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Witness Competency

     This short blob/article was written for my, Eric Roy, and my staff’s own benefit.  The rules outlined below are those that govern witness competency as dictated by Federal Rules of Evidence.  That being said, many states adopt the Federal Rules of Evidence in part or in total.  Thus, always look to your state rules

Understanding Hearsay Doctrine

     The purpose of the hearsay doctrine is to exclude evidence which may lack reliability.  Analogous to the best evidence rule, the hearsay rule gives preference for live testimony subject to cross examination as opposed to out of court statements being later repeated in trial which are thus no longer subject to cross examination.  It

Procedure for Objections to Evidence

     Either party may seek an advanced ruling regarding a proposed item of evidence prior to trial.  The party seeking such will do so by motion in limine.  A proponent of evidence may move in limine so as to determine, prior to trial, whether some evidence will be admissible at trial.  This is a smart

Privileges

     We know that logically and legally relevant should be admitted so as to assist the trier of fact in reaching a proper ruling or verdict.  That being said we also know that there are times when even this logically and legally relevant evidence is precluded from the courtroom.  The reasoning behind such exclusions typically

Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 27, 28, 29 and 30

These provisions of the Nevada Revised Statutes govern depositions and the discovery process.  Rule 27 – Allows for a deposition to take place before an action even commences.  Apparently the purpose of the rule is to perpetuate testimony regarding testimony that may be cognizable in a latter action.  If this pre action deposition is desired

Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 16.1 (Revised)

     Rule 16.1 governs mandatory pretrial discovery requirements.  The rule is divided into seven subsections.  The subsections are (a) through (g) and govern attendance at the early case conference, meet and confer requirements, case management report, case conference disputes, failure or refusal to participate sanctions, complex litigation, and proper person litigants. (a) Attendance at early


Witness Competency

     This short blob/article was written for my, Eric Roy, and my staff’s own benefit.  The rules outlined below are those that govern witness competency as dictated by Federal Rules of Evidence.  That being said, many states adopt the Federal Rules of Evidence in part or in total.  Thus, always look to your state rules

Understanding Hearsay Doctrine

     The purpose of the hearsay doctrine is to exclude evidence which may lack reliability.  Analogous to the best evidence rule, the hearsay rule gives preference for live testimony subject to cross examination as opposed to out of court statements being later repeated in trial which are thus no longer subject to cross examination.  It

Procedure for Objections to Evidence

     Either party may seek an advanced ruling regarding a proposed item of evidence prior to trial.  The party seeking such will do so by motion in limine.  A proponent of evidence may move in limine so as to determine, prior to trial, whether some evidence will be admissible at trial.  This is a smart

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Negligence in Nursing Homes: Understaffed and Underprepared

Negligence in Nursing Homes: Understaffed and Underprepared Las Vegas, like most cities, bears a significant population of elderly residents residing in assisted living facilities. Here, they can get the daily assistance they need to live quality everyday lives. Without warning though, unexpected events can befall a facility, leading to a shortage of staff. The remaining

DUI of Marijuana In Nevada: Rules and Penalties

DUI of Marijuana In Nevada: Rules and Penalties As voted by the citizens of Nevada in the 2016 ballot, marijuana is now legal in Nevada, but what most people don’t know is that there are only certain places where you can possess or consume it. Consuming it in public still carries a $600 fine, but

Assisted Living Without Assistance: Types of Nursing Home Neglect

Assisted Living Without Assistance: Types of Nursing Home Neglect   Assisted living facilities in Las Vegas are essential to providing the city’s aging population with a respectable quality of life. Maintaining that standard of living should be the care giving facility’s everyday mission for the residents it serves. Nursing homes in general are for those

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Were Your Civil Rights Violated?

At Eric Roy Law Firm, we believe that no one is above the law, and that includes law enforcement officials and other people who are in positions of power and authority. If you have had your civil rights violated and are looking for an aggressive advocate to stand up for you, turn to

Nevada Hours of Operation Violationst

Automobile accidents from driver fatigue have the potential to cause serious harm and this danger can be increased when a semi-truck is involved. Federal hours of operation laws limit the amount of time a truck driver can be on the road, however

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