Emotional Distress Damages Denied in Discrimination Lawsuits

RECENT US SUPREME COURT DECISION SAYS EMOTIONAL DISTRESS DAMAGES ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS OF UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION IN CERTAIN FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUITS Have you or a loved one been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, in higher education, at a public accommodation, or by the Government? If so, you may be entitled to […]

Women’s History Month

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to honor the legacy of women who have made a significant impact on our society. Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren was one such trailblazing woman who deserves recognition for her contributions to the fight for justice and equality in the early 20th century. Born near Los Lunas, New Mexico, […]

Black History Month

This Black History Month we want to honor the legacy of George McJunkin, a self-educated ex-enslaved cowboy who made an incredible discovery that would rewrite history. While working as a foreman at a ranch in Northern New Mexico, he discovered prehistoric bison bones and stone tools after a flood in Folsom, NM. He recognized the […]

FRI: NM Sen. Ivey-Soto likely to be removed from prominent committee in January session

Originally published on Source New Mexico on December 9th, 2022 by Megan Gleason Almost a year after New Mexico Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto was accused of sexual harassment, he’s set to lose his position on the Senate Rules Committee when the 2023 Legislature begins Jan. 17. On Thursday, the Senate Committees’ Committee did something unusual — it […]

Siebert v. Okun:

State Supreme Court recognizes right to trial by jury in Medical Malpractice Act cases; declines to overturn limitations on damages as a violation of the right to a trial by jury In a unanimous decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court has simultaneously recognized a constitutional right to a trial by jury in medical malpractice cases, […]

What to do After a Work Injury

Suffering a workplace injury can have serious consequences for your health and your financial well-being. The steps you take immediately following a workplace accident have important consequences for your Worker’s Compensation claim and ultimately your ability to obtain fair compensation. This blog post explains two basic concepts about Worker’s Compensation and the steps you need […]

Making A Successful Claim For Medical Cannabis

New Mexico is one of the few states in the country that requires Workers’ Compensation insurers to pay for medical cannabis to treat a work injury.  This blog post addresses some basic concepts about Workers’ Compensation in New Mexico and things you should know if you are going to submit a claim for medical cannabis […]