Former APS Employee Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

By | Employment Law

May 10, 2018   Albuquerque Journal Kate Ferlic filed a whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of former Albuquerque Public Schools employee Antonio Montano. During his employment as a groundskeeper he was instructed multiple times to illegally dump chemicals into a drainage ditch near The Pit, University of New Mexico’s sports arena. When Montano refused to depose of hazardous chemicals into the ditch,…

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APS to pay Don Moya $800,000 in whistleblower case

By | Administrative Law

January 18, 2018  Albuquerque Journal After a lengthy court process, Albuquerque Public Schools settles the Don Moya whistlerblower case with a payout of $800,000 to Moya. Kate Ferlic, Moya’s attorney, along with an APS representative, released a matching statement which said, “Both parties are happy to put the events of 2015 behind them and are moving forward in a positive direction.”…

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Alamo Creek Conservation to lease La Bajada Ranch

By | Business Law

September 12, 2017 Santa Fe New Mexican Santa Fe County approved the lease of 318 acres of the property La Bajada Ranch to Alamo Creek Conservation, owned by Frank Mancuso, Jr. Attorney Kate Ferlic told the Santa Fe New Mexico the plan for the community farm remains the same for the land. According to the contract the land is “solely for…

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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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Egolf represents NM medical cannabis producer in court

By | Business Law

April 3, 2017 New Mexico Political Report New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health’s attorney Attorney Brian Egolf was in court Monday arguing against a sanction from the Department of Health (DOH). The medical cannabis producer was slapped by the DOH with an order to shut down business for 5 days between April 17 – 21 due to bringing a non flowering cannabis…

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