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Best Law Firms: 2019
November 1, 2018
U.S. News & Best Lawyers
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings, marking the 9th edition of this annual analysis. These rankings showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in on or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one of more of 119 major legal practice areas. Rothstein Donatelli LLP has the most first-tier rankings in New Mexico in Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and in Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation.

US News & World Reports Best Law Firms Rankings Since 2010
September 21, 2010
The law firm of Rothstein Donatello LLP announces the following members of the Firm have been listing in the 2018 edition of “Best Lawyers in America” based on lawyer surveys. Mark H. Donatello has ben listed in the white collar and general criminal defense practice areas since 1989. Richard W. Hughes has been listed in the Native American, gaming law and natural resources practice areas since 2007. Eric N. Dahlstrom has been listed in the areas of Native American and gaming law since 2005. Peter Schoenburg has been listed in the areas of Bet-the-Company litigation, white collar and general criminal defense since 1995.

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No jail time for ex-CEO who pleaded guilty to larceny
November 29, 2018
Phaedra Haywood, Santa Fe New Mexican
Donn Wiese, a former CEO of a San Ildefonso Pueblo-owned corporation who was accused in 2016 of embezzling more than $20,000 from the company, has paid the money back and will get a conditional discharge in the case if he serves three years of probation without incident.

Another $1.6M paid for alleged abuse by teacher
October 11, 2018
ABQJournal Staff
Another alleged molestation victim of former teacher Gary Gregor has reached a settlement with the Española Public Schools, this time for $1.6 million. That means a total of $9.2 million has now been paid out in settlements because of Gregor’s interactions with young girls while he taught at Española’s Fairview Elementary School, his last stop in a career littered with accusations of improper and criminal behavior.

Teacher's saga reflects poorly on area schools
May 19, 2017
ABQJournal Staff
Editorial regarding the indictment of Gary Gregor, a former Santa Fe and Española public school teacher.

Former student files lawsuit against teacher who sexually assaulted her
May 19, 2017
Rebecca Atkins, KQRE News 13

After years of accusations, ex-Española teacher is finally charged
May 16, 2017
Mark Oswald, Albuquerque Journal
A former grade-school teacher in the Santa Fe and Española public schools accused of improper contact with female students dating back many years – and previously the subject of lawsuits from girls’ families, including one that resulted in a $3.2 million settlement – now faces criminal charges.

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Massive Navajo Corruption Case Winds Down: Last Three Defendants Face Trials
February 19, 2016
Alysa Landry, Indian Country Today
More than five years after a special prosecutor first brought charges against a staggering number of Navajo leaders accused of misusing the tribe's discretionary funds, three individuals are still facing criminal trials.

Havasupai Prevails in WIPO Arbitration Regarding the Website
April 12, 2013
Matthew Campbell - Turtletalk
Panel determined that the unauthorized use by an unrelated third party of the Havasupai domain name, mark and contact information was an attempt to mislead Internet users for commercial gain.

Family files lawsuit against San Juan Co., Bloomfield
May 31, 2012
Bill Donovan, Navajo Times
A Nageezi family has filed a federal lawsuit against the San Juan County Commission, the city of Bloomfield and various county health and police officials for failure to protect their son from trying to commit suicide.

Navajo Times Cartoon
October 31, 2011
Jack Ahasteen
This cartoon appeared in the October 31, 2011 edition of the Navajo Times.

Rothstein Law Firm Appointed as Special Prosecutor
October 13, 2011
The Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General announced that the Rothstein Law Firm has been appointed to succeed Alan Balaran as Navajo Nation Special Prosecutor.

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Judge asked to review church’s proposed ‘gag order’
April 26, 2017
A Santa Fe judge has been asked to take up the question of how much information the Roman Catholic Church can conceal in clerical sex abuse cases.

City Settles Harassment Suit Against Former Officer for $770K
May 7, 2015
Uriel J. Garcia, The New Mexican
Eight women who filed a federal lawsuit accusing a former Santa Fe police officer of harassment have accepted a $770,000 settlement from the city.

Schools Reach Settlement Without Suit
February 13, 2013
T.S. Last, Albuquerque Journal
Santa Fe Public Schools and the parents of a girl who sued her cell phone to capture video of a school bus driver inappropriately touching her and another girl in 2011 have reached a settlement.

For Mentally Ill Inmates, Health Care Behind Bars Is Often Out Of Reach
February 3, 2012
Elizabeth Chuck, MSNBC
A man who was declared suicidal by a New Mexico jail and alleges he was then left to rot in solitary confinement for nearly two years is just one of many former inmates who say they were denied essential mental health services while incarcerated at that detention center, which like others across the country has struggled with how to treat the mentally ill.

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Lawsuit alleges inmates exposed to toxins
March 14, 2016
Uriel J. Garcia, The New Mexican
A lawsuit against the Santa Fe County claims that as many as 500 inmates might have been exposed to toxic contaminants during a three-month period in 2014 when a private contractor renovated the jail's showers.

Judge OKs $3.75M deal in college savings case
April 2, 2014
Steve Terrell, The New Mexican
A judge gave final approval Wednesday, April 2, to a settlement in which the state agreed to pay $3.75 million to families who alleged mismanagement of college savings plans that led to steep investment losses in 2008, just as their children were about to enter college.

Hidalgo County Jail Strip Search Class Action
June 4, 2009
Settlement reached in the Hidalgo Jail Strip Search Class Action.

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