Venetian Casino Resort, LLC v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court in and for County of Clark

No. 77087 | Nev. | Jul 12, 2019

ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS OR PROHIBITION

This original petition for a writ of mandamus or prohibition challenges a district court order denying a motion to dismiss or for partial summary judgment in a tort action.

Having reviewed the petition, answer thereto, reply, and supporting documents, we conclude that our extraordinary and discretionary intervention is not warranted. See NRS 34.160 ; NRS 34.170 ; Pan v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court , 120 Nev. 222" date_filed="2004-05-05" court="Nev." case_name="Pan v. Eighth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada ex rel. County of Clark">120 Nev. 222, 224, 228, 88 P.3d 840" date_filed="2004-05-05" court="Nev." case_name="Pan v. Dist. Ct.">88 P.3d 840, 841, 844 (2004) (stating that an appeal is generally an adequate legal remedy precluding writ relief and recognizing that petitioner bears the burden of demonstrating that writ relief is warranted); Smith v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court , 113 Nev. 1343" date_filed="1997-12-17" court="Nev." case_name="Smith v. Eighth Judicial District Court of State of Nevada">113 Nev. 1343, 1344-45, 950 P.2d 280" date_filed="1997-12-17" court="Nev." case_name="Smith v. Eighth Judicial District Court of State of Nevada">950 P.2d 280, 281 (1997) (observing that this court generally will not consider writ petitions challenging orders denying motions to dismiss or for summary judgment); Smith v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court , 107 Nev. 674" date_filed="1991-10-08" court="Nev." case_name="Smith v. Eighth Judicial District Court">107 Nev. 674, 677, 818 P.2d 849" date_filed="1991-10-08" court="Nev." case_name="Smith v. Eighth Judicial District Court">818 P.2d. 849, 851 (1991) (observing that issuance of the writ is subject to this court's discretion). To the extent that petitioner argues that this petition presents an opportunity to clarify whether punitive damages may be awarded for tort claims sounding in negligence, that issue will be better presented for this court's consideration after development of the factual record in the district court. Insofar as petitioner seeks a writ of prohibition, petitioner provides no cogent argument regarding that relief, and we need not consider it. See Edwards v. Emperor's Garden Rest., 122 Nev. 317" date_filed="2006-03-30" court="Nev." case_name="Edwards v. Emperor's Garden Restaurant">122 Nev. 317, 330 n.38, 130 P.3d 1280" date_filed="2006-03-30" court="Nev." case_name="Edwards v. Emperor's Garden Restaurant">130 P.3d 1280, 1288 n.38 (2006). Accordingly, we

ORDER the petition DENIED.