Director of Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services.
NRS 41.330 Conduct of proceedings by county officers; no fees to be charged.
LIBEL IN NEWSPAPER; SLANDER BY RADIO OR TELEVISION BROADCAST
NRS 41.331 Definitions.
NRS 41.332 “Actual malice” defined.
NRS 41.333 “Exemplary damages” defined.
NRS 41.334 “General damages” defined.
NRS 41.335 “Special damages” defined.
NRS 41.336 Special damages; notice and demand for correction.
NRS 41.337 General, special and exemplary damages.
NRS 41.338 Correction before demand.
LIABILITY FOR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS PUBLISHED OR UTTERED OVER BROADCASTING STATIONS
NRS 41.340 Liability of owners or operators of broadcasting stations for defamation published by another; exercise of due care.
NRS 41.350 Liability of owner or operator originating broadcast.
NRS 41.360 Liability when broadcast cannot be censored.
LIABILITY OF PERSONS CONVICTED OF PERJURY OR SUBORNATION OF PERJURY
NRS 41.365 Action for damages.
ABOLISHMENT OF CERTAIN CAUSES OF ACTION
NRS 41.370 Public policy against causes of action for breach of promise, alienation of affections and criminal conversation.
NRS 41.380 Causes of action abolished.
NRS 41.390 Time for commencing accrued causes of action for criminal conversation.
NRS 41.400 Act or contract gives no right of action.
NRS 41.410 Unlawful to file actions after July 1, 1979.
NRS 41.420 Penalty.
JURISDICTION OVER PROCEEDINGS IN WHICH INDIANS ARE PARTIES
NRS 41.430 Conditions for jurisdiction of State of Nevada.
LIABILITY OF OWNER OF MOTOR VEHICLE FOR NEGLIGENT OPERATION BY IMMEDIATE MEMBER OF FAMILY
NRS 41.440 Imposition of liability.
NRS 41.450 Operator to be made party defendant; recourse on recovery of judgment.
NRS 41.460 When debtor in possession or long-term lessee deemed owner of motor vehicle.
LIABILITY OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS FOR MINOR’S ACT OF NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT RESULTING IN DAMAGE
NRS 41.470 Imposition of liability for minor’s willful misconduct.
NRS 41.472 Imposition of liability for minor’s negligence or willful misconduct regarding firearm.
LIABILITY OF NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS OR TRUSTS FOR THEIR ACTS OR ACTS OF AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR SERVANTS
NRS 41.480 Imposition of liability; conditions and limitations on actions based on acts and omissions of officers or directors.
NRS 41.485 Conditions and limitations on actions: Acts and omissions of volunteers of charitable organizations.
LIABILITY OF PERSONS IN CONNECTION WITH FOOD DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT CHARGE
NRS 41.491 Limitations on liability.
LIABILITY OF PERSONS WHO RENDER EMERGENCY CARE
NRS 41.500 General rule; volunteers; members of search and rescue organization; persons rendering cardiopulmonary resuscitation or using defibrillator; presumptions relating to emergency care rendered on public school grounds or in connection with public school activities; persons who provide training for use of defibrillators; persons who have defibrillators for use on premises.
NRS 41.503 Hospital care or assistance necessitated by traumatic injury; presumption regarding follow-up care.
NRS 41.505 Physicians, dentists, nurses and emergency medical attendants; licensed medical facilities in which certain emergency obstetrical care is rendered.
NRS 41.507 Volunteer emergency medical dispatchers and volunteer medical directors of agencies which employ emergency medical dispatchers.
LIABILITY OF PERSONS WHO MAKE OR CAUSE TO BE MADE FALSE REPORTS OF CRIMES OR EMERGENCIES
NRS 41.508 Civil action brought by public agency; award of costs and attorney’s fees.
LIABILITY OF OWNERS, LESSEES AND OCCUPANTS OF PREMISES TO PERSONS USING PREMISES FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
NRS 41.510 Limitation of liability; exceptions for malicious acts if consideration is given or other duty exists.
ACTIONS BY SHAREHOLDERS AGAINST CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS TO ENFORCE SECONDARY RIGHTS
NRS 41.520 Contents and verification of complaint; motion to require plaintiff to furnish security; order; recourse of corporation or association to security.
PRIVATE ACTIONS TO ENFORCE STATUTORY OR REGULATORY CONTROLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NRS 41.540 Action may be brought against person causing pollution, impairment or destruction of air, water or other natural resources.
NRS 41.550 Security for and apportionment of costs.
NRS 41.560 Relief which may be granted.
NRS 41.570 Provisions supplementary to existing administrative or regulatory provisions.
LIABILITY OF RECEIVER OF STOLEN PROPERTY
NRS 41.580 Action by owner of property; treble damages.
LENDERS’ LIABILITY
NRS 41.590 Lender not liable for defects in property acquired with borrowed money.
FRAUD UPON PURCHASERS; MISREPRESENTATION
NRS 41.600 Actions by victims of fraud.
NRS 41.610 Actions against seller or manufacturer of unapproved drug for misrepresentation of its therapeutic effect.
NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS
NRS 41.620 Liability for issuance on nonexistent account or drawing on insufficient money; liability for use of invalid credit or debit card.
LIABILITY OF PERSONS WHO OFFICIATE SPORTING EVENTS
NRS 41.630 Limitations of liability.
LIABILITY OF PERSON WHO ENGAGES IN RIGHT TO PETITION
NRS 41.635 Definitions.
NRS 41.637 “Good faith communication in furtherance of the right to petition” defined.
NRS 41.640 “Political subdivision” defined.
NRS 41.650 Limitation of liability.
NRS 41.660 Attorney General or chief legal officer of political subdivision may defend or provide support to person sued for engaging in right to petition; special counsel; filing special motion to dismiss; stay of discovery; adjudication upon merits.
NRS 41.670 Award of reasonable costs and attorney’s fees upon grant of special motion to dismiss; person sued for engaging in right to petition may bring separate action for damages.
LIABILITY OF PERSONS WHO COMMIT CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS MOTIVATED BY CHARACTERISTICS OF VICTIM
NRS 41.690 Cause of action for damages resulting from criminal violation if perpetrator was motivated by certain characteristics of victim.
LIABILITY OF PERSONS WHO TRANSMIT ITEMS OF ELECTRONIC MAIL THAT INCLUDE ADVERTISEMENTS
NRS 41.705 Definitions.
NRS 41.710 “Advertisement” defined.
NRS 41.715 “Electronic mail” defined.
NRS 41.720 “Network” defined.
NRS 41.725 “Recipient” defined.
NRS 41.730 Action for damages; exceptions; injunctive relief.
NRS 41.735 Immunity for persons who provide users with access to network; applicability to items of electronic mail obtained voluntarily.
LIABILITY OF EMPLOYERS FOR CERTAIN ACTS
NRS 41.745 Liability of employer for intentional conduct of employee; limitations.
NRS 41.750 Limitations on liability of employer for damages arising from or relating to child care provided to children of employee.
NRS 41.755 Limitations on liability of employer who discloses information regarding employee to prospective employer of employee; exceptions.

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