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Court Rules UNM Foundation Records are Public

News Mentions

Attorney Nicholas Hart worked with his client, independent sports journalist Daniel Libit, to obtain records from the University of New Mexico Foundation regarding financial documents related to the University of New Mexico’s athletics department under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act. The University of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico Foundation contended that because the records were held by the Foundation, they were not subject to disclosure. After extensive litigation and discovery, the court determined that the Foundation was subject to the Inspection of Public Records Act, and ordered that the documents be disclosed. Mr. Hart has represented Mr. Libit in other similar lawsuits against other entities associated with the University of New Mexico. The University, the Foundation, and another entity associated with the University of New Mexico appealed the court’s order. Mr. Hart continues to represent Mr. Libit in those appeals, which are currently pending before the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

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Court Rules UNM Foundation Records are Public

Federal Criminal Defense

Attorney Nicholas Hart worked with his client to obtain records from the University of New Mexico Foundation regarding WisePies Pizza & Salad’s financial documents. The establishment was part of the UNM Foundation, which they argued made them a private, nonprofit entity and not subject to public records laws. Hart argued that they should be subject to public records laws, and the Court agreed.

Nicholas Hart Weighs in on Judges Right to Curb Grand Juries

Civil Rights

Attorney Nick Hart recently submitted a guest column to the Albuquerque Journal regarding the judges of the 2nd Judicial District Court disfavoring grand juries in favor of preliminary hearings.

Critics have stated that it is impossible to charge and keep track of accused felons without the flawed grand jury system. They prefer more powerful prosecutors and seek to eliminate judicial oversight. Nicholas Hart opines that judicial oversight is necessary in most cases.

Nicholas Hart Argues in New Mexico Supreme Court

News Mentions

Our client, Paul Garcia, was charged with two counts of felony murder after allegedly stealing a van, fleeing a police traffic stop, and hitting another car, causing two individuals to be fatally injured. The two felony murder charges were then dismissed, after which the State appealed.

Attorney Hart represented Mr. Garcia on appeal, arguing to uphold the dismissal in the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico. After the case returned to the trial, Mr. Hart and co-counsel continued to represent Mr. Garcia, obtaining for him a favorable plea agreement, resulting in less than one year of incarceration left to serve following the plea.

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Student Found to Not Have Retaliated

Title IX/Campus Discipline

Our client, a student, was accused of retaliating against a professor after a Title IX investigation. We gathered evidence and presented it, resulting in the student being found to not have retaliated against the professor.

Professor Found to Have Not Retaliated Against Student

Title IX/Campus Discipline

Our client, a professor, was accused of retaliating against a student in a Title IX investigation after suing the University for suspending him without affording himself due process and suspending him in violation of Title IX. The student alleged that the lawsuit and media coverage related to the lawsuit equated to retaliation under university policy. Harrison & Hart, LLC represented the professor during the investigation of that complaint, prepared written briefs, and submitted evidence demonstrating that the professor did nothing more than exercise his right to tell his story. The professor was found to not have retaliated against the student.

Allegations of Discrimination Against Professor Rejected

Title IX/Campus Discipline

Our client, a professor, was accused of discriminating against a student because of a disability. We represented the professor during the university’s investigation of the allegations, prepared significant written materials and briefs, and collected and offered substantial evidence through the investigation. The professor was determined to have not discriminated against the student.

Multiple Unsubstantiated Allegations Against Professor

Title IX/Campus Discipline

Two complaints were made alleging that our client, a professor, violated the respectful campus policy as it related to staff members and students. Our attorneys successfully obtained a finding that the allegations were unsubstantiated for both complaints.

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