Nevada State Bar

Court Case in Nevada

Achrem v. Expressway Plaza Ltd. Partneship, 112 NV 737, 937 P.2d 447 (1996) Cited in : Balish v. Farnham, 92 Nev. 133, 546 P.2d 1297(1976)

“When a client assigns rights to the proceeds of a case or tort action to a creditor, those proceeds no longer belong to the client. Accordingly, the attorney is not obligated to pay those funds to his client. Even, if a conflict had existed between the client’s interest and the third party assignee’s interest, the attorney should have deposited the settlement proceeds in a trust fund account and requested a court to direct the fund’s distribution.”