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New Mexico v. Lewis  
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36428

Justia Opinion Summary: New Mexico prosecuted Defendant Kelson Lewis under a five-count indictment. The only count at issue in this appeal was Count 1, under which Defendant was charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor (CSCM). At the cl...

State v. Rodriguez
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36459
Baker v. Endeavor Servs.  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36651

Justia Opinion Summary: Casey Baker (Worker) appealed a Workers’ Compensation Administration decision denying his request that Endeavor Services, Inc. and Great West Casualty Company (Employer) pay 100% of Worker’s attorney fees pursuant to the...

New Mexico v. Loza  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35391

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 1, 2011, officers discovered Defendant Matias Loza smelling strongly of gasoline and cowering under a fifth-wheel trailer. One hundred yards away, a Suzuki automobile containing the human remains of Richard V...

State v. Ortiz
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36061
State v. Suarez
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36080
State v. Hurd
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36153
State v. Navarette
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35528
State v. Tegeda
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35942
State v. Cales
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36164
State v. Pinon
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36408
New Mexico ex rel. CYFD v. Keon H.  
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36028

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (the Department) appealed a Court of Appeals decision to reverse the district court’s termination of Father’s parental rights with regard to Child. Mother and Father...

Saenz v. Ranack Constructors, Inc.  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35515

Justia Opinion Summary: In a wrongful death action, the jury returned a special verdict that awarded damages to the individual loss-of-consortium claimants but not to the decedent’s estate. The decedent’s surviving spouse and children (collecti...

New Mexico v. Martinez  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35757

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Isaac Martinez and Carla Casias were each indicted on one count of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Early in the investigation of the robbery, a police detective enlisted the...

New Mexico v. Ameer  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36395

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the New Mexico legislative and executive branches statutorily abolished capital punishment for first-degree murder, the only remaining New Mexico crime carrying a potential death sentence, for all offenses commi...

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