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King v. Raphaelson
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 34,985

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the Governor appointed District Judge Sheri Raphaelson to fill a vacancy in Division V of the First Judicial District Court created when then-District Judge Tim Garcia was appointed to the New Mexico Court of Ap...

Kane v. City of Albuquerque
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 34,811

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Emily Kane ran for elective office while she was employed at the Albuquerque Fire Department (the AFD) as a captain. Article X, Section 3 of the Charter of the City of Albuquerque (1989), and the City of Albuque...

Snow v. Warren Power & Mach., Inc.
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 34,501

Justia Opinion Summary: Ken Snow worked as an operator for the Navajo Refinery. During a procedure called a "turn-around" at the refinery, a hose assembly came loose and struck Snow, causing "serious, life-changing injuries." Snow and his wife...

Hem v. Toyota Motor Corp.
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 33,775

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2007, Plaintiff Dara Hem brought suit in a Texas federal court after he was seriously injured in an accident. Hem was traveling through northern New Mexico when his Toyota truck separated from the U-Haul trailer...

New Mexico ex rel. Foy v. Austin Capital Mgmt., Ltd.
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 34,013

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal centered on the second of two qui tam actions filed by former New Mexico Education Retirement Board ("ERB") Chief Investment Officer Frank Foy and his wife Suzanne ("Foys"), attacking the management of the in...

New Mexico v. Steven B.
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Numbers: 34,122, 34,142

Justia Opinion Summary: In a consolidated appeal, Respondents Steven B. and Ernie Begaye were both enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who were accused of offenses committed on Parcel Three of Fort Wingate (Parcel Three). The question this ca...

State v. Antonio T.
Date: June 22, 2015
Docket Numbers: 33,997, 33,999

Miller v. Bank of America
Date: June 15, 2015
Docket Number: 34,554

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the remainder beneficiaries of two testamentary trusts sued defendant Bank of America for its actions as trustee from 1991 through 2003. The beneficiaries alleged that the Bank had invested trust assets in an un...

N.M. Bldg. and Constr. Trades Council v. Dean
Date: June 15, 2015
Docket Number: 34,719

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether the Director of the Labor Relations Division of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) was in violation of the Public Works...

New Mexico v. Gutierrez
Date: May 28, 2015
Docket Number: 34,516

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-respondent Aide Sanchez was at the Santa Teresa port of entry attempting to enter the United States from Mexico, when Border Patrol agents seized marijuana from her van. In "New Mexico v. Cardenas-Alvarez," (25...

Loya v. Gutierrez
Date: May 11, 2015
Docket Number: 34,447

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Glen Gutierrez, on duty as a full-time salaried police officer of the Pueblo of Pojoaque and also commissioned as a Santa Fe County deputy sheriff, was patrolling a portion of U.S. Highway 84/285 located within t...

New Mexico v. Cabezuela
Date: May 7, 2015
Docket Number: 33,781

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Mexico Supreme Court previously issued an opinion after defendant Adriana Cabezuela's first trial in which a jury convicted her of intentional child abuse resulting in the death of her eight-month-old daughter Ma...

New Mexico v. Baca
Date: May 4, 2015
Docket Number: 34,120

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Abraham Baca was arrested by Sergeant Martin Trujillo for aggravated DWI and driving left of center of a roadway. The State filed a criminal complaint against Defendant in Magistrate Court. While the magistrate...

State v. Anaya
Date: May 4, 2015
Docket Number: 34,279

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...

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