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Child molesting teacher sued by 10th accuser

Posted by Donna M. Connoly | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child molesting teacher sued by 10th accuser Despite obstacles to coming forward, another survivor of sexual abuse seeks justice against Gary Gregor, the former teacher who assaulted her when she was in the fourth grade. The lawsuit, filed in April, 2020, also includes claims against Ruby Montoy...

Rothstein Donatelli LLP and Native American Rights Fund (NARF) sue over right to wear traditionally beaded cap and eagle plume at high school graduation.

Posted by April Olson | Apr 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The law firm of Rothstein Donatelli and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) have joined forces in a lawsuit to enforce the rights of Native American high school students to wear traditional and religious regalia at their high school graduation ceremonies.  Last year, Larissa Waln (Sisseton Wa...

COVID-19 and Prison, Inmates at Risk

Posted by Paul M. Linnenburger | Mar 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

For decades, Rothstein Donatelli has been a leader in protecting the rights of incarcerated persons and their families. Our attorneys' legal actions have made the lives of countless incarcerated safer through large cases, such as the Duran and McClendon Consent Decrees monitoring the New Mexico D...

Covid-19 and Rothstein Donatelli, LLP

Posted by Mark H. Donatelli | Mar 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Monday, March 23, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham directed New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel to issue  “Public Health Emergency Order Closing All Businesses and Non-Profit Entities Except for those Deemed Essential and Providing Additional Restrictions on Mass Ga...

Few people in state, county have sought expungement...

Posted by Kate Thompson | Feb 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gathering the necessary paperwork to petition the court to clear a criminal record takes time and New Mexico courts are bracing for incoming expungement petitions. This new law now in effect is poised to offer many New Mexicans the opportunity to clear their names. To read the full story.

Lessons of 1980 riot haven't been fully learned

Posted by Mark H. Donatelli | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lessons of 1980 riot haven't been fully learned By Mark Donatelli Feb 1, 2020 As a law student in 1976, I investigated prisoner claims of cruel and unusual punishment at the Penitentiary of New Mexico south of Santa Fe, ranging from brutal beatings by guards to torture of mentally ill prisone...

ROTHSTEIN DONATELLI FILES FIFTH CIVIL RIGHTS SUIT AGAINST CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER AND HIS EMPLOYER, THE ESPANOLA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Posted by Alicia C. Lopez | Feb 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli civil rights attorneys Carolyn M. “Cammie” Nichols, Alicia Lopez, and Maggie Lane have filed their fifth lawsuit on behalf of a victim of former schoolteacher and convicted sex offender, Gary Gregor, and Gregor's employer, the Espanola Public School District (EPS).  Victim C...

Man charged in fatal Santa Fe crash moves facilities

Posted by Manya Snyder | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Due to his alarming deteriorating medical condition caused by lack of critical medical care at the Santa Fe County Jail, attorneys for Diego Pirchardo-Rodriguez Megan Dorsey and Mark Donatelli requested their client be released from custody. As the jail could not meet his medical needs, State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington ordered...

Lawyer: Another person might have driven car in deadly Santa Fe crash

Posted by Manya Snyder | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite concerns over miscommunication within the District Attorney's Office, Judge T. Glenn Ellington granted the state's motion to detain Diego Pirchardo-Rodriguez pending trial. At the hearing, attorney for Mr. Pirchardo-Rodriguez Megan Dorsey, revealed witness statements obtained from the District Attorney's Office reporting that a light-colored truck had...

Criminal Record Expungement Act

Posted by April Olson | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Beginning January 1, 2020, New Mexicans will have the opportunity to clear their public record of criminal charges or convictions of certain offenses under the Criminal Record Expungement Act. Convictions and arrest records can create barriers to people's ability to move forward with their lives....

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