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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...

New Mexico inmates’ right to medical marijuana affirmed

A state district judge in Albuquerque ruled this week that Bernalillo County’s Metropolitan Detention Center must allow qualifying patients access to medical marijuana, in a victory for advocates that could have far-reaching implications for jails and prisons. It was...