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February 2017 Archives

Eviction: What's legal, what's not

Whether you're the landlord of a few small, one-room economy apartments or you own and maintain one of Nevada's large multi-unit apartment complexes, it's no secret that you're line of work is often stressful. From tenants calling to complain about the least little faucet drip to dealing with late rent payments, a landlord's job never seems to end - it's 24/7. That's not to say you can't get satisfaction from your work.

What can a Nevada business do when another party owes it money?

After providing your products or services to a customer, you expect payment in a timely manner. When a customer fails to pay your invoices, your business suffers. Even though most people work out their payment issues, some continue to deny payment, and your business needs to know its options for collecting payment from those parties.

Nevada Supreme Court decision strengthens garnishments

Many creditors use garnishments as a means to enforcing their judgments.  In a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision, Pacific Western Bank, v. The Eighth Judicial District Court 132 Nev. Adv. Op.  78 (2016),  the Court recognized that a garnishment can occur on assets physically residing outside Nevada as long as the garnishee has contacts with Nevada in order to receive the writ.  The case involved a Nevada creditor attempting to reach a student savings plan, under the direction of Wells Fargo bank in Nevada where Wells Fargo contracted with an out of state servicer for the student savings plan.  The Court also recoginzed that laws should be interpreted broadly to allow for the collection of valid court judgments.  

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