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Best Law Firms: 2011-2012
November 1, 2011
U.S. News & Best Lawyers
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings, marking the second edition of this annual analysis. Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom, Schoenburg & Bienvenu, 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
September 21, 2010

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CIVIL

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.

Another Law Suit Over APD Shootin
October 30, 2012
KRQE.com
Downtown Albuquerque was a tense crime scene two years ago, all over a kitchen utensil. Police said 19-year-old Chandler Barr came after an officer with a butter knife in his hand. He was shot twice in the stomach. He survived the 2010 shooting and is now suing for damages.

Proposal would have jail do more for ICE
February 13, 2012
Phaedra Haywood - Santa Fe New Mexican
Santa Fe County jail administrators will cooperate more fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials if a draft ordinance being considered by the commission is approved.

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CLASS ACTION SUITS

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.

Education Trust Board of New Mexico and The Education Plan Trust of New Mexico
January 28, 2010
Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom, Schoenburg & Bienvenu, LLP and Keller Rohrback, LLP have filed a class action against the Education Trust Board of New Mexico and The Education Plan Trust of New Mexico to recover losses in New Mexico's 529 college savings plans due to mismanagement of their fixed income assets, including investments in the OppenheimerFunds Core Bond Fund.

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

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CRIMINAL LAW

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.

Ex-teacher faces new sexual abuse allegations from former student in Española
October 13, 2016
Robert Nott, The New Mexican
Ex-teacher from Española, as well as the Española school district and a former Fairview Elementary School Principal, face new claims of sexual abuse allegations by another former fourth-grade student. This suit comes on the heels of an out-of-court settlement between ex-teacher, Gary Gregor, and a fellow fourth-grade student who filed a similar complaint in 2014.

Mother, 25, Will Not Be Charged in Infant Death
November 23, 2011
Geoff Grammer, The New Mexican
A state district judge ruled there is no probable cause to charge a Los Alamos mother with child neglect or abuse for the death of her infant son after an unexpected pregnancy in which the woman did not initially seek medical attention for the child.

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INDIAN LAW

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 Havasupaitribe.com 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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RECENT CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENTS

Valencia County Jail Strip Search Class Action
July 13, 2009
Information on the settlement reached in the Valencia County Jail Strip Search Class Action.

Doña Ana County Jail Strip Search Class Action
May 20, 2008
Settlement reached in the Doña Ana County Jail Strip Search Class Action.

Los Alamos Employment Discrimination Class Action
May 31, 2007
Settlement reached in the Los Alamos employment discrimination class action.

Los Alamos Human Tissue Study Class Action
March 30, 2007
Settlement reached in the Los Alamos human tissue study class action.

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