• Procedural and Coverage Issues with the Representation of Design Professionals
  • June 27, 2003
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Las Vegas Office
  • During 2002 and the first part of 2003, construction defect litigation continued to reign supreme within the Eighth Judicial District Court. Statistics published by the Eighth District indicate that since 1997 over 275 construction defect lawsuits have been filed in District Court. In 2001, 74 CD actions were filed, and in 2002 63 new matters commenced litigation. The prosecution and format of these types of cases continues to generate debate within the court, and "reform" to NRS Chapter 40 (Nevada's statutory scheme for litigating residential construction defect actions) is a perennial agenda item during the legislative session, particularly the 2003 session.