New Mexico News

New Mexico Court Rules Farm, Ranch Laborers Eligible for Workers’ Comp

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has cleared the way for farm and ranch laborers to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In a ruling issued this week, the court declared unconstitutional a provision in state law that had excluded those workers …

New Mexico Immigrant Driver Licenses Drop to Low Levels

Records show the number of newly issued driver’s licenses to immigrants in New Mexico has plunged to its lowest level since the state began granting driving privileges to foreign nationals living in the country illegally. State records obtained by The …

Uber, Cab Companies Go to Battle Against New Mexico Regulations

The company that operates the ridesharing service Uber wants the New Mexico Supreme Court to overturn new state rules governing transportation network companies. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Uber is joining a group of cab companies in challenging …

Former New Mexico Teacher Files Suit Over Her 2012 Firing

A former Rio Rancho, N.M. teacher says in a lawsuit that she was fired as a result of her involvement with a union and her outspoken criticism of school district officials. The Albuquerque Journal reported that school officials countered that …

Suit Against New Mexico College Becomes Class Action Proceeding

A New Mexico district court judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by eight former Dona Ana Community College students against the school will become a class-action proceeding. Las Cruces Sun-News reported that the initial lawsuit was filed after the students …

Candid Investigation Services Acquired by Patriot National

Patriot National Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Candid Investigation Services LLC, an insurance risk management firm that operates in New Mexico and Texas. Candid Investigation Services provides evidence that increases subrogation recovery rates. Candid will become part …

Lyft Says Plans to Pull out of New Mexico over Rules

Ridesharing service Lyft says it’s suspending operations in New Mexico after state regulators passed new requirements that the company called “onerous.” The San Francisco-based firm set a May 14 deadline for the move, which comes weeks after state regulators passed a …

School Shooting Victims in New Mexico Awarded Nearly $2M

Insurance carriers for the Roswell Independent School District in New Mexico have paid nearly $2 million in structured settlements to two victims of a shooting at a middle school last year. The Roswell Daily Record obtained the legal pleadings Friday …

New Mexico AG Says Uber, Lyft Drivers Need Drug Testing

Drivers of ridesharing services Lyft and Uber in New Mexico should face strict drug testing requirements like taxi drivers and keep detailed records of such tests, the state Attorney General Hector Balderas told regulators Monday. In a letter to the …

New Mexico Drivers Can Take Safety Courses Sooner Under New Law

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a bill to allow New Mexico drivers to take safety courses at a younger age. Currently, people can take the refresher courses when they turn 55. Under the bill signed into law Tuesday, they can …