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Monday, June 30, 2014

Professor Thomas Main Featured in Las Vegas Sun

Thomas Main is Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

On June 28, he was featured in the Las Vegas Sun article Dissecting Nevada's statute of limitations.

In regard to Nevada's two-year statute of limitations, Professor Main said, "Those statute of limitations periods — one way of thinking about them is that they give a person who would file a lawsuit a chance to see whether or not they need to file a lawsuit. If a statute were only 30 days or 60 days, everybody would have to hurry and find a lawyer and file a lawsuit before they really found out whether or not they needed to. That is one often-overlooked thing — the virtue that, in a sense, it can discourage lawsuits because you can wait and see if you need to file one. Over the course of years, a person can look back and realize an injury was just a bad weekend and one missed day of work."

Professor Main is a leading figure in the field of civil procedure. Most of his scholarship explores the history of procedure, with current projects focused on judicial efficiency initiatives in the 1950s-1970s.