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Senators sue governor over federal pandemic aid spending

By Phaedra Haywood originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on September 20th, 2021 Two state senators have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to bar her from spending federal pandemic aid without...

New Mexico official defends process for licensing

By Daniel J Chácon, originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on September 13, 2021 The head of New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program on Monday defended a highly criticized process the state followed to issue a coveted marijuana production license just one day...

What to do After a Work Injury

Suffering a workplace injury can have serious consequences for your health and your financial well-being. The steps you take immediately following a workplace accident have important consequences for your Worker’s Compensation claim and ultimately your ability to...

Siebert v. Okun: State Supreme Court recognizes right to trial by jury in Medical Malpractice Act cases; declines to overturn limitations on damages as a violation of the right to a trial by jury

 In a unanimous decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court has simultaneously recognized a constitutional right to a trial by jury in medical malpractice cases, while also upholding specific caps on damages that a jury may award to successful Plaintiffs.   Under the State...

Senate weighs bigger take from permanent fund

SANTA FE – A revised plan to expand early childhood education by tapping more heavily into New Mexico’s largest permanent fund is headed to the Senate floor – the potential tipping point after a 10-year push by supporters. One senator called it a “historic day” after...