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Dominguez v. New Mexico
Date: April 16, 2015
Docket Number: 34,295

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Rodrigo Dominguez was convicted for voluntary manslaughter and shooting at or from a motor vehicle resulting in the death of one person, and the aggravated battery and shooting at or from a motor vehicle resul...

State v. Mark
Date: April 13, 2015
Docket Number: 34,025

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Ass'n v. N.M. Pub. Regulation Comm'n
Date: April 6, 2015
Docket Number: 34,182

Justia Opinion Summary: In a matter of first impression for the New Mexico Supreme Court, the issues this case presented related to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission's authority and procedures in regulating utility rates of a generati...

Lucero v. Northland Ins. Co.
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: 34,607

Justia Opinion Summary: A trucking company purchased a liability insurance policy covering its tractors and trailers. The policy stipulated that liability coverage would be limited to "$1,000,000 each ‘accident.’" A tractor-trailer rig insured...

State v. Marquez
Date: March 23, 2015
Docket Number: 33,548

New Mexico v. Montoya
Date: March 12, 2015
Docket Number: 33,967

Justia Opinion Summary: Baby Breandra Pena (seventeen months old) died while in the care of defendant Nathan Montoya. Defendant was convicted of intentional child abuse resulting in the death of a child under twelve and sentenced to life impris...

Farber v. King
Date: March 12, 2015
Docket Number: 34,204

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Daniel Faber filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three assistant attorneys who alleged alleging gender discrimination in connection with their salaries. The Attorney General filed a motion to stay litigation pe...

New Mexico v. Strauch
Date: March 9, 2015
Docket Number: 34,435

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jason Strauch allegedly revealed to his wife that he had been sexually abusing their minor daughter. Defendant moved out of the family home for a time and began attending counseling with a private-practice soci...

Perez v. N.M. Dep't of Workforce Solutions
Date: March 9, 2015
Docket Numbers: 34,499, 34,880

Justia Opinion Summary: Three former New Mexico State employees were denied unemployment compensation benefits by the Department of Workforce Solutions because they were in positions designated as "a major nontenured policy-making or advisory p...

State v. Ferran
Date: March 5, 2015
Docket Number: 33,845

First Baptist Church of Roswell v. Yates Petroleum Corp.
Date: February 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-NMSC-004
Docket Number: 33,632

Yedidag v. Roswell Clinic Corp.
Date: February 19, 2015
Docket Number: 34,286

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Dr. Emre Yedidag was an employee-physician for Roswell Clinic Corp. and Roswell Hospital Corp. (Eastern New Mexico Medical Center). During a peer review of another Eastern employee-physician, Dr. Akbar Ali, Dr...

New Mexico v. Astorga
Date: February 16, 2015
Docket Number: 33,684

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Astorga was convicted by jury of first degree murder, tampering with evidence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The State sought the death penalty; a sentencing jury could not unanimously a...

State v. Ferri
Date: February 9, 2015
Docket Number: 34,229

State v. Pfauntsch
Date: February 9, 2015
Docket Number: 34,476

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