New Mexico News

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 …

New Mexico Jury Awards $12M Against Condo Association For Shooting Death

The family of a man killed in an Albuquerque, N.M.-area housing complex by a stray bullet that went through his door has won a $12 million judgment against a condominium association and a property management firm. KRQE-TV reported that a …

Suit Filed Against U of New Mexico by Woman Who Reported Gang Rape

A woman’s lawsuit accuses the University of New Mexico of giving short shrift to her report of being raped by two football players and another man. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks unspecified damages. The lawsuit accused university …

Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants Spur Debate in New Mexico

Alejandro Altamirano from Durango, Mexico, has called New Mexico home for a dozen years, and it’s where his two U.S.-born daughters are being raised. But the 36-year-old dairy farmworker fears he will be forced into the shadows if he loses …

New Mexico Legislature Considers Truancy Driver’s License Bill

A New Mexico House panel is set to debate a measure that would take away driver’s licenses of high school students who stop attending class. The House Education Committee this week took up a bill that suspends the driver’s licenses of habitually …

New Mexico Bill Would Reduce Benefits If Workers Are High

A New Mexico lawmaker has introduced a bill to reduce workers’ compensation in cases when an employee’s death or injury results from being drunk or high on the job. Republican Rep. Dennis Roch of Logan said being under the influence …

Did New Mexico Court Open ‘Pandora’s Bong’ With Nod to Pot for Worker?

A can of worms has been opened, the horse is out of the barn and the industry is gazing into Pandora’s Box. There is no shortage of idioms for workers’ compensation experts who are concerned over a decision last week …

Suit Filed Over New Mexico Woman’s High School Photo Put on Flask

A New Mexico woman is suing a novelty products maker over a flask that includes her likeness and the phrase, “I’m going to be the most popular girl in rehab.” Veronica Vigil’s lawsuit in federal court says Anne Taintor Inc. …