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NM Court of Appeals Schedules April 23, 10:00 AM Hearing

April 3, 2018 - Logan Migliore

COA LogoThe New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled a hearing at the Pamela B. Minzner Law Center on Monday, April 23, 2018. The oral argument is open to the public and begins at 10:00 AM

A three-judge panel will preside: Judge J. Miles Hanisee, Judge Stephen G. French, and Judge Emil J. Kiehne.

Following are the details of the case:

ANITA REINA, Plaintiff-Appellee, represented by Stephen F. Lawless

v.

LIN TELEVISION CORPORATION, D/B/A KRQE AND LARRY BARKER, Defendants-Appellants, represented by Martin R. Esquivel

This interlocutory appeal involves a question of defamation law in New Mexico involving Appellant's investigative report about the performance of Appellee's job duties. The issue presented in this appeal is whether the Appellee, a former City of Albuquerque independent Hearing Officer, appointed by the presiding judge of the Second Judicial District Court, is a public official, thus triggering the application of the actual malice standard.

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