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NM Court of Appeals Schedules June 7 Hearing

June 1, 2010 - Jen Laws

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled a 10:30 a.m. hearing on June 7 at the Pamela B. Minzner Law Center. The oral argument is open to the public.

Presiding will be: Judge Jonathan B. Sutin (`63), Judge Roderick Kennedy, and Judge Timothy Garcia (`84).

Following are the details of the case:

Walter F. Smith, plaintiff-appellant, represented by William G. Gilstrap (`68) and Daymon B. Ely


Will Durden, Denise Durden, William A. Devries and Marion Devries, defendants-appellees, represented by Jane Laflin (`87)

Plaintiff-appellant challenges the trial court’s granting of summary judgment on a defamation claim, while defendants-appellees state that summary judgment was appropriate, as plaintiff-appellant had failed to show any evidence of actual injury or harm.

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

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