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Motor Coach Industries, Inc. v. Khiabani

bike accident victim

Court: Supreme Court of Nevada

Citation: 137 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 42

Opinion Date: August 19, 2021

Judge: Stiglich

Areas of Law: Personal Injury

The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court denying Appellant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, for a new trial, to alter or amend the judgment to offset the settlement proceeds paid by other defendants, and to retax costs, holding that Appellant was entitled to an offset of the settlement proceeds.

Dr. Kayvan Khiabani was fatally injured when he collided with a passing bus while riding his bicycle. Khiabani’s estate and surviving family members (collectively, Respondents), sued several defendants, including Appellant. Each defendant except Appellant settled with Respondents. After a trial, the jury returned a verdict for Respondents on their failure-to-warn theory. The district court denied each of the Appellant’s post-judgment motions, after which Appellant appealed. The Supreme Court reversed in part, holding that the district court (1) properly denied MCI’s motions for judgment as a matter of law, for a new trial, and to relax costs; and (2) erred in denying MCI’s motion to alter or amend the judgment because Appellants was entitled to an offset of the settlement proceeds where Appellant and the settling defendants were liable for the same injury.

This case law update is brought to you by Freeway Law auto accident and personal injury lawyers in Orange County. The following is not one of our cases, but it is of some significance, and we thought we should share it with our readers for informational purposes. The information above is for informational purposes only and not to be construed as legal advice.

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