2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41: Torts
Article 4: Tort Claims, 41-4-1 through 41-4-30
Section 41-4-18: Jurisdiction; appeals; venue.
41-4-18. Jurisdiction; appeals; venue.
A. Exclusive original jurisdiction for any claim under the Tort Claims Act [41-4-1 NMSA 1978] shall be in the district courts of New Mexico. Appeals may be taken as provided by law.
B. Venue for any claim against the state or its public employees, pursuant to the Tort Claims Act, shall be in the district court for the county in which a plaintiff resides, or in which the cause of action arose, or in Santa Fe county. Venue for all other claims pursuant to the Tort Claims Act, shall be in the county in which the principal offices of the governing body of the local public body are located.
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