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Recent Decisions From the New Mexico Supreme Court

In re Chavez, cons. with In re Gallegos
Date: February 6, 2017
Docket Number: 35,469
Crum v. Duran  
Date: February 6, 2017
Docket Number: 36,030

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
Docket Number: 35,508

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
Docket Number: 35,512

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
Docket Number: 35,751

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...

Living Cross Ambulance v. PRC
Date: January 5, 2017
Docket Number: 35,590
New Mexico v. Lucero  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 34,094

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...

Neal v. NMPRC
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 35,638
State v. Ramirez
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 34,576
Kipnis v. Jusbasche  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 35,249

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...

State v. Morris
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 35,259
Hand v. Winter  
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 36,142

Justia Opinion Summary: Judge Daniel Viramontes wrote a letter dated March 10, 2016 to New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, informing her of his intent to resign as district court judge of Division 4 of the Sixth Judicial District Court, effect...

T.H. McElvain Oil & Gas Ltd. P'ship v. Benson-Montin-Greer Drilling Corp.  
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 34,993

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Supreme Court's review giving rise to this case was a collateral of the underlying judgment. Specifically, the issue was whether it was apparent on the face of a 1948 quiet title judgment that...

State v. Serrano
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 35,277
New Mexico v. Bailey  
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 35,395

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jason Bailey appealed his conviction for second-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor. Defendant argued on appeal that admission of evidence of his uncharged conduct was improper under Rule 11-404(B)(1) NMR...

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