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Nevada Law Library

Declaratory Relief

In Nevada, the elements for an equitable claim of declaratory relief are:

1.   A justifiable controversy exists between two or more parties;

2.   Regarding their respective rights pursuant to a contract;

3.   Such that the plaintiff asserts a claim of a legally protected right;

4.   The issue is ripe for judicial determination; and

5.   Plaintiff asks the court to determine the parties’ relative rights under the contract.

NRCP 57; NRS Chapter 30; Kress v. Corey, 65 Nev. 1, 189 P.2d 352 (1948).