Defense attorney John Day respectfully disagrees with judge’s decision

By | Criminal Defense, In The Media

April 24, 2015 Albuquerque Journal A Las Cruces judge denied the release of slain Santa Fe officer Jeremy Martin’s personal records.  Tai Chan’s defense attorney John Day responded by stating, “We respectfully disagree with Judge Macias’ opinion.” “There’s a reason why Santa Fe County has spent thousands of dollars in lawyers’ fees to keep these files secret, and we want…

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Hollywood producer in talks to lease-purchase La Bajada Ranch

By | Water + Natural Resources

April 23, 2015  Santa Fe New Mexican Hollywood producer, Frank Mancuso, Jr., is in talks to lease-purchase Santa Fe County owned La Bajada Ranch.  Mancuso Jr.’s attorney, Kyle Harwood, said the plan is to “preserve the property and to do a community farm, which we think would be an incubator for agricultural education as well as businesses.”  The 470 acre ranch…

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Carola Kieve files Medical Marijuana lawsuit against NM Department of Health

By | Civil Litigation

April 14, 2015 Santa Fe New Mexican Dr. Carola Kieve filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Department of Health.  The lawsuit claims the department of health is demanding extra documentation for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) patients to receive their medical marijuana card.  Her attorney, Brian Egolf, argued that the department abuse of its authority is twofold.  First ,the doctor…

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Prison educator’s suit alleges unjustified dismissal

By | Employment Law

April 3, 2015 Albuquerque Journal A whistle blower lawsuit was filed today by attorney Kate Ferlic on behalf of former New Mexico Department of Corrections educator Catherine Johnson.  Johnson was terminated in April 2013 after questioning the decision of hiring the education testing firm Pearson VUE in November 2012.  Pearson Vue “would charge more than twice the cost of the GED…

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Former Corrections worker files whistleblower suit

By | Administrative Law, Employment Law

April 3, 2015 Santa Fe New Mexican Catherine Johnson, a former New Mexico Department of Corrections employee, filed a lawsuit under the Whistleblower Protection Act,  claiming she was fired in retaliation to asking why former Director of Recidivism Reduction David Huertas,  hired the for profit educational firm, Pearson VUE. Read more via Santa Fe New Mexican

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