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NMCA: Whistleblower who recovered no damages still entitled to attorney’s fees and costs

While employed by the Town of Taos, Joseph Maestas was caught viewing pornography on his work computer, and was fired two weeks later. He then sued the Town under the Whistleblower Protection Act. Although he admitted to viewing pornography on … Continue reading

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Defendant can recover attorney’s fees even where insurer provides defense, says NM Court of Appeals

After buying a home in Elephant Butte, Star Varga discovered construction defects and sued the seller, the seller’s broker, and her own brokers. The trial court granted summary judgment to Ms. Varga’s own brokers. Those brokers then asked to be … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals explains how to calculate the average weekly wage when a worker has more than one job, and affirms attorney fee award

Earlier this month the NM Court of Appeals, in Vinyard v. Palo Alto, Inc., decided the proper method for calculating the weekly average in a workers’ compensation case when the injured employee has two jobs.  The proper method, according to … Continue reading

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