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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Mexico on
Q: can I use my tenants damage deposit towards reimbursement of my $1500 insurance deductible? They caused a grease fire
Deena L. Buchanan
Deena L. Buchanan answered on Jun 30, 2019

It depends on how the lease defines what you can use the deposit for.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Mexico on
Q: Church case. Need to ID abuser. Early 80s. Can I just ask the church? Would that damage anything?

I need to ID the one who molested me in early 80s. Church is currently being sued by over 4 all claiming a different abuser(same for all 4 different from mine). I don’t know how to go about this and don’t want to damage anything

Deena L. Buchanan
Deena L. Buchanan answered on Jun 29, 2019

You should speak to a personal injury attorney about this. If you are able to bring the claim within the statute of limitations, you could sue the church and get discovery from the church that could help you get information about the individual who abused you.

There are deadlines that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Elder Law for New Mexico on
Q: I HAVE BEEN WORKING FULL TIME FROM HOME FOR 6 MONTHS UNDER A DR'S CARE FOR A SUDDEN HEART PROBLEM.

I HAVE BEEN MEDICALLY RELEASED TO RETURN TO WORK. MY EMPLOYER TOLD ME I'M A LIABILITY AND FORBIDS ME TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE AS A OFFICE MANAGER. I HAVE NO IDEA IF HE IS GOING TO CONTINUE PAYING ME CONSIDERING EACH WEEK MY WORK HAS BEEN REDUCED AND GIVEN TO MY ASSISTANT WHO EARNS CONSIDERABLY LESS... Read more »

Deena L. Buchanan
Deena L. Buchanan answered on Jun 29, 2019

You should definitely reach out to a New Mexico employment lawyer about this. You are describing retaliation for taking leave for a serious medical condition, which is illegal under New Mexico law. While you have a smaller employer, New Mexico employment law protects employees as long as the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for New Mexico on
Q: Do I have to sign a release of information for all former and any company I applied for since my constructive discharge?

Employment disability discrimination case in New Mexico. In the discovery phase, they are insisting that I sign a release of information for all former, even though I was employed by this company for 17 years, and all companies I applied since my constructive discharge. What relevance does any... Read more »

Deena L. Buchanan
Deena L. Buchanan answered on Jun 29, 2019

Are you handling this case by yourself? If possible, I strongly urge you to consult with an attorney. Litigation is filled with these kinds of issues that can get your case dismissed if you don't handle them properly.

I believe you are asking about an employment information release....
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