Qualified Immunity Ends in New Mexico

On April 7, 2021, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the New Mexico Civil Rights Act into law, effectively ending the doctrine of qualified immunity for all state and local public officials there. The law had bipartisan support and the backing of several organizations, including the Innocence Project. This makes New Mexico the first U.S. jurisdiction…

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Breach of Contract Claims and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting government regulations will cause many businesses to breach their commercial contracts or, at a minimum, will make it much more difficult and expensive to fulfill their contractual obligations. As the coronavirus outbreaks continues to cause a massive disruption in the U.S. economy, with thousands of businesses shut down or unable…

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