Nevada Revised Statutes Section 179A.230 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

When person who is subject of notice of information may bring action for damages; when child who is victim of offense committed by employee may bring action for damages against employer; statute of limitations.

1. A person who is the subject of a request for notice of information pursuant to NRS 179A.180 to 179A.240, inclusive, may recover his actual damages in a civil action against:

(a) The Central Repository for an intentional or grossly negligent:

(1) Dissemination of information relating to the offenses listed in subsection 4 of NRS 179A.190 not authorized for dissemination; or

(2) Release of information relating to the offenses listed in subsection 4 of NRS 179A.190 to a person not authorized to receive the information;

(b) The Central Repository for an intentional or grossly negligent failure to correct any notice of information relating to the offenses listed in subsection 4 of NRS 179A.190 which was disseminated pursuant to NRS 179A.180 to 179A.240, inclusive; or

(c) An employer, representative of an employer or employee for an intentional or grossly negligent violation of NRS 179A.110. Punitive damages may be awarded against an employer, representative of an employer or employee whose violation of NRS 179A.110 is malicious.

2. An employer is liable to a child served by the employer for damages suffered by the child as a result of an offense listed in subsection 4 of NRS 179A.190 committed against the child by an employee if, at the time the employer hired the employee, the employee was the subject of information relating to the offenses for which notice was available for dissemination to the employer and the employer:

(a) Failed, without good cause, to request notice of the information pursuant to NRS 179A.180 to 179A.240, inclusive; or

(b) Was unable to obtain the information because the employee refused to consent to the search and release of the information, and the employer hired or retained the employee despite this refusal.

The amount of damages for which an employer is liable pursuant to this subsection must be reduced by the amount of damages recovered by the child in an action against the employee for damages sustained as a result of an offense listed in subsection 4 of NRS 179A.190.

3. An action pursuant to this section must be brought within 3 years after:

(a) The occurrence upon which the action is based; or

(b) The date upon which the party bringing the action became aware or reasonably should have become aware of the occurrence, whichever was earlier, if he was not aware of the occurrence at the time of the occurrence.

4. This section does not limit or affect any other rights, claims or causes of action arising by statute or common law.

Last modified: February 25, 2006