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Have lunch with Chief Judge Roderick Kennedy of the NM Court of Appeals

The New Mexico State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section is sponsoring a brown bag lunch with Chief Judge Roderick Kennedy of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The event will occur at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque on Friday, March … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals decisions during the first half of December 2013

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Over the past two weeks I’ve been assisting with a trial in Santa Fe. Now that it’s over, I’m glad to be back with you all. The New Mexico Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Arbitration agreements can be enforced in wrongful death cases, says NM Court of Appeals

When a personal representative files a wrongful death case, is he or she bound by an arbitration agreement signed by the deceased person (or someone holding a power of attorney for the deceased)? Yesterday, the Court of Appeals answered that question … Continue reading

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Medical malpractice damages cap is constitutional, says NM Court of Appeals

A plaintiff suffered severe and painful injuries, and required subsequent surgeries, as a result of errors made during a colonoscopy. A jury awarded the plaintiff $1,000,000 in damages, but the trial court reduced the award to $600,000 to comply with … Continue reading

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New Mexico Court of Appeals holds that Anti-SLAPP Statute does not apply to judicial proceedings

A “strategic lawsuit against public participation,” or SLAPP, is a lawsuit that is intended to punish members of the public for criticizing or opposing actions that the plaintiff wants a public body to take. The usual objective of such a lawsuit is not … Continue reading

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“Kennedy to be Sworn in as New Chief Appeals Court Judge”

Steve Terrell’s Roundhouse Roundup has this post announcing that Judge Roderick Kennedy will be sworn in as the new Chief Judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals tomorrow.  He will be replacing Chief Judge Celia Foy Castillo, who is … Continue reading

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