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Date: 08-18-2018

Case Style:

Debbie Sheltra, et al. v. Nevada Division of Forestry

Case Number: CV17-00225

Judge: Scott N. Freeman

Court: Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, Nevada

Plaintiff's Attorney: David Sharp, Dave Houston and Bill Jeanney

Defendant's Attorney: Steven Shevorski, Gary A. Cardinal, Ketan D. Bhirud, Theresa M. Haar

Description: Reno, NV - Jury Finds Nevada Forestry Department Grossly Negligence

Debbie Sheltra sued the Nevada Division of Forestry and the University of Nevada on a governmental tort claim negligence theory claiming that her house was burned down in 2016 as a direct result of gross negligence.

The State apparently admitted some fault starting and managing a controlled burn that got out of control and destroyed 23 homes in Little Valley.


Date/Time Hearing Judge Event Description Outcome
1. 08/17/2018 at 9:30 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D582 - Jury Verdict, Plaintiff filed on: 08/17/2018
Extra Text: 8/17/2018: Special Verdict Form: Question 1 - Was the Nevada Division of Forestry grossly negligent and was its gross negligence a legal cause of the Little Valley Fire? Answer: Yes. If you answer yes to Question 1 or 2, your verdict is in favor of the Plaintiffs.
2. 08/16/2018 at 9:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/16/2018
Extra Text: 8/16/2018: Jury Trial
3. 08/15/2018 at 9:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/15/2018
Extra Text: Court Reporter Corrie Wolden #194 8/15/2018: Jury Trial
4. 08/14/2018 at 9:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/14/2018
Extra Text: Court Reporter #641 Christina Amundson 8/14/2018: Jury Trial
5. 08/13/2018 at 9:30 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/13/2018
Extra Text: Cour Reporter E. Ferretto #281 8/13/2018: Jury Trial
6. 08/10/2018 at 9:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/10/2018
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7. 08/09/2018 at 9:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/09/2018
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8. 08/08/2018 at 9:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H848 - TRIAL ONGOING D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/08/2018
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9. 08/07/2018 at 9:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H852 - TRIAL - JURY D832 - Trial Ongoing filed on: 08/07/2018
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10. 08/06/2018 at 10:01 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H760 - PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS D845 - Vacated filed on: 08/03/2018
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11. 08/06/2018 at 12:00 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H760 - PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS D435 - Heard ... filed on: 08/06/2018
Extra Text: RULINGS MADE RE: VIDEO DEPOSITION COURT AND COUNSEL DISCUSSED LOGISTICS/TECHNOLOGY SET UP JURORS TO BE BROUGHT IN GROUPS (1ST GROUP OF 50)
12. 07/24/2018 at 2:09 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S2 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/03/2018
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13. 07/24/2018 at 1:58 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/03/2018
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14. 07/19/2018 at 1:30 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H756 - PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE D840 - Under Advisement filed on: 07/19/2018
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15. 07/19/2018 at 5:00 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/03/2018
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16. 07/18/2018 at 4:27 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/03/2018
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17. 07/16/2018 at 4:45 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/03/2018
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18. 07/09/2018 at 2:30 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H756 - PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE D844 - Vacated-Reset filed on: 06/06/2018
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19. 06/14/2018 at 2:09 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/27/2018
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20. 06/14/2018 at 2:11 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S3 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/27/2018
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21. 06/14/2018 at 3:25 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S5 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/27/2018
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22. 06/14/2018 at 2:10 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S2 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/27/2018
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23. 06/14/2018 at 4:26 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S7 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/27/2018
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24. 06/14/2018 at 2:24 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S4 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/27/2018
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25. 06/13/2018 at 3:53 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/27/2018
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26. 04/24/2018 at 10:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H640 - ORAL ARGUMENTS D840 - Under Advisement filed on: 04/24/2018
Extra Text: MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT
27. 04/24/2018 at 5:00 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 04/25/2018
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28. 04/18/2018 at 3:30 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 04/25/2018
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29. 04/16/2018 at 2:37 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 05/01/2018
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30. 03/20/2018 at 10:35 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 04/30/2018
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31. 02/21/2018 at 9:20 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 02/21/2018
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32. 02/08/2018 at 10:00 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H640 - ORAL ARGUMENTS D430 - Granted/Denied in Part filed on: 02/08/2018
Extra Text: DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO STAY DISCOVERY IS HEREBY GRANTED IN PART AS IT RELATES TO THE OBJECTS OF THE WRIT. THE MOTION IS DENIED IN PART AS IT RELATES TO THE CASE MOVING FORWARD FROM A LIABILITY PERSPECTIVE AND THE CAUSES OF ACTION. COUNSEL JEANNEY TO DRAFT ORDER, COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS TO REVIEW ORDER, THEN SUBMIT TO THE COURT ASAP.
33. 12/18/2017 at 8:28 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 01/17/2018
Extra Text: ORDER TO SET
34. 09/05/2017 at 4:48 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 09/06/2017
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35. 09/01/2017 at 2:07 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S2 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 10/26/2017
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36. 09/01/2017 at 2:05 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 10/26/2017
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37. 08/28/2017 at 12:05 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 09/06/2017
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38. 08/08/2017 at 1:30 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN H640 - ORAL ARGUMENTS D840 - Under Advisement filed on: 08/08/2017
Extra Text: MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE CV17-00951 AND CV17-01010 IS HEREBY GRANTED. DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS UNDER ADVISEMENT.
39. 08/07/2017 at 10:36 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/10/2017
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40. 08/03/2017 at 4:41 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/10/2017
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41. 08/02/2017 at 2:16 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/10/2017
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42. 07/28/2017 at 4:21 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/10/2017
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43. 07/10/2017 at 11:25 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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44. 07/07/2017 at 10:12 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S6 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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45. 07/07/2017 at 9:43 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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46. 07/07/2017 at 9:43 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S2 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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47. 07/07/2017 at 9:57 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S5 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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48. 07/07/2017 at 3:56 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S7 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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49. 07/07/2017 at 9:44 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S3 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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50. 07/07/2017 at 9:57 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S4 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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51. 07/03/2017 at 11:03 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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52. 06/22/2017 at 3:09 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 08/10/2017
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53. 06/15/2017 at 4:00 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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54. 06/14/2017 at 11:51 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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55. 06/14/2017 at 2:10 PM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S2 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 07/12/2017
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56. 05/02/2017 at 9:39 AM Honorable SCOTT FREEMAN S1 - Request for Submission S200 - Request for Submission Complet filed on: 06/02/2017
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Outcome: Plaintiffs' verdict on the issue of liability.

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