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Federal judge sends New Mexico lawsuit against McKesson back to state court

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas against pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Corporation, will be returned to the state court where the case was originally filed in April.

NEW MEXICO OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Balderas Awards $220,000 in Settlement Money to Seven Governmental Institutions Across New Mexico

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Attorney General Hector Balderas awarded over $220,000 in settlement funds to public institutions across New Mexico for their technology proposals to better serve New Mexicans.

New Mexico attorney general continues fight against Texas, federal government in water lawsuit

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced May 23 that he filed counter-claims and answers to Texas and the United States government in the Texas v. New Mexico water lawsuit.

PHI Air Medical alleges New Mexico office is 'misinterpreting the insurance laws'

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 4, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – An aero-medical transportation service is seeking declaratory judgment regarding billing for its services.

California, New Mexico oppose Trump administration decision to dismantle Waste Prevention Rule

By Mark Iandolo | May 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced April 24 that they are opposing the Trump administration’s decision to dismantle the Waste Prevention Rule.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

New Mexico Supreme Court upholds state's Copper Rule after challenge from environmentalists, AG's office

By Robert Davis | Mar 22, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Mexico has rejected a challenge to groundwater quality regulations adopted in 2013 known as the Copper Rule.

California, New Mexico continue defense of Waste Prevention Rule, sue Trump administration

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a lawsuit Dec. 19 against the Trump administration over a decision to suspend the Waste Prevention Rule.

California, New Mexico urge Trump administration to enforce Waste Prevention Rule

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Nov. 6 that they have urged the Trump administration to keep and enforce the Waste Prevention Rule.

California, New Mexico allege Interior Department illegally repealed Valuation Rule

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a lawsuit Oct. 17 against the U.S. Department of Interior, alleging it illegally repealed the Valuation Rule.

New Mexico cab company claims Uber, Lyft operated in area unlawfully

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 12, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Legal Newsline) – A New Mexico cab company alleges it has been damaged by the purportedly unauthorized service provided by ride-sharing companies.

New Mexico, private firm teaming to sue Dollar General over its motor oil

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 9, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – The New Mexico attorney general alleges Dollar General falsely advertises its brand of motor oil.

New Mexico AG secures $54.2 million payout from Big Tobacco

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 13, 2017

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced on April 20 that the state received $54.2 million in settlement payouts from Big Tobacco, the largest settlement received to date.

New Mexico Supreme Court rules children can proceed with suit over father's death against Albuquerque PD

By Pam Wright | Jul 6, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – The minor children of an Albuquerque man fatally shot by an Albuquerque police officer in 2010 have the right to sue the Albuquerque Police Department and the city, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled earlier this month.

New Mexico accuses California real estate group of fraud

By Mike Torres | Jun 5, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — New Mexico's attorney general is suing California real estate groups, alleging fraud.

AGs of California, New Mexico sue Interior Department

By Mike Torres | May 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California's and New Mexico's attorneys general are suing the U.S. Interior Department, alleging violation of federal law.

Internet services firm sues Santa Fe for damages

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 3, 2017

A New Mexico internet service provider is suing the city of Santa Fe, citing an alleged violation of federal law.

Pathways and TeamBuilders cleared in New Mexico behavioral health care provider audits

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 15, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas recently announced that Pathways and TeamBuilders, the two remaining providers involved in the Public Consulting Group behavioral health care audit, have been cleared of fraud.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco sued over allegedly misrepresenting products

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 23, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota man is suing a tobacco company over the alleged misrepresentation of its products as "natural."

Mass Tort Legal Group faces suit after not providing leads

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 7, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – A New Mexico legal group is suing a California legal group and its owners and officers over claims they did not provide leads for legal cases they were paid to provide.

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