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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Kate Ferlic sues on behalf of victims of sexual abuse

By | Civil Litigation

August 10, 2017  Santa Fe New Mexican Kate Ferlic, on behalf of her clients, filed lawsuit against private tutor Joel Abraham and principal of Secondary Learning Center, Antony Berzack. The suit claims Abraham had sexual relations with a 14 year old student he was tutoring, as well as making inappropriate sexual comments to another student. Ferlic accuses Berzack of knowing…

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New Mexico CYFD Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

By | Civil Litigation

July 26, 2017 Santa Fe New Mexico New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) agreed to terms concerning a lawsuit over a sexually abuse adopted child who was living in Clovis, New Mexico. The family’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, told the Santa Fe New Mexican, “I can’t disclose the amount of the settlement but the facts of the case were horrific….

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Fraud Against Taxpayer Act / Qi Tam case

By | Uncategorized

July 19, 2017 Albuquerque Journal An exciting Fraud Against Taxpayer Act / Qi Tam case!  Founding partner Kate Ferlic says the “Plaintiffs are very brave women who have put their jobs on the line to expose the allegations in the complaint. They are everyday heroes whose bravery will benefit every person in New Mexico.” Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez +…

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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 + Martinez + 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 ……

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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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