Lessard v. Coronado Paint and Decorating Center, Inc., 2007-NMCA-122, 142 N.M. 583, 168 P.3d 155 — Expands the tort of negligent hiring and retention in New Mexico.
Estate of Gutierrez v. Meteor Monument, LLC, 273 P.3d 97 (N.M. S.Ct. 2012) — Groundbreaking decision on the proof required to establish tort liability under the New Mexico Dram Shop Act.
State v. Gonzales, 2011-NMCA-081, 150 N.M. 494, 263 P.3d 271, 274 — The Court of Appeals reversed Defendant's conviction for child abuse, holding that drunk driving which endangers the public equally does not amount to child abuse, even if a child dies in an accident caused by the drunk driver.
The Court of Appeals' double jeopardy decision in Defendant's favor remains unresolved in the New Mexico Supreme Court.