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Defendant’s convictions stem from events that occurred the afternoon of May
16 3, 2013, when Defendant was looking after J.C. (Child), a nine-year-old boy, and
17 Child’s twelve-year-old sister because Child’s mother was hospitalized. Defendant
18 lived with Child’s grandmother. According to Child, Defendant showed Child “ugly”
19 movies that showed photographs of women “showing th... More...
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Quentin Scott v. City of Albuquerque

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

A New Mexico statute makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the
educational process” at a public school. N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-20-13(D). In
2009, an Albuquerque Police Officer assigned to a middle school as a School
Resource Officer (“SRO”) relied on that statute to arrest a thirteen-year-old for
skipping class. The main question before us is whether qualified immunity
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On June 3, 2010, Guadalupe Ashford’s body was found partially hidden behind
16 a trash can at the edge of a small parking lot. Drag marks and blood spatter indicated
17 that Ashford had initially been assaulted in the lot and then dragged a short distance
18 to its edge where her body was found. The drag marks were contained within the span
19 of one parking space and extended less... More...
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Acosta v. Shell W. Expl. & Prod., Inc.

Plaintiffs are residents of the Westgate subdivision in Hobbs. Westgate was
3 built in the late 1970s on and near an unlined storage pit where, during its oil drilling
4 operations, Shell had placed toxic hydrocarbons in direct contact with the earth from
5 the 1940s until Shell covered the pit with “fill dirt”during the 1960s. Shell did not
6 conduct any environmental risk assess... More...
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In 2003, nine-year-old P.W. told her mother that Defendant (whom P.W.’s
8 mother had invited to stay overnight at her house as a guest) entered P.W.’s bedroom
9 at night and licked her vagina and anus. P.W.’s mother called the police, who took
10 P.W. and her mother to St. Joseph’s Hospital (now known as the Women’s hospital)
11 to be examined. P.W. was examined by Lydia Vandiver ... More...
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Acosta v. Shell W. Expl. & Prod., Inc.

Plaintiffs are residents of the Westgate subdivision in Hobbs. Westgate was
3 built in the late 1970s on and near an unlined storage pit where, during its oil drilling
4 operations, Shell had placed toxic hydrocarbons in direct contact with the earth from
5 the 1940s until Shell covered the pit with “fill dirt”during the 1960s. Shell did not
6 conduct any environmental risk assessm... More...
   $0 (03-07-2016 - NM)

State v. Ferri

Eugene Ferri (Defendant) was convicted of killing Gilles Delisle, Helga Delisle,
5 and Peter Weith, aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, unlawful taking of a
6 motor vehicle, and two counts of tampering with evidence. Defendant was sentenced
7 to three terms of life imprisonment for the three convictions of first-degree murder;
8 nine years for aggravated burglary, which was ... More...
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State Of New Mexico v. Ferri

Eugene Ferri (Defendant) was convicted of killing Gilles Delisle, Helga Delisle,
5 and Peter Weith, aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, unlawful taking of a
6 motor vehicle, and two counts of tampering with evidence. Defendant was sentenced
7 to three terms of life imprisonment for the three convictions of first-degree murder;
8 nine years for aggravated burglary, which was e... More...
   $0 (01-05-2016 - NM)

Madrid v. Brinker Rest. Corp

Mary Ann Madrid (Plaintiff) appeals the grant of summary judgment in favor
4 of Brinker Restaurant Corporation and its employee Randi Russell (Defendants) on
5 the issue of causation. The district court granted summary judgment on the basis that
6 Plaintiff failed to raise an issue of material fact to rebut Defendants’ assertion that the
7 sole cause of the underlying accident was... More...
   $0 (12-11-2015 - NM)

Ruth E. Dills v. New Mexico Heart Institute

Plaintiff Ruth E. Dills had a history of tachybrady syndrome for which she
11 received a pacemaker, with implanted leads, in 1996. She received a new pacemaker,
12 manufactured by Medtronics, in 2006. Plaintiff went to the emergency department of
13 the Heart Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 10, 2009 with a
14 fractured lead placement. The following day, she met wit... More...
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Stephen Maresca v. Bernalillo County

Plaintiffs-Appellants Stephen Maresca, Heather Martin-Maresca, and their
three children were driving back from a family hike when they were arrested in a
“felony stop” carried out by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies J. Fuentes, G.
Grundhoffer, and four other officers.1 Deputy Fuentes initiated the stop because she
mistakenly believed that the Marescas were driving a stolen vehi... More...
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Russell Tenorio v. Brian Pitzer

Albuquerque Police Officer Brian Pitzer shot Russell Tenorio when responding
to an emergency call. Tenorio sued Pitzer in the United States District Court for the
District of New Mexico under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, asserting that Pitzer violated his
Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive force. The district court denied Pitzer’s
motion for summary judgment, concluding that there was... More...
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Domingo Gomez v. Benjamin Martin

Domingo Gomez appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor
of Benjamin Martin based on qualified immunity and its denial of Mr. Gomez’s Rule
56(d) request to depose Martin. Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we
On September 26, 2008, Mr. Gomez’s then-wife, Myrna Gomez, and her mother,
Bellia Armendariz, contacted the Doña An... More...
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Kathleen McOwen, et al. v. State of New Mexico, et al.

Kathleen McOwen, et al. sued the State of New Mexico, et al. on negligence personal injury non-auto theories.

The Court's register of actions and activities contained the following entries:

02/05/2013 STIPULATION
Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice
Joint Notice of Settlement
01/04/2013 ... More...
   $1 (01-14-2013 - NM)

Elisa Buteau v. Roxanne Sabatini

Elisa Buteau sued Roxanne Sabatini on a negligence theory.

The Court's register of actions and activities for case contained the following entries:

06/19/2013 MTN: TO DISMISS
Joint Motion to Dismiss
Defendatns' Motion for Continuance
04... More...
   $1 (06-23-2013 - NM)

Liz Sanchez Training Stables, et. al., v. James Ellis, et. al.

02/05/2014 STIPULATION
Stipulation Regarding Plaintiffs' Claims for Economic Damages, Loss of Business Income, Loss of Personal Income, Loss of Future Business Income, and Loss of Future Personal Income from Loss of Plaintiffs Former Clients Walton, Budd, Sam, and Dazzo
01/29/2014 DISCOVERY P 1
01/29/2014 RESPONSE P 1
Plaintiff's Response to Affi... More...
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Michelle Sanchez v. Simon Gamez-Moreno, et. al.

Order of Dismissal dismissing cause of action with prejudice
04/24/2013 MTN: TO DISMISS P 1
Joint Motion to Dismiss With Prejudice
04/16/2013 NTC: OF JURY TRIAL
Civil Jury Trial Settings for August 12-23, 2013
PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE set for 7/1/... More...
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William Fowler v. Mehran Harsini

William Fowler sued Mehran Harsini on a breach of contract theory:

on Motion to Terminate Deposition of William Fowler etc
09/10/2012 MTN: MOTION D 1
to terminate deposition of William Fowler and require PL/... More...
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Michael L. Lobato v. State of New Mexico

Michael Lobato was a probationary employee at the New Mexico Environmental Department’s Farmington office. His status as a probationary employee meant he could be fired at will and without a right to appeal the decision, so long as the department’s reasons were provided in writing. Before completing his probationary period, Lobato was fired. In a letter explaining its decision, NMED cited Loba... More...   $0 (11-05-2013 - NM)

Theresa James v. Martin J. Chavez

This case arises out of a standoff between James Murphy, Sr. and the Albuquerque Police Department (“APD”) that ended when a SWAT team officer shot and killed Mr. Murphy in Mr. Murphy’s home. Theresa James, as Mr. Murphy’s estate representative and custodial parent of her and Mr. Murphy’s daughter, brought a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico reg... More...   $0 (02-19-2013 - NM)

Clarice J. Sanchez v. Tom Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture

Clarice Sanchez, a long-time secretarial employee of the United States Forest Service (“Forest Service”), suffered irreversible brain damage after falling at work. As a result of her injury, Sanchez lost the left half of her field of vision. She requested a hardship transfer to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she could better access ongoing medical treatment. After the Forest Service declined t... More...   $0 (09-20-2012 - NM)

Magdelene Lucero v. Sandia Corporation

Plaintiff-Appellant Magdelene Lucero appeals from the district court’s order granting summary judgment to Defendant-Appellee Sandia Corporation, d/b/a Sandia National Laboratories (“Sandia”), on Ms. Lucero’s age discrimination and national-origin discrimination claims. For the following reasons, we affirm the judgment of the district court.



Ms. Lucero was bor... More...
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Lenscrafters, Inc. v. Dennis Kehoe, O.D.

{1} We granted certiorari to review a Memorandum Opinion of the Court of Appeals and to address four issues stemming from a lawsuit by LensCrafters to enforce a noncompete provision against optometrist Dennis Kehoe after a sublease contract between the two parties ended. Having reviewed the record in this complex, convoluted, and contentious eleven-year dispute, we hold that (1) the district court... More...   $0 (06-14-2012 - NM)

Marc Brown v. Concord Group Insurance Company

The plaintiffs, Marc and Laurie Brown, appeal an order of the Superior Court (McHugh, J.) granting summary judgment to the defendant, Concord Group Insurance Company (Concord Group), in the plaintiffs’ insurance coverage action. We reverse and remand.

The following facts are taken from the record. In 2003, Eugene Spencer, the insured, built a house located at 4 Whortleberry Island in Tuft... More...
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Estate of Daniel Ralph Gutierrez v. Meteor Monument, L.L.C.

{1} On August 31, 2003, while driving at approximately 7:00 p.m., Defendant Dean Durand crashed his Ford Bronco into a motorcycle driven by Daniel Gutierrez, ultimately resulting in Gutierrez’s death. Durand admitted that earlier in the afternoon and up until 6:00 p.m., while at the business establishment operated by Defendant Meteor Monument, L.L.C., he had consumed seven twelve-ounce cans of b... More...   $0 (02-22-2012 - NM)

Gabrielle Valdez v. Brent McGill

Gabrielle Valdez, acting as the personal representative of the estate of Doyle “Rocky” Brown, appeals from the district court’s summary judgment for appellees Brent McGill and Mueller Supply Company on claims related to Brown’s discharge. She contends the district court erred because there were genuine issues of material fact which preclude summary judgment on both her: (1) Americans with ... More...   $0 (02-13-2012 - NM)

Abbasid, Inc. d/b/a Azhar's Oriental Rugs v. First National Bank of Santa Fe

Azhar Said and Bina Shahani had an unconventional, and short, marriage. The case before us is one of the repercussions of its demise. Mr. Said was the sole officer and shareholder of Abbasid, Inc., a Texas corporation, which opened Azhar’s Oriental Rugs in Santa Fe in August 2004. Shortly thereafter Ms. Shahani moved to Santa Fe, and she married Mr. Said in December. During the marriage Mr. Said... More...   $0 (01-24-2012 - NM)

Michael Maestas v. Day & Zimmerman, LLC

Plaintiffs, officers in a private security force that protects Los Alamos National Laboratory, contend that their employer Day and Zimmerman, LLC, and SOC, LLC, (collectively “SOC”) improperly classified them as exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 28 U.S.C. § 201 et seq. Ruling on their contentions, the district court concluded that all plaintiffs were exempt exe... More...   $0 (01-04-2012 - NM)

City of Rio Rancho v. SMREP Southwest, Inc.

{1} In 1985, at the behest of the City of Rio Rancho, Amrep Southwest Inc. recorded a plat for the Vista Hills West Unit 1 (VHWU1) subdivision, granting the City a drainage easement over ten acres identified as Parcel F. In 2004, Amrep sold Parcel F to the Mares group in fee simple, subject to the drainage easement. Mares in turn sold it to Cloudview Estates in fee simple, subject to the same reco... More...   $0 (08-22-2011 - NM)

Isabel Barron v. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

{1} Defendants The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society d/b/a Betty Dare Good Samaritan and Myrna Acosta (collectively Defendants) appeal the district court’s denial of their motion to dismiss and compel arbitration pursuant to an admission agreement. We consider whether Betty Dare resident, Manuela Barron, gave sufficient authorization to her granddaughter, Cindy Chapman, to agree to bin... More...   $0 (09-14-2011 - NM)

Eric Honeyfield v. City of Gallup

Plaintiff-Appellant Eric Honeyfield sued his former employer, Defendant-Appellee City of Gallup (the City), alleging that his employment had been unlawfully terminated in retaliation for his refusal to violate a consent decree under which the City had agreed to certain procedures for its employment practices. The consent decree had settled a prior claim of employment discrimination that had been b... More...   $0 (08-02-2011 - NM)

Hope Huerta v. Bioscrip Pharmacy Services, Inc.

Following a catastrophic rejection of her transplanted kidney in May of 2006, plaintiff-appellant Blanca Valdez-Huerta, by and through her mother, Hope Huerta, (collectively, “Huerta”), brought this diversity jurisdiction action against BioScrip Pharmacy Services, Inc. (“BioScrip”) in the District of New Mexico. Huerta asserted claims under New Mexico law for strict products liability, neg... More...   $0 (07-12-2011 - NM)

Village of Wagon Mound v. Mora Trust

{1} For a period of at least sixty-five years the Santa Clara Spring (the Spring) has been the sole source of water for the Village of Wagon Mound (the Village), the Mora Trust (the Trust) properties, and the lands owned by Earl and Glenda Berlier and their Wagon Mound Ranch, L.L.C. (the Berliers). A dispute arose between the Village, the Trust, and the Berliers as to the ownership and use of, as ... More...   $0 (12-18-2002 - NM)

Lynn McDonald-Cuba v. Santa Fe Protective Services, Inc.

Lynn McDonald-Cuba brought this action against her former employer, Santa Fe Protective Services, Inc. (SFPS), seeking damages for alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e to 2000e-17, and New Mexico state law. SFPS responded with counterclaims for breach of contract, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, and breach of the duty o... More...   $0 (05-09-2011 - NM)

Edward Villa v. City of Las Cruces

{1} City of Las Cruces (Employer) appeals from a workers’ compensation judge’s (WCJ) compensation order awarding Edward Villa (Worker) disability benefits. The issue is whether Worker’s on-the-job intoxicated state barred him from recovery under the Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act). The issue requires us to consider the meaning and application of two sections of the Act, namely, NMSA 19... More...   $0 (09-22-2010 - NM)

Fran Howell v. New Mexico Department of Aging & Long Term Services, Adult Protective Services Division

In this employment discrimination case, Fran Howell appeals from a district court order that granted summary judgment to her former employer, the Adult Protective Services Division of the New Mexico Department of Aging & Long Term Services (APSD). She also seeks to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis (IFP).1 We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, deny IFP status, and dismiss the appeal.
... More...
   $0 (10-12-2010 - NM)

Bill J. Papatheofanis v. Katherine Allen

{1} Defendant Katherine Allen appeals from a jury verdict finding her liable for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, malicious abuse of process, and defamation. Based on these findings of liability, the jury awarded Plaintiff Bill Papatheofanis, Katherine’s ex-husband, $257,500 in compensatory and punitive damages. On appeal, Katherine argues that there was insufficient evidence to support the elem... More...   $0 (03-16-2010 - NM)

Debra Martinez v. Target Corporation

Debra Martinez appeals from four orders entered by the district court, including a summary judgment in favor of Target Corporation on her claim of age discrimination. See, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634. We affirm.


Martinez began working for Target in 1990 at a store in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she held several positions, the last being Reverse Receiving Specialist. She typicall... More...
   $0 (07-01-2010 - NM)

Theresa Ortiz v. Overland Express

{1} Robert Baros (Worker) died as a result of an accident that occurred while he was working as a delivery service driver/courier for Overland Express (Employer). The Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) denied workers’ compensation benefits, finding that the sole cause of the accident was Worker’s illegal use of methamphetamine and amphetamine. The issues presented in this appeal are (1) wheth... More...   $0 (04-30-2010 - NM)

Quynh Truong v. Allstate Insurance Company

{1} In this class action case, we are asked to determine the applicability of an exemption
to the Unfair Practices Act (UPA), NMSA 1978, Sections 57-12-1 to -22 (1967, as amended
through 1999), that bars UPA suits based on “actions or transactions expressly permitted
under laws administered by a regulatory body of New Mexico.” Section 57-12-7 (emphasis

{2} Plai... More...
   $0 (03-04-2010 - NM)

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