APS to pay Don Moya $800,000 in whistleblower case

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January 18, 2018  Albuquerque Journal After a lengthy court process, Albuquerque Public Schools settles the Don Moya whistlerblower case with a payout of $800,000 to Moya. Kate Ferlic, Moya’s attorney, along with an APS representative, released a matching statement which said, “Both parties are happy to put the events of 2015 behind them and are moving forward in a positive direction.”…

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Martinez seeks reinstatement as Wagon Mound Superintendent

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July 27, 2017 Santa Fe New Mexican In a complaint filed by Attorney Kate Ferlic, former Wagon Mound superintendent, Sheryl McNellis-Martinez, is requesting reinstatement after being fired six months into her board approved three year contract. The complaint also states the newly elected board violated the New Mexico Open Meetings act by placing McNellis-Martinez on administrative leave before announcing to the…

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Kate Ferlic sues on behalf of victims of sexual abuse

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August 10, 2017  Santa Fe New Mexican Kate Ferlic, on behalf of her clients, filed lawsuit against private tutor Joel Abraham and principal of Secondary Learning Center, Antony Berzack. The suit claims Abraham had sexual relations with a 14 year old student he was tutoring, as well as making inappropriate sexual comments to another student. Ferlic accuses Berzack of knowing…

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APS defense bills over $680K in whistleblower case

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May 6, 2017 Albuquerque Journal  Albuquerque Public Schools’ defense bills in the case against former APS CFO Don Moya continue to accrue over $680,000, meanwhile Moya’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, has discovered important evidence has been destroyed. “I think that APS is cutting off its nose to spite its face,” said Ferlic. “They have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in…

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Egolf represents NM medical cannabis producer in court

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April 3, 2017 New Mexico Political Report New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health’s attorney Attorney Brian Egolf was in court Monday arguing against a sanction from the Department of Health (DOH). The medical cannabis producer was slapped by the DOH with an order to shut down business for 5 days between April 17 – 21 due to bringing a non flowering cannabis…

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Pecos land owner says water usage will stay the same

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November 16, 2016   Santa Fe New Mexican Landowner Benjamin Strickling is converting his Pecos property into a trout fishing ranch which will help boost the Pecos economy. During the transition of the property Strickling agreed to purchased the right to 20 acre-feet of water for his trout fishing ranch with the “goal to continue the traditional use of water to…

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