Tag Archives: Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes

NM Supreme Court: Fraudulent concealment doctrine applies to wrongful death claims

The New Mexico Supreme Court has held that the doctrine of fraudulent concealment can toll the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims. The opinion is Estate of Brice v. Toyota Motor Corporation, written by Justice Maes (Justice Nakamura did … Continue reading

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New Mexico Supreme Court issues four published decisions in February 2014

Below is my summary of the four published decisions the New Mexico Supreme Court issued in February 2014: 1.   Rayellen Resources, Inc. v. New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee (Feb. 6, 2014). The Court affirmed the decision of the New … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court holds that closure of courtroom to protect cooperating witnesses violated 6th Amendment Public Trial Clause

The Sixth Amendment provides that “[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a . . . public trial.” The Albuquerque Journal has this report about a decision the Supreme Court issued on Friday, State v. Turrietta, … Continue reading

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Three new NM Supreme Court decisions today

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court issued the following decisions: 1.  State v. Davis. In an opinion by Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, the Court held that 72-year old defendant Norman Davis voluntarily consented to a search of his property for marijuana, despite … Continue reading

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“N.M. courts ask lawmakers to approve 9 new judges”

Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, in her state of the judiciary address, has asked the Legislature to create nine new district judgeships in New Mexico to handle the increasing case load, according to this report in the Santa Fe New … Continue reading

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