New Mexico Supreme Court News

New Mexico Court Rules Prison Firm Can Be Held Liable for Rapes

The New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed this week that a private prison operator may be held liable to pay damages to three female inmates who were raped by a guard. The opinion could influence the final outcome of an appeal …

New Mexico Court Revives Neighborhood Oil Contamination Case

More than 200 current and former residents who claim decades of oil and gas operations led to contamination that spurred a rash of illnesses in their southeastern New Mexico neighborhood will be able to pursue their case thanks to a …

New Mexico’s High Court Will Hear Workers’ Comp Case

The New Mexico Supreme Court plans to review a lower court ruling that cleared the way for farm and ranch laborers across the state to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The justices issued a brief order suspending a ruling by the …