Tag Archives: Justice Petra Jimenez Maes

NM Supreme Court: Traditional indemnity unavailable in comparative fault cases

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court issued a decision in Safeway, Inc. v. Rooter 2000 Plumbing and Drain SSS, holding that traditional indemnification is not available when a jury has imposed liability on an actively-liable tortfeasor under comparative fault principles. … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court: Retroactive treble damages don’t violate ex post facto clause

Yesterday, in State ex rel. Foy v. Austin Capital Management, Ltd., the New Mexico Supreme Court (opinion by Justice Maes) held that retroactive application of the treble damages provision of the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act does not violate the federal or … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court sides with labor unions in prevailing wage dispute

On Monday, in New Mexico Building & Construction Trades Council v. Dean, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus against the Labor Relations Division of the state’s Department of Workforce Solutions, requiring it to set prevailing wage rates … Continue reading

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New Mexico Supreme Court upholds “tax lightning” statute

In New Mexico, a state statute provides that residential property taxes cannot be raised more than 3% per year, unless the home is sold, in which case the next property tax assessment can be for the home’s full value. This means that when a … Continue reading

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