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Dylan O'Reilly and Luke Salganek Won an Appeal at the New Mexico Supreme Court

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Dylan O'Reilly and Luke Salganek

Dylan O'Reilly and Luke Salganek

Dylan O’Reilly and Luke Salganak won an appeal at the New Mexico Supreme Court upholding an earlier district court victory for owners of mineral rights.  

The case involved ownership of mineral interests under Navajo Lake which were the subject of a 1948 quiet title judgment, and which our clients acquired in the 1950s. Over time the mineral rights were developed and paying to various owners, including our clients. A new party saw the opportunity to swoop in, acquire ...

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Defense Verdict in Favor of Defendant in State District Court in Albuquerque

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Stephen M. Williams and Dan A. Akenhead

Stephen M. Williams and Dan A. Akenhead

Steve Williams and Dan Akenhead received a defense verdict on behalf of their client, a national security company, after a 3 day jury trial in State District Court in Albuquerque.  In the trial, the plaintiff claimed that the security company was responsible for injuries she sustained when she fell into a sinkhole adjacent to the National Hispanic Cultural Center and asked the jury to award $3,000,000 in damages.  The jury deliberated for less than an hour before rejecting ...

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Las Cruces Jury Rules in Favor of New Mexico State University

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Cody Rogers and Holly Agajanian

Cody Rogers and Holly Agajanian

Attorneys Cody Rogers and Holly Agajanian represented New Mexico State University (“NMSU”) in a discrimination lawsuit before a Las Cruces jury on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Plaintiff, Heather Oesterreich, sued NMSU for discrimination and retaliation based on sexual orientation and the refusal to conform to gender norms.  Plaintiff was seeking damages including lost wages and benefits, attorney fees, as well as for pain, suffering and mental anguish.  The Jury reached its ...

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Full Summary Judgment In Favor of a Santa Fe Employer

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Paula Maynes and Max Jones

Paula Maynes and Max Jones

Paula Maynes and Max Jones obtained full summary judgment for a Santa Fe employer in a 13 count federal civil rights case.   After the employer eliminated employee’s managerial position due to financial exigency, employee claimed that he was terminated for gender, disability association and retaliation.   Although the employee argued that there were alternative means to fund his job, the federal court found that he did not rebut the financial necessity evidence.   ...

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