Nevada News

Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill

A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people’s privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and …

Hallmark Insurance Group Ratings Affirmed, Outlook Still Negative

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of the members of Fort Worth, Texas-based Hallmark Insurance Group (Hallmark Group). Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” for the …

Nevada Speed Limit Could Hit 85MPH Under Bill

Nevada lawmakers are scheduled to review a bill that would allow the state to raise highway speed limits to 85 miles per hour. Republican Sen. Don Gustavson is sponsoring SB 2 and expects to testify on the bill on Tuesday …

Nevada’s Captive Domicile Growth Rises by $3.8B in Premium

The captive insurance program in Nevada outperformed growth and speed expectations by approving 26 captives in 2014, which resulted in a captive premium increase of $3.8 billion, Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper announced on Thursday. He said 2014 was once …

Lawsuit in 2011 Nevada Gold Mine Death Settled

A lawyer for the Utah family of a contract worker at a Nevada gold mine that paid more than $100,000 in U.S. safety fines after he was killed there in 2011 says they’ve settled a wrongful death suit with Newmont …

Nearly 200 Distracted Drivers Ticketed in Nevada

Nearly 200 people in the Reno-Sparks, Nev. area were cited for distracted driving during a special enforcement effort earlier this month. The Nevada Highway Patrol and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office joined Reno and Sparks police in the distracted driving awareness …

Double Fines in ‘Pedestrian Safety Zones’ Proposed by Nevada Bill

A bill in the Nevada Legislature would allow for special “pedestrian safety zones” where traffic fines are doubled. Lawmakers are scheduled to review SB144 on Tuesday in the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill would allow local governments or the Nevada …

Nevada Bill Proposes Liability Protections for Horse-Related Injuries

Rural Nevada lawmakers are proposing a bill that would improve liability protections for horse-related accidents and injuries. Sen. Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman John Ellison introduced SB 129 to the Senate Committee on Judiciary this week. Current state law puts an …

Insurer Hit With $4.5M Class Action Bad Faith Verdict in Nevada

Everest Indemnity Insurance Co. was hit with a $4.5 million verdict after a Nevada state court jury on Thursday said the insurer acted in bad faith by refusing to cover a construction company’s defense costs in a class action stemming …

Nevada Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs See Slight Decrease in 2015

Many Nevada employers will see a slight decrease in the premiums they pay for workers’ compensation insurance this year. Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper approved a filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for an average decrease of 0.5 …