N.M. gay marriage decision sought

By | In The Media

James Monteleone, ABQ Journal June 28, 2013 A legal determination on same-sex marriage in New Mexico might be closer at hand. A state legislator on Thursday appealed to the state supreme court in an effort to bypass lower courts and asked the high court to consider the case of two Santa Fe men who sought but were denied a license…

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With new Legal Challenge, Gay Marriage Debate in New Mexico Heats Up

By | Civil Rights Advocacy, In The Media

Fernanda Santos, N.Y. Times, June 7, 2013 Under pressure from legislators and a vigorous campaign by religious and civil rights groups to legalize same-sex marriage in New Mexico, the state’s attourney general, Gary King, cautioned by city clerks on Thursday against issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples – but at the same time invited litigation, saying that the state’s statute…

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Los Alamos special education teacher lawsuit against district

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law, In The Media

April 22, 2013 Carol A. Clark Los Alamos Daily Post A Los Alamos Public Schools Special Education teacher is suing the district, its superintendent, and the principal of Aspen Elementary School. Attorney Kate Ferlic of Egolf, Ferlic & Day, LLC in Santa Fe filed the lawsuit Thursday, April 18 in District Court with a complaint for relief and jury trial…

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Los Alamos teacher sues district

By | Civil Litigation, Civil Rights Advocacy, Employment Law, In The Media

John Severance, Los Alamos Monitor, April 20, 2013 Zeynep Unal, a Turkish-born special education teacher who has been employed by the Los Alamos Public Schools since 2005, is suing the district for violations of the New Mexico Human Rights Act, defamation and breach of contract. The suit claims that Unal continues to suffer from loss of income, severe emotional distress,…

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Tony Stanford Former LANL Emergency Division Leader faces assault, battery charges

By | Employment Law, In The Media

 Los Alamos Monitor, February 7, 2013 Tony Stanford, formerly the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Emergency Operations division leader, was charged with two counts each of assault and battery Monday. Attorney Kate Ferlic, who is representing the woman along with attorney John Day of Santa Fe, said, “To demonstrate the severity of the harassment: it’s a rare thing when the police…

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