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Exclusion of farm & ranch employees from workers’ comp is unconstitutional, says NM Court of Appeals

Section 52-1-6(A) of the New Mexico’s Workers’ Compensation Act excludes farm and ranch laborers from the benefits (and burdens) of workers’ compensation. This week, the Court of Appeals held that this exclusion violates the equal protection clause of the New Mexico … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals holds interlock devices are required for drug-impaired drivers

Tara Valdez was convicted of driving while intoxicated.  No proof existed that she had drunk any alcohol, but a blood test detected the presence of oxycodone, diazepam, and nordiazepam in her system. A New Mexico statute requires that anyone convicted of DWI be … Continue reading

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