Blog

NMSC: No Workers Compensation for Workers Injured at Isleta Casino

0 Comments

The Court holds that workers injured at Isleta Casino whose claims are denied have no venue in which to pursue a claim.

Read Full

New Mexico Contract Law – Formation of Contracts

0 Comments

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve undertaken the somewhat ridiculous task of compiling a resource comparing New Mexico contract law to the Restatement (Second) of Contracts. Since I’m

Read Full

NMSC: Officer’s Training and Experience Can Be the Difference Between Reasonable Suspicion and a “Hunch”

0 Comments

The New Mexico Supreme Court filed its first case of 2020 last week: State v. Martinez, a 5-0 opinion written by Justice Nakamura. The opinion sets out to clarify the

Read Full

NMSC: Legislature Cannot Extend Terms Beyond What Is Allowed by Constitution

0 Comments

The New Mexico Supreme Court released two opinions last week: In re Padilla, and State ex rel. Sugg v. Tolouse Oliver. I’ve previously blogged about Padilla. In this post, I

Read Full

New Mexico Contract Law

0 Comments

It’s not quite the new year yet, but I’ve already made a resolution to embark on a new writing project. And, in a change of pace, I’m going to be

Read Full

NMSC Indefinitely Suspends Attorney for Failing to Provide Competent and Diligent Representation

0 Comments

The New Mexico Supreme Court released an opinion yesterday in In re Padilla, a disciplinary board matter. In New Mexico, attorneys are governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct. Two

Read Full

NMSC Examines Technical Violations of Probation

0 Comments

The New Mexico Supreme Court released an opinion earlier this week in State v. Aslin. The opinion clarifies Rule 5-805, which allows districts to set local rules establishing technical violation

Read Full

NMSC: Independent Medical Examiner Required to Determine Cause of Death in Workers Compensation Claims

0 Comments

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday the New Mexico Supreme Court released an opinion in a worker’s compensation case, Lewis v. Albuquerque Public Schools. I try to blog about these cases

Read Full

NMSC Applies Notice Pleading Standard to the Medical Malpractice Act

0 Comments

The New Mexico Supreme Court published an opinion this week applying New Mexico’s liberal notice pleading standard to applications to the Medical Review Commission (“MRC”) under the Medical Malpractice Act.

Read Full

NMSC: A Business Cannot Sue for Unfair Competition Under the Unfair Practices Act

0 Comments

The Unfair Practices Act is one of the most useful laws in New Mexico for consumers. But it protects consumers, not businesses: businesses cannot sue each other for

Read Full