Plaintiff may continue in or be placed in possession pending conclusion of litigation; effect of defendant’s receipt of money on deposit; judgments.
At any time after the entry of judgment, or pending an appeal by either party from the judgment to the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to the rules fixed by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution, whenever the plaintiff has paid into court for the defendant the full amount of the judgment, and such further sum as may be required by the court as a fund to pay any further damages and costs that may be recovered in the proceedings, as well as all damages that may be sustained by the defendant, if for any cause the property is not finally taken for public use, the plaintiff, if already in possession, may continue therein, and if not, the court shall, upon motion of the plaintiff, authorize the plaintiff to take possession of and use the property during the pendency of and until the final conclusion of the litigation, and shall, if necessary, stay all actions and proceedings against the plaintiff on account thereof. The plaintiff must not be held to have abandoned or waived the right to appeal from the judgment by paying into court the amount of the judgment and such further sum as may be required by the court and taking possession of the property pursuant to this subsection.
The defendant, who is entitled to the money paid into court for the defendant upon any judgment, is entitled to demand and receive that money at any time after obtaining an order therefor from the court. The court or judge thereof shall, upon application being made by the defendant and notice to all parties, order and direct that the money so paid into court be delivered to the defendant upon the defendant’s filing a satisfaction of the judgment, or upon the defendant’s filing a receipt for the money and an abandonment of all defenses to the action or proceeding, except as to the amount of damages that the defendant may be entitled to if a new trial is granted. A payment to a defendant pursuant to this subsection shall be deemed to be an abandonment by that defendant of all defenses interposed by the defendant excepting his or her claim for greater compensation.
If the amount of the compensation awarded upon final judgment exceeds the sum paid into court, the court shall enter judgment against the plaintiff and in favor of the defendant for the amount of the excess plus interest. If the amount of the compensation awarded upon final judgment is less than the sum paid into court and paid to the defendant, the court shall enter judgment in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendant for the amount of the excess plus interest.