New Mexico has a specific statute allowing for liability against parents for the malicious or willful acts of their children. See NMSA § 32A-2-27.
Under NMSA § 32A-2-27(A):
Any person may recover damages not to exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000) in a civil action in a court or tribunal of competent ... Continue Reading
The government’s sovereign immunity is waived when plaintiff’s injury is caused by a public employee’s negligence in the maintenance of roadways, streets, sidewalks, or highways. NMSA § 41-4-11(A). Immunity can be waived by, inter alia, failing to build or maintain fences along highways, failing to post “Wrong Way” or “Do ... Continue Reading
To bring a tenable loss of consortium claim, a plaintiff must show: 1) a sufficiently close relationship with the injured party and, 2) plaintiff’s distress was foreseeable. Wachocki v. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Dep't, 2011-NMSC-039, ¶5.
Several factors are relevant in determining whether a sufficiently close relationship existed to bring a loss ... Continue Reading
Under New Mexico’s Tort Claims Act, the government is generally immune from tort claims while acting in the scope of public duty. See NMSA 1978 § 41-4-4 (1978). Immunity is waived, however, when plaintiff’s damage iscaused: (1) by a public employee’s negligence; (2) acting within the scope of their duties; ... Continue Reading
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