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

March 10, 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, March 19, 2015. The oral argument is open to the public and begins at 10:00 A.M.

A three-judge panel will preside: Judge Michael E. Vigil, Chief Judge Roderick Kennedy, and Judge Timothy L. Garcia (’84)

Following are the details of the case:

SHARON M. HOYT, Plaintiff-Appellee, represented by Dennis K. Wallin and Brandon Huss


STATE OF NEW MEXICO, NEW MEXICO OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL INVESTIGATOR; ROSS E. ZUMWALT, M.D., Chief Medical Investigator, Defendants-Appellants, represented by Kimberly N. Bell

Defendants-Appellants request review of whether district court appropriately issued a writ mandating that the Office of the Medical Investigator or Zumwalt give a specific medical opinion and make factual findings in order to effectuate an amendment on a death certificate for the late husband of Plaintiff-Appellee. Defendants-Appellants request that the Court overturn the Writ of Mandamus issued by the district court and vacate the district court action against them.

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