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New Mexico State Court Judge Grants Summary Judgment For Employer in Medical Marijuana Case

Second Judicial District Court Judge, Nan Nash, granted an employer’s motion for summary judgment which requested dismissal of a (former) employee’s claims of discrimination in relation to her termination for testing positive for cannabis.  Plaintiff Donna Smith claimed she was wrongfully fired…

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Michelle Hernandez Appointed Regional President of Hispanic National Bar Association

Michelle Hernandez has been appointed to a two-year term as Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for the region that includes New Mexico and Utah. Founded…


Southern Ute Sues to Bar Applying BLM’s Fracking Rule to Tribal Oil and Gas

The Case: The Southern Ute Indian Tribe (Tribe) filed suit on June 18, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado[1. Southern Ute Indian Tribe v. U. S. Department of the Interior, D. Colo. No. 1:15-cv-01303.] against the Department…

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