New Mexico Panel: Judge Must Determine Defendants’ Knowledge Of Counsel’s Conduct

(August 3, 2016, 3:29 PM EDT) -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico Court of Appeals panel on July 21 reversed a trial court judge’s decision to deny a ruling to reconsider an award of default judgment entered against the builder and sellers of a house that was riddled with construction defects, finding that the judge erred when not considering whether the defendants knew their counsel’s use of narcotic painkillers affected his ability to defend against the plaintiffs’ claims (Henry P. Marquez v. Frank Larrabee, et al., No. 33,370, N.M. App.; 2016 N.M....
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