Mary Han was a prominent civil rights lawyer in Albuquerque whose untimely death has attracted both attention and litigation. In this lawsuit, Ms. Han’s daughter, and the personal representative of her estate, sued the City of Albuquerque and some of … Continue reading
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Today the New Mexico Supreme Court issued its decision in Thompson v. City of Albuquerque, holding that the Tort Claims Act waives the state government’s sovereign immunity for loss of consortium claims. The case was brought by the minor children … Continue reading
In Thompson v. City of Albuquerque, the Court of Appeals has held that the Tort Claims Act does not shield law enforcement officers from loss of consortium claims. The unanimous opinion in this case was written by Judge Michael Bustamante.
A head-on collision is every driver’s nightmare, and in 2004 one happened on State Road 502 east of Los Alamos, killing Amelia Martinez and Donald Espinoza. The crash occurred because another driver, coming from the opposite direction, was attempting to … Continue reading