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NMCA: Employer’s mistaken belief that worker was disabled supported discrimination claim

In Goodman v. OS Restaurant Services, LLC (opinion by Judge Hanisee), the Court of Appeals has held that sufficient evidence supported a jury’s verdict that an employer mistakenly “regarded” the plaintiff worker as disabled, and discriminated against him because of … Continue reading

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NMCA: District court can’t dismiss case under Rule 1-041(E)(1) if plaintiff is in compliance with a scheduling order

In a legal malpractice case, the defendant moved to dismiss with prejudice under Rule 1-041(E)(1) for failure to take significant action to advance the case. The district court denied the motion, and entered a scheduling order. The plaintiff complied with … Continue reading

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Judge Hanisee to speak at Albuquerque Lawyers Club on May 4

Judge Miles Hanisee of the New Mexico Court of Appeals will speak at a lunch meeting of the Albuquerque Lawyers Club on May 4, 2016, at noon, at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill in Albuquerque. The luncheon is free to members, … Continue reading

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New Mexico Court of Appeals rejects right to assisted suicide

Today, the New Mexico Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in Morris v. Brandenburg, and has held that the New Mexico Constitution creates no right to assisted suicide. This ruling is great news. The New Mexico Constitution says nothing … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals explains how to resolve land-use conflicts between state governmental bodies

What should courts do when governmental entities have land use fights? The Legislature created the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority to construct a water delivery system from the Ute Reservoir to nearby local governments. The Authority planned to construct a facility … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals holds oral argument in assisted suicide case

Yesterday afternoon, before a packed courtroom, the New Mexico Court of Appeals held oral argument in the assisted suicide case, Morris v. King. In no particular order, here are my impressions of the oral argument: 1.  The Attorney General’s office, represented by … Continue reading

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Judge Miles Hanisee appears to have prevailed in the Court of Appeals race; other N.M. appellate judges easily win retention

In the latest results from the Secretary of State’s office, Judge Miles Hanisee, the incumbent and Republican candidate, holds a lead over his Democratic challenger, Kerry Kiernan. As of the time of this writing, Judge Hanisee has 242,367 votes to … Continue reading

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Interview with Judge Miles Hanisee of the NM Court of Appeals (2014)

Earlier this week I spoke with Judge Miles Hanisee of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He was appointed to the Court by Governor Martinez in 2011, and again after the 2012 election. In addition, he is the Republican Party’s nominee for … Continue reading

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“Ringside Seat: In a clean race, it’s a shame someone has to lose”

Milan Simonich has this article in the Santa Fe New Mexican about the race for the New Mexico Court of Appeals seat between incumbent Judge Miles Hanisee, the Republican candidate, and his Democratic challenger, appellate lawyer Kerry Kiernan. The article … Continue reading

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DWI lawyer Ron Bell prevails on appeal in his own DWI case

Virtually everyone in Albuquerque has seen Ron Bell’s billboards and television commercials proclaiming his willingness to sue malefactors of all sorts; many of these include his catchphrase “I sue drunk drivers!” So some people experienced a fair amount of schadenfreude when Mr. Bell was arrested for … Continue reading

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