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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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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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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Victory for Oritz Middle School Principal

By | Uncategorized

January 28, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican After 14 hours of testimony at a public hearing, Santa Fe Public Schools decided to reverse their decision to fire Ortiz Middle School Principal J. Steven Baca. Baca’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, said, “This is a huge victory for Steve and for transparency in government. We will wait and see if he will be…

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