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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nevada Supreme Court affirms ruling of $230K owed to IVGID
Incline Village, Nev. (November 22, 2019) -- On November 21, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed a July 15, 2016 district court ruling that ordered Aaron Katz to pay Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) for the attorney fees and costs of defending itself in frivolous litigation.
The high court stated unequivocally, “The record supports the district court’s findings that Katz’s lawsuit was baseless and unreasonable … The record also supports the district court’s determination that Katz brought and maintained the lawsuit to harass IVGID.” The order concludes, “The district court did not abuse its discretion when it awarded IVGID $226,466.80 in attorney fees and $2,925.95 in costs, and therefore affirm the district court's order."
The Nevada Supreme Court’s entire ruling may be accessed at the following link: http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseCaptcha.do?n=%2Fdocument%2Fview.do%3FcsNameID%3D40715%26csIID%3D40715%26deLinkID%3D745932%26onBaseDocumentNumber%3D19-47663
Prior to appealing to the Nevada Supreme Court, Mr. Katz paid IVGID the fees and costs owed upon the district court’s 2016 ruling.
The Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet with its legal counsel in December to review attorney’s fees and additional costs accrued during the Nevada Supreme Court appeal process.
About Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID)
Incline Village General Improvement District is charged with providing water, sewer, trash and recreation services for the communities of Incline Village and Crystal Bay in Washoe County, Nevada. IVGID is governed by an elected board of trustees, which sets policy and determines strategies for enhancing the community as an excellent place to live, work, recreate, visit and invest. For more information about IVGID, please call (775) 832-1100 or visit ivgid.org
IVGID News Release (pdf)