New Mexico Supreme Court Decisions 2019

State v. White (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37249
Dombos v. Stewart (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37164
Lewis v. Albuquerque Public Schools (Published Opinion)  
Date: November 18, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-022
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37077

Justia Opinion Summary: Following the death of Patricia Lewis (Worker), her widower Michael Lewis (Petitioner) was awarded death benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) based the award on the finding...

GandyDancer, LLC v. Rock House CGM, LLC (Published Opinion)  
Date: November 14, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-021
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37201

Justia Opinion Summary: GandyDancer, LLC, and Rock House CGM, LLC, were business competitors, and both provided railway construction and repair services to BNSF Railway Company. BNSF awarded contracts to Rock House to provide goods and services...

New Mexico v. Lente (Published Opinion)  
Date: October 31, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36537

Justia Opinion Summary: The two issues presented by this case came to the New Mexico Supreme Court from a district court’s decision to grant Defendant Jesse Lente’s habeas petition. The first concerned Lente’s indictment, charging him with perp...

New Mexico v. Sloan (Published Opinion)  
Date: October 31, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36696

Justia Opinion Summary: After retrial, defendant Matthew Sloan appealed his convictions for burglary and felony murder. At the second trial, the State presented evidence that defendant, armed with a rifle and accompanied by two other men, broke...

Mendoza v. Franco (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37377
New Mexico v. Aguilar (Published Opinion)  
Date: October 7, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-017
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35922

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Lloyd Aguilar was tried on an indictment charging a number of offenses related to a carjacking in which the victim was beaten and shot to death. Several of the charged offenses had complex alternative theories...

New Mexico v. Yancey (Published Opinion)  
Date: October 7, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36669

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Mexico Supreme Court addressed the enforceability of a guilty plea, particularly because the plea did not expressly, affirmatively state on the record, the accused plead guilty. The Court of Appeals concluded tha...

In re Behles (Published Opinion)
Date: September 23, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-016
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37393
State v. Ortiz (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37127
N.M. Indus. Energy Comm'n v. N.M. Pub. Regulation Comm'n (Published Opinion)  
Date: August 8, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-015
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36772

Justia Opinion Summary: New Energy Economy (NEE) appealed a New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (Commission or PRC) order approving Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (PNM) renewable energy procurement plan (Plan) for the year 2018. In...

New Mexico v. Baca (Published Opinion)  
Date: July 18, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-014
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36859

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant Manuel Baca with an open count of murder by criminal complaint. The district court found by clear and convincing evidence that Defendant committed first-degree murder and determined that he wa...

State v. Villalobos (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37103
State v. Semino (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36275
State v. Burrows (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36475
New Mexico v. Comitz (Published Opinion)  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-011
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36060

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jason Comitz was convicted of first-degree felony murder (by shooting at a dwelling) and second-degree murder for the death of the same person, four counts of aggravated battery of two other victims, two counts...

Public Serv. Co. of N.M. v. N.M. Pub. Regulation Comm'n (Published Opinion)  
Date: May 16, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-012
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36115

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from the final order of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (Commission) granting part, but not all, of the increase in retail electric rates sought by the Public Service Company of New Mexico (...

In re Salazar (Published Opinion)
Date: May 16, 2019
Citation: 2019-NMSC-010
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37306
State v. Ordonez
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36123
State v. Gallegos
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36110
State v. Ortiz
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36788
Unite New Mexico v. Oliver  
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37227

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Mexico Secretary of State sought to reinstate straight-ticket voting in the November 2018 general election. A coalition of voters, political parties, and political organizations (Petitioners) sought mandamus rel...

New Mexico v. Yazzie  
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36508

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Nathaniel Yazzie entered a conditional plea of no contest to attempt to commit negligent child abuse following the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress. Defendant moved to suppress all of the evide...

In re Dixon
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37204
The opinions published on Justia State Caselaw are sourced from individual state court sites. These court opinions may not be the official published versions, and you should check your local court rules before citing to them. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site, or the information linked to on the state site.