Category: News

Catholic Sisters Sue Smith & Wesson Over Sale of AR-15 Assault Rifles

Published on December 13, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

News

Attorney Matthew L. Sharp is representing a group of activists who are seeking to halt the production, sale, and marketing of AR-15 assault-style rifles in the United States. The lawsuit was filed jointly by a congregation known as Catholic Sisters, made up of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Sisters of Bon Secours USA, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, and Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary, U.S.-Ontario Province. As shareholders in Smith & Wesson, the Catholic Sisters’ lawsuit seeks to hold the board members liable for [...]
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Matthew Sharp Interviewed on KOLO 8 About New Legislative Bill in Nevada

Published on July 7, 2023, by Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

News

Reno trial Lawyer Matthew L. Sharp was recently interviewed about a new law that went into effect on July 1, 2023. Mr. Sharp spoke with KOLO 8 News about §42.010 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, and the impact it will have on compensation for victims of drunk driving accidents. In the past, punitive damages for drunk driving could only be awarded in personal injury claims where it was apparent that the at-fault party knew that they would be driving. Under the changes made by the new law, there [...]
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Nevada Business Owners Right to Benefits

Published on March 26, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, COVID-19, News

Over the recent weeks, coronavirus has drastically impacted our daily lives. Businesses are being ordered to shut down. Revenues are unexpectedly gone. While governments scramble to try to contain the effects from the coronavirus, the question posed is whether there is any insurance coverage available to Northern Nevada businesses impacted by this virus. The answer is we don’t know for sure, but businesses should consider whether there is insurance coverage to cover portions of their loss of income. We would like to alert you to benefits that may [...]
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Gun Manufacturers Accused of Selling Weapons Specifically Designed to be Modified into Illegal Machine Guns

Published on July 3, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2019 Seeking to Prevent More Families from Enduring Unimaginable Pain, Parents of Las Vegas Massacre Victim Argue Gun Companies’ Choice of Design Features Caused Their Daughter’s Death LAS VEGAS — The parents of a Seattle woman killed in the 2017 massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival in Las Vegas today filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the eight AR-15 rifles used in the shooting. The rifles were used to rain 1,049 rounds of automatic fire on the crowd [...]
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Little Valley Fire Settlement Award – $25 Million

Published on June 11, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

News

Reno personal injury attorney Matthew Sharp helped represent 105 victims who will divide $18 million of a $25 million settlement after the most devastating wild fire in recent Northern Nevada memory. Because of this settlement home and business owners who were victims of government negligence will be able to get their lives back to normal. During the nearly three years since the fire, Sharp has played a vital role in the course of discovery, mediation and claims for damages. (Read the News article here) In October of 2016 [...]
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Matthew Sharp Presents Little Valley Fire Argument to Nevada Supreme Court

Published on December 9, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation, News

After lower courts determined that the Nevada Division of Forestry was guilty of gross negligence in the Little Valley Fire the case has made it’s way to the Supreme Court of Nevada. On November 6, 2018 Matthew Sharp, representing victims of the fire, presented his argument to the court. Sharp argued the court should not entertain a writ, pointing out the evidence presented at the lower court is not available to the Supreme Court. Without the benefit of the complete record, Sharp reasoned, the case should be remanded for [...]
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NDF Guilty of Gross Negligence in Little Valley Fire

Published on August 20, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, News

In October 2016, the Nevada Division of Forestry started a controlled fire in Little Valley, a property owned by the University of Nevada-Reno.  On October 14, 2016, NDF’s conduct resulted in a devastating wildfire that destroyed 23 homes and damaged countless other homes. NDF deliberately and knowingly violated many safety standards for a controlled fire. Reno, Nevada personal injury lawyer Matthew Sharp acted as one of the lawyers for the fire victims. The Washoe County jury held the Nevada Division of Forestry accountable by finding it acted grossly negligent [...]
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Matthew Sharp Represents Little Valley Wild Fire Homeowners

Published on August 17, 2017, by Matthew Sharp

News

Reno, Nevada lawyer Matthew Sharp is representing the victims of the Little Valley Fire who lost their homes after a controlled burn got away from the Nevada Division of Forestry. In the early morning hours of October 14 winds as high as 70 mph blew through the foothills of the Sierra Mountains fanning the embers of a controlled burn that had run from October 4-7. When the wild fire was finally extinguished five days later almost 2,300 acres had been destroyed along with 23 homes and 17 outbuildings. [...]
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Matt Sharp Offers Insight Into Bill to Modernize Car Insurance

Published on May 15, 2017, by Matthew Sharp

News

Bill to Modernize Car Insurance Heard Today in State Senate CARSON CITY, Nev.–If a driver with a bare-bones liability policy hurts someone, the victims are out of luck once the bills exceed the driver’s policy limit. This morning, the state Senate transportation committee takes up a bill to raise the minimum amount an auto-insurance policy must cover. Currently, state law requires drivers to carry a policy that will pay out $15,000 per person for bodily injury; $30,000 per accident and $10,000 for property damage. But, Reno personal injury [...]
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Matthew Sharp consulted for Bloomberg BNA Article

Published on May 31, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

News, Product Liability

Will a Fourth State Reject Product Maker-Friendly Test? By Martina Barash May 25—Three states supreme courts recently declined to throw out a plaintiff friendly test for determining defects in product liability cases, and the framework for strict liability claims that often goes with it. Will a rollover widow’s case in Nevada add a fourth? In the case, plaintiff Theresa Garcia Trejo was awarded $4.5 million after a jury was instructed to use an ordinary consumer’s reasonable expectations to determine whether the roof design of an older Ford sport [...]
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