Cahn v. Berryman
Date: November 20, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Sarah Cahn invoked the due process exception to the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act (MMA), but did not file her late-accruing medical malpractice claim against Respondent John Berryman, M.D. within twelve m...
New Mexico v. Davis
Date: November 9, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the inventory search exception to the warrant requirement. Wesley Davis was arrested for operating a motorcycle without a license. Davis was carrying a backpack; during the stop, an Eddy County sherif...
New Mexico v. Ochoa
Date: October 23, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant John Ochoa appealed his convictions relating to criminal sexual contact of a minor, and the Court of Appeals reversed on speedy trial grounds. Defendant was arrested in 2008. Prior to a mistrial in 2010, trial...
New Mexico v. Baroz
Date: October 5, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendant Benjamin David Baroz III of felony murder based on the predicate felony of shooting at or from a motor vehicle, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of drug par...
New Mexico v. Vargas
Date: October 5, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning April 23, 2011, the Bernalillo County Sheriff Department was conducting a DWI checkpoint in Albuquerque. Defendant Laressa Vargas was pulled over as part of the checkpoint. The Deputy at the checkpoi...
Albuquerque Cab Company, Inc. v. New Mexico Public Regulation Comm'n
Date: September 17, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: The New Mexico Supreme Court consolidated two separate appeals of a final order of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) that granted a taxicab certificate to Q Cab, LLC for new taxicab service in Albuquerque...
New Mexico v. Castro
Date: August 24, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jesus Castro was charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration. Defendant had two trials: the first resulted in a mistrial, and after the second, a jury convicted him of one count of forced penile pene...
El Castillo Ret. Residences v. Martinez
Date: August 17, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent El Castillo Retirement Residences was a self-sustaining retirement and continuing care community, funded entirely by admission and monthly fees paid by residents who have met El Castillo’s requirements for suf...
New Mexico ex rel. League of Women Voters v. Advisory Comm. to the N.M. Compilation Comm'n
Date: August 3, 2017
Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner League of Women Voters of New Mexico sought a writ of mandamus directing Respondent Advisory Committee to the New Mexico Compilation Commission, to effectuate the compilation of three constitutional amendments...