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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for New Mexico on
Q: Can I impleader a Defendant as a co party

Civil suit case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

It's possible you could. You would be best off discussing this with an attorney in New Mexico, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, this arises in contribution or indemnity settings, and the party you implead becomes a third-party defendant. This is covered in Rule 14 of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Products Liability for New Mexico on
Q: Searching for attorney to represent an opiod claim against Watson Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of hydrocodone 853.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 23, 2019

Your local bar association or legal aid society should be able to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for New Mexico on
Q: Took car to mechanic he let someone else take car to get diagnoses check and ended up worse!?

Car only had misfire, got vehicle back smoking from engine!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 18, 2019

It's not fully clear what took place here, in terms of what you agreed to, whether you were provided with an estimate, what amount you were charged, what the original problem with the car was, what the condition of the car is, what the mechanic did, among other issues. You could contact an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Mexico on
Q: There are many variations of the tensile tents being manufacturered. At what point is it a different product?

They are different sizes, but is it the shear fact that it is suspended that it is patented?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jan 25, 2018

The patent examiner in the United States Patent & Trademark Office is not supposed to grant a patent on an application unless the application teaches something that would not be obvious to someone of skill in the art of making tensile tents who has access to everything ever done or suggested to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Internet Law for New Mexico on
Q: I am putting up a website that might be considered questionable and unethical and I would like a professional opinion.

Hello, I am putting up a website that users can rate other people on. The concerns I have is people might feel infringed on with their privacy (all the people's names, rates and etc will be user supplied) and it might be seen as cyberbullying what people will say about others. I was hoping... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2017

An easy answer is can you get insurance? If not, maybe you want to apply your talents to a different type of site. People will want to get at you and you may not want to have to hire lawyers at the other end. The short answer is if you allow people to say libelous things, then you may have exposure... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Products Liability and Civil Rights for New Mexico on
Q: If any personal items such as laptops or disc albums were to be strewn about due to trailer flip can cops impound it?

If a trailer were to flip and I were to go to retrieve my personal valuables and halted by officers could I use the law as my defense to procure my items?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 18, 2016

You would want to ask that they allow you to get personal items. They can't impound unless they believe a crime was committed or if the crash resulted in a fatality or similar. If you aren't the owner of the trailer or driver, then there's the problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Contracts for New Mexico on
Q: Am I entitled to a refund if the seller did not disclose all issues?

I bought a car from a private party. The seller stated there were cosmetic issues but the car ran well. During the title signing, we found that it was a salvaged title, but the seller said there were no issues with the car. After everything was signed and we had possession of the car, we found... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 13, 2016

As long as the issues are those that the seller knew about. Sounds like he halfway admitted. Send him a note that per your ealier discussions you'd like him to take the vehicle and title back. If he ignores file it in small claims court (magisterial district Court) for where he lives.

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Q: my verizon phone almost burnt down my home an verizon wont do anything what do i do?

i got my verizon phone in feb. when i got it i had to use tape to hold it together. an the first day of having the device i go to the store to exhange it but they say they cant then today it started to smoke an give off a bad oder it also melted its self on the back. it left a light burn make on... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 4, 2015

It will likely be difficult to find a lawyer to take this case on a contingency basis. Take it to the store and show them the burnt phone. Perhaps they will supply you a new phone, and maybe even fix your table. You can search Google to see if others have reported similar problems.

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