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NM Court of Appeals Schedules February 19, 10:00 AM Hearing

February 3, 2015 - Jen Laws

New Mexico Court of Appeals

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled a hearing at the Pamela B. Minzner Law Center on Thursday, February 19, 2015. The oral argument is open to the public and begins at 10:00 A.M.

A three-judge panel will preside: Judge Cynthia A. Fry (’81), Judge Michael E. Vigil, and Judge M. Monica Zamora (’87).

Following are the details of the case:

No. 33,104

NOE RODRIGUEZ, Worker-Appellant, represented by Gail Evans


BRAND WEST DAIRY and UNINSURED EMPLOYER’S FUND, Employer/Insurer-Appellees, represented Gary K. King and Richard J. Crollett

(consolidated with No. 33,675)



M.A. & SONS CHILI PRODUCTS, FOOD INDUSTRY SELF INSURANCE FUND OF NEW MEXICO, Employer/Insurer-Appellees, represented by Paul Maestas

Worker-Appellant requests review of the question whether Griego v. New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Admin., 2nd Jud. Dist. No. CV 2009-10130, in which the district court held unconstitutional the “farm and ranch laborer” exemption from coverage in Section 52-1-6(a), and the ruling of the Court of Appeals that “the WCA is bound by the district court’s ruling” must govern his subsequent workers’ compensation appeal.

No. 33,104

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