Entries by Crysta Dwyer

CAN A CHILD HAVE THREE PARENTS?

Today’s Law Review analyzes an interesting case. The court has to decide whether an infant can have more than two parents, in this case three parents. You ask how can that be? THE “CHILD”  A Child (no names in the Opinion) was born in July 2012 to Wife, who was then and remains, married to […]

WHO IS LIABLE FOR SKIER INJURIES DUE TO SKI RESORT GROOMING CONDITIONS?

For those who love skiing and snowboarding, the winter of 2018/2019 in Truckee and Lake Tahoe has been nothing short of amazing. The ski resorts have received record amounts of snow and skiers and riders have flocked to the Sierra to enjoy deep powder and soft groomers. But with all the snow comes certain challenges, […]

TENANT ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES: A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN

| ACROSS THE LINE | Published in the Washoe County Bar Association’s The Writ By: Aparna L. Reddy of Porter Simon Estoppel certificates are often treated as routine, and are often blithely signed by commercial and residential tenants upon request by landlords. On closer examination, however, such certificates may present risks to the unwary tenant and landlord. What is […]

MUST DOMINO’S PIZZA WEBSITE BE ADA COMPLIANT?

Domino’s Pizza has restaurants and a website and app to order at-home delivery and in-store pickup of pizzas, the latter being the focus of today’s column. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability “in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of […]

COUNTY LIABLE FOR NOT CONDUCTING SEARCH AND RESCUE

Under the “Good Samaritan” rule, a person who has not created a peril has no duty to come to the aid of another, but if they do attempt to aid the victim, they can be found liable only if they make the situation worse or are grossly negligent. Also, more to the  point today, a […]

SUPREME COURT RULING ON EVICTION AFTER FORECLOSURE

California foreclosure law is complicated. During and after the recession, I counselled hundreds of folks facing foreclosure and loss of their homes. Fortunately that area of my legal practice has slowed dramatically. If you have any interest in foreclosures you may want to read today’s column about a new California Supreme Court case. “JUST THE […]

RESOURCES FOR WILDFIRE VICTIMS

The devastation caused by the Camp, Tubbs, Mendocino Complex, Thomas, Carr, Woolsey and Rim wildfires has left communities, families and businesses wondering how to rebuild in the aftermath of the destruction. Just as coastal communities live with the threat of hurricanes and floods, it seems communities in forested areas now sadly live under the constant […]

USA WATER POLO LIABLE FOR YOUTH SPORTS INJURY?

We have written several columns on what is called the “Assumption of the Risk” doctrine. Generally, sports and action participants are found to have assumed the risk of injuries inherent in the sport itself. Examples include skiers falling in moguls, a baseball player being hit by a “bean ball,” and flag football players injured during […]