NM Court of Appeals Schedules February 21 Hearings

NM Court of AppealsThe New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled two hearings at the Pamela B. Minzner Law Center on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

The first oral argument is open to the public and begins at 2:00 pm.

A three-judge panel will preside:Chief Judge Celia Foy Castillo (’81), Judge Cynthia A. Fry (’81), and Judge Michael E. Vigil.

Following are the details of the case:

THOMAS L. STROMEI and STROMEI REALTY, LLC, a New Mexico Limited Liability Company, Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, represented by Luis G. Stelzner, Robert P. Warburton and Jaime L. Dawes

vs.

RAYELLEN RESOURCES, INC., a New Mexico Corporation, LIONEL BURNS, an Individual, JANE BURNS, a/k/a JANE MCVEY, an Individual, KENYON BURNS, et al., Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees represented by Steven L. Tucker, Frank M. Bond and Faith Kalman Reyes.

This case arises out a realty contract between the parties. Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants state that, given the tortuous interference in the contract found by the jury, the interest rate applied to the award by the judge was lower than allowed by New Mexico law, while Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees contend that the contract was never valid and therefore no violation occurred.

Appellant's Brief in Chief
Appellees' Answer Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief
Cross-Appellant's Brief in Chief
Cross-Appellees' Answer Brief
Cross-Appellant's Reply Brief

The second oral argument is open to the public and begins at 3:30 pm.

A three-judge panel will preside: Judge James J. Wechsler, Judge Jonathan B. Sutin (`63), and Judge Michael E. Vigil.

Following are the details of the case:

MARGARET ANNE DION, Petitioner-Appellant, represented by Marcy Baysinger

vs.

NANCY CIMARRON RIESER, successor personal representative of the Estate of RICHARD DAVIS RIESER, Deceased, Respondent-Appellee represented by Michael T. Pottow.

Petitioner-Appellant contends that because she was declared the de facto spouse of the deceased by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, she has priority for appointment as personal representative of the decedent's estate

Appellant's Brief in Chief
Appellees' Answer Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief

For more information, contact Nora Gonzales at 505-841-4618.

February 15, 2012