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NM Court of Appeals Schedules April 28, 10:00 AM Hearing

April 16, 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 Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The oral argument is open to the public and begins at 10:00 A.M.

A three-judge panel will preside: Judge Michael D. Bustamante (’74). Judge Jonathan B. Sutin (’63), and Chief Judge Roderick Kennedy.

Following are the details of the case:

CENTEX/WORTHGROUP, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, represented by Alice T. Lorenz, Pratik A. Shah, and Hyland Hunt


WORTHGROUP ARCHITECTS, L.P. and TERRACON, INC., Defendants-Appellees, represented by Kevin M. Sexton, and Andrew S. Montgomery

Plaintiff-Appellant requests review of the District Court’s granting of Worthgroup Architects’ and Terracon’s motions for summary judgment. The appeal arises from a contract dispute relating to the renovation and expansion of the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Otero County, New Mexico. Appellant Centex/Worthgroup, LLC was selected to be the designer and builder for the renovation and expansion program. Centex subcontracted with Appellee Worthgroup Architects, L.P. for architectural and design services. Worthgroup Architects subcontracted with Appellee Terracon, Inc. for engineering services related to an earth retaining wall. The retaining wall failed shortly after its construction was completed.

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