Lawsuit claims Espanola police assaults teen after Nerf ball thrown at patrol car

By | Civil Litigation, In The Media

April 30, 2014 Albuquerque Journal A lawsuit filed by Santa Fe attorney John Day on behalf of Dolores Tapia and her sons, claim Espanola police assault that involved officer John Vigil choking her teenage son after he threw a Nerf football at the police officer’s patrol car.  The lawsuit states that Officer Vigil lifted the teen off the ground while…

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Guzmán cites Whistleblower Act, fights to reclaim job

By | Employment Law, In The Media

Santa Fe New Mexican January 1, 2014 Claiming she was fired for being a whistleblower, former Santa Fe Community College president Ana “Cha” Guzmán fights to reclaim her job.  Guzman’s attorney Kate Ferlic said she plans to file a complaint in the First District Court in Santa Fe state Whistleblower Protection Act, asking the court to limit the scope of the…

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Emails give clues to Guzmán ouster

By | In The Media

ABQ Journal Dr. Ana “Cha” Guzmán, dismissed by a split board as president of Santa Fe Community College earlier this month, referred to the college as a “white women’s country club” and was the target of claims of discrimination, according to an email exchange between her and board member Kathy Keith. Click here to read the full article.

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Local leaders celebrate decision

By | In The Media

Jackie Jadrnak and Mark Oswald, ABQ Journal Dec 20, 2013 “I’m ecstatic”, said former Santa Fe city attourney Geno Zamora “It’s very, very sweet”, Mayor David Cross explained they were reacting to the state Supreme count’s ruling Thursday that it’s unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples… ABQ Journal – Local leaders celebrate decision 12_20_13 (pdf)

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Studi gets one year probation for DWI

By | In The Media

Mark Oswald, ABQ Journal Dec 17, 2013 Actor Wes Studi has pleaded no contest to DWI stemming from his arrest after police found him trying to fix a couple of flat tires on a Volvo stopped in the middle of the road in Santa Fe in July… Click here to read the full article.  

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Officer to get $600K in suit | Albuquerque Journal News

By | In The Media

T.S. Last, ABQ Journal Dec 12, 2013 A Los Alamos County police officer will receive $600,000 as part of a settlement with the county, bringing to a close a federal civil rights lawsuit in which he claimed his supervisors had him involuntarily committed to the state psychiatric hospital last year. As part of the agreement, Brian Schamber will relinquish his…

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Officer to get $600K in suit

By | In The Media

T.S. Last, ABQ Journal Dec 12, 2013 A Los Alamos police officer will receive $600,000 as a part of a settlement with the county, bringing to a close a federal civil rights lawsuit in which he claimed his supervisors had him involuntarily committed to the state psychiatric hospital last year… Click here to read the full article.

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