Ferlic represents whistleblowers in case against a New Mexico state agency

By | Employment Law

August 10, 2019 | Albuquerque Journal Attorney Kate Ferlic filed a whistleblower lawsuit against New Mexico’s Office of the Superintendent of Insurance on behalf of Shawna Maestas. Maestas, a former financial audit bureau chief of the agency, discovered and reported incorrect underpayments from insurance providers. According to the Albuquerque Journal, after she reported the underpayments to Attorney General Hector Balderas’…

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Ferlic files sexual harassment lawsuit against Miners’ Colfax

By | Employment Law

August 31, 2018  Albuquerque Journal Represented by Kate Ferlic, Gail Stoecker has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Miners’ Colfax Medical Center and the board of trustees of the Miners’ Hospital of New Mexico. According to the Albuquerque Journal the lawsuit states, “both parties of violating the New Mexico Human Rights Act and also of negligence.” “Gail is a very brave…

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Former APS Employee Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

By | Employment Law

May 10, 2018   Albuquerque Journal Kate Ferlic filed a whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of former Albuquerque Public Schools employee Antonio Montano. During his employment as a groundskeeper he was instructed multiple times to illegally dump chemicals into a drainage ditch near The Pit, University of New Mexico’s sports arena. When Montano refused to depose of hazardous chemicals into the ditch,…

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Martinez seeks reinstatement as Wagon Mound Superintendent

By | Employment Law

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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Santa Fe Public Schools seeks approval of J. Steven Baca payment

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

May 14, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican Santa Fe Public Schools paid former Ortiz Middle School Principal J. Steven Baca the agreed upon $86,000, but SFPS did not get permission from the Public Education Department to make the payment. Kate Ferlic, Baca’s attorney, and the attorneys representing Santa Fe Public Schools filed a petition asking the “First Judicial District Court…

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Attorney Kate Ferlic says APS is taking advantage of Don Moya

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

April 21, 2016 Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe attorney, Kate Ferlic, told the Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Public Schools is taking advantage of Don Moya’s poor health.  Moya, the former CFO of APS, has been on administrative leave since August 2015 when he was abruptly told not to report to work from former APS Superintendent Luis Valentino.  During Moya’s leave he was involved in…

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Don Moya extends leave due to injury

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

February 17, 2016 Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Public School former CFO Don Moya extends his medical leave due to a motorcycle accident that caused him to break both legs and be bound to a wheelchair.  Moya’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, said the doctors have not cleared him to go back to work. A spokesperson for the Albuquerque Public Schools confirmed that Don Moya…

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Los Alamos teacher switching schools due to discrimination

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

January 26, 2016 KOB Zeynep Unal, a teacher at a Los Alamos school with Turkish and Muslim background, is switching schools due to discrimination.  According to Unal’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, she was “verbally and psychologically abused at work.” “They made her workplace so difficult for her because of her Turkish origin,” Ferlic said.  Unal began having panic attacks from the stress…

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Public Hearing begins for J. Steven Baca

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

January 21, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican Attorney Kate Ferlic’s request for a public hearing for J. Steven Baca was approved 4-1, and in return the public had an rare inside look into government employee hearings.  During the 7 hours of testimony mostly from the district, Ferlic established J. Steven Baca was removed as principal of Ortiz Middle School after he…

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