Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 7.60 – Sanctions.

Rule 7.60. Sanctions.

  • (a) If without just excuse or because of failure to give reasonable attention to the matter, no appearance is made on behalf of a party on the call of a calendar, at the time set for the hearing of any matter, at a pre-trial conference, or on the date of trial, the court may order any one or more of the following:

    (1) Payment by the delinquent attorney or party of costs, in such amount as the court may fix, to the clerk or to the adverse party.

    (2) Payment by the delinquent attorney or party of the reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees, to any aggrieved party.

    (3) Dismissal of the complaint, cross-claim, counter-claim or motion or the striking of the answer and entry of judgment by default, or the granting of the motion.

    (4) Any other action it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, imposition of fines.

    (b) The court may, after notice and an opportunity to be heard, impose upon an attorney or a party any and all sanctions which may, under the facts of the case, be reasonable, including the imposition of fines, costs or attorney’s fees when an attorney or a party without just cause:

    (1) Presents to the court a motion or an opposition to a motion which is obviously frivolous, unnecessary or unwarranted.

    (2) Fails to prepare for a presentation.

    (3) So multiplies the proceedings in a case as to increase costs unreasonably and vexatiously.

    (4) Fails or refuses to comply with these rules.

    (5) Fails or refuses to comply with any order of a judge of the court.


    Rivero v. Rivero, 216 P.3d 213, 233 (Nev. 2009).

    Rivero v. Rivero, 195 P.3d 328, 333 (Nev. 2008).