APS defense bills over $680K in whistleblower case

By | Administrative Law, Civil Litigation

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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Judge rules in favor of Ultra Health

By | Business Law

April 12, 2017 Santa Fe New Mexican A state district judge ruled in favor of Egolf + Ferlic + Harwood client Top Organics-Ultra Heath, denying the five day closure ordered by the Department of Health. Judge Thompson wrote the imposed penalty was “one thousand times” more than allowed under the law and there was “scant [legal] support … for such…

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Pecos land owner says water usage will stay the same

By | Water + Natural Resources

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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Former Facilities Director Steve Kennebeck sues town of Taos

By | Civil Litigation

October 10, 2016  Taos News In September, Santa Fe attorney Jamison Barkley filed a lawsuit on behalf of her client, fired former Facilities Director Steve Kennebeck against the town of Taos alleging he was fired out of retaliation. The claim states the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act was violated when town manager Rick Bellis fired Kennebeck after he stated Bellis “had…

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Egolf + Ferlic + Harwood client Norm Gaume receives Dixon First Amendment Award

By | Civil Litigation

July 11, 2016 Congratulations to Egolf + Ferlic + Harwood client Norm Gaume for receiving the prestigious Dixon First Amendment Award from New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG). Norm Gaume, a resident of Albuquerque, is a citizen activist who has been relentless over the last two years in using IPRA and OMA to shine a light on controversial decisions by…

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Egolf defends GUS H20 in water dispute against State Land Office

By | Civil Litigation

June 16, 2016 Albuquerque Journal Brian Egolf is representing GUS H20 LLC in a lawsuit filed against the State Land Office after State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn asked to revoke his office’s approval of GUS H2O’s applications to drill wells near Eunice, NM. “The State Land Office acted virtually without warning to cancel its agreements with GUS to that firm’s detriment…

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Judge visits land in dispute over beavers with Santa Fe Girls School

By | Civil Litigation

May 27, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican After 3 days of testimony, Judge David Thomson will visit the land in dispute between Santa Fe Girls School and adjacent neighbor Ed Sceery.  The middle school students at Santa Fe Girls School use their land near La Cieneguilla to learn more about science and nature by rehabilitating the land and conducting science experiments.  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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Teacher Zeynep Unal settles discrimination suit against LAPS

By | Civil Litigation

April 22, 2016 The Los Alamos Monitor Zeynep Unal has settled her 2013 discrimination lawsuit against Los Alamos County Public Schools and Aspen Elementary principal Kathryn Vandenkieboom.  Unal’s attorney Kate Ferlic told The Los Alamos Monitor, “All I can say, in pursuant to the agreement, is that the case has settled, and we are thrilled. It was a good result, a…

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