New Mexico v. Merhege
Date: March 30, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Shortly before 4:00 am with a police officer in pursuit, Defendant Trevor Merhege ran through the front yard of a private residence that was enclosed by a three-foot-high wall. He became entangled on a chain link fence a...
Montano v. Frezza
Date: March 13, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Kimberly Montano, a New Mexico resident, sought bariatric surgery for her obesity in early 2004. At that time Eldo Frezza, M.D. was the only doctor from whom Montano could receive that surgery and still be covered by her...
New Mexico v. Linares
Date: March 9, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: A court-appointed psychologist evaluated Defendant Desiree Linares and recommended that she be found incompetent to stand trial due to mental retardation. The State doubted the psychologist’s testing methodology and conc...
Crum v. Duran
Date: February 6, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner and Albuquerque resident David Crum was registered to vote in New Mexico as a qualified voter who declined to designate or state his political party affiliation (DTS). He sought to vote during the 2014 primary...
New Mexico v. Suazo
Date: January 26, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Marcos Suazo became agitated while roughhousing with his friend Matthew Vigil. Suazo retrieved his shotgun and pointed it at Vigil. Vigil grabbed the shotgun and placed the barrel in his mouth. Suazo pulled the...
Phoenix Funding, LLC v. Aurora Loan Servs., LLC
Date: January 26, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the New Mexico Supreme Court’s review was whether a 2009 default foreclosure judgment could be collaterally attacked based on assertions that the judgment was void for lack of jurisdicti...
New Mexico v. Begay
Date: January 23, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Trevor Begay pleaded no contest to a petty misdemeanor count of battery. The County Magistrate Court imposed a 182-day sentence, suspended 171 days, credited Begay with 11 days of pre-sentence confinement, and imposed su...
New Mexico v. Lucero
Date: December 22, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: Laticia Lucero (Baby) died on June 9th, 2010, just 47 days after she was born to Mother and defendant Jadrian “Jay” Lucero. Baby’s autopsy revealed that she died as a result of the type of injuries one might expect after...
Kipnis v. Jusbasche
Date: December 1, 2016
Justia Opinion Summary: New Mexico Rule of Evidence 11-410 NMRA stated that evidence of a nolo contendere plea made in settlement of a criminal proceedings was not admissible in civil proceedings against a defendant making such a plea. In this...