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February 24, 2016

One year ago today, Nevada adopted the most significant changes in over a decade to its construction defect laws. One of the more impactful changes in the new legislation (generally referred to as “AB 125”) was the elimination of differing statutes of repose periods for patent, latent and hidden defects in favor of a single, uniform statute of repose....

February 19, 2016

New procedural rules will impact both deadlines and the substantive handling of new and pending civil cases in federal court. At least 35 States base their own rules of civil procedure on the federal rules, so the impact of these changes may be even more widespread. Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure adopted by the Supreme Court in April 2015 and accepted by Congress took effect on December 1. The changes affect Civil Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 55, and 84, and the Appendix of Forms. The amendments govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2015, and all proceedings then pending “insofar as just and practicable.” ...

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