No. 44542.

212 P.3d 1068 (2009)

James GROSJEAN, Appellant/Cross-Respondent, v. IMPERIAL PALACE, INC., and Donnie Espensen, Respondents/Cross-Appellants.

Supreme Court of Nevada.

July 30, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nersesian & Sankiewicz and Thea Marie Sankiewicz and Robert A. Nersesian, Las Vegas, for Appellant/Cross-Respondent.

Cooper Levenson April Niedelman Wagenheim, P.A., and Jerry S. Busby, Las Vegas, for Respondent/Cross-Appellant Imperial Palace, Inc.

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and David L. Thomas, Las Vegas, for Respondent/Cross-Appellant Donnie Espensen.

Potter Law Offices and Cal J. Potter III and Lawrence W. Freiman, Las Vegas, for Amicus Curiae Nevada Trial Lawyers Association.



By the Court, DOUGLAS, J.:

In this appeal and cross-appeal, we address whether qualified immunity can extend to shield private actors from civil liability in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action and, if not, whether alleged evidentiary errors and attorney misconduct that occurred during trial on the § 1983 claim warrant a new trial. In addition to the qualified immunity and alleged trial error issues, we decide whether punitive damages were...

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