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NM Court of Appeals Schedules June 21 Hearings

June 1, 2010 - Jen Laws

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled hearings at the Pamela B. Minzner Law Center on June 21. The first oral argument begins at 10:30 a.m. and the second argument will begin at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are open to the public.

At the 10:30 a.m. hearing, a three-judge panel will preside: Judge Jonathan B. Sutin (`63), Judge Roderick Kennedy, and Judge Linda M. Vanzi (’95).

Following are the details of the case:

Sunnyland Farms, Inc., Ohio Casualty Insurance Company and West American Insurance Company, Members of the Ohio Casualty Group of Insurance Companies, plaintiffs-appellees and cross-appellant, represented by Joseph Goldberg

vs.

Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative, Inc., defendant-appellant and cross-appellee, represented by Stephan S. Hamilton.

Appellee, Sunnyland Farms, states that Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative wrongfully turned off the electricity to their property, so that when a fire occurred there was no power to operate the hoses or water pumps. Appellant challenges damages award.

Appellant’s Brief in Chief
Appellees’ Answer Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief
Cross-Appellant’s Brief in Chief
Cross-Appellee’s Answer Brief
Cross-Appellant’s Reply Brief
Amicus Curiae Brief, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, in support of Plaintiff-Appellee
Amicus Curiae Brief, New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperation, in support of Defendant-Appellant

At the 1:30 p.m. hearing, a three-judge panel will preside: Judge Michael D. Bustamante (’74), Judge Celia Foy Castillo (’81), and Judge Michael E. Vigil.

Following are the details of the case:

Robert Armijo, cross-claim plaintiff-appellee, represented by Tibo Chavez (`81)

vs.

Pueblo of Laguna, defendant-appellant, represented by Daniel I.S.J. Rey-Bear

The appellant challenges the trial court’s decision that it had the jurisdiction to decide a land ownership claim between a federally recognized tribe and a non-Indian claimant with regards to non-reservation land.

Appellant’s Brief in Chief
Appellees’ Answer Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief

For more information, contact Nora Gonzales at 505-841-4618.