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NM Court of Appeals: Party defaulted as a discovery sanction may still contest amount of damages

On Wednesday, the New Mexico Court of Appeals issued Couch v. Williams, written by Judge Bustamante. The case contains at least two points of interest: 1. Post-judgment motions filed under NMSA 1978, Section 39-1-1 are not governed by the standards that … Continue reading

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10th Circuit explains how not to handle an appeal

Yesterday the Tenth Circuit issued a non-precedential order, written by Judge Neil Gorsuch, dismissing the appeal in Alejandre-Gallegos v. Holder, an immigration case. The order describes the remarkable conduct of appellant’s counsel, who apparently did not cite the record or any … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals affirms dismissal due to government’s use of false document

When you’re litigating a case, it sometimes happens that your client will lose, or will not have kept, copies of relevant documents. When that situation arises, what do you do? I guess it would depend on the circumstances, but here’s a protip … Continue reading

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