No. 62666.

335 P.3d 199 (2014)

RENOWN REGIONAL MEDICAL Center, A Nevada Corporation, Petitioner, v. The SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of the State of Nevada, In and for the County of Washoe; And the Honorable Brent T. Adams, District Judge, Respondents, and Michael Wiley, An Individual, Real Party in Interest.

Supreme Court of Nevada.

October 2, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Holland & Hart, LLP, and Jeremy J. Nork , Frank Z. LaForge , and Stephan J. Hollandsworth , Reno, for Petitioner.

Snell & Wilmer, LLP, and William E. Peterson and Janine C. Prupas , Reno; Leverty & Associates and Vernon Eugene Leverty and Patrick R. Leverty , Reno, for Real Party in Interest.

Matthew L. Sharp, Ltd., and Matthew L. Sharp , Reno, for Amicus Curiae Nevada Justice Association.



By the Court, CHERRY, J.:

A district court may grant summary judgment sua sponte if it gives the defending party notice and an opportunity to defend. In this case, the district court granted summary judgment to the plaintiff on two claims for relief that were not argued in the summary judgment briefing or in oral argument. The district court did not give notice to the defendant that it intended to do so. We conclude that the district court...

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