Congratulations to DP&S partner, Caren Friedman, who prevailed before the New Mexico Supreme Court! Caren represented individuals whose appeal was dismissed by the New Mexico Court of Appeals as untimely. Caren successfully convinced the New Mexico Supreme Court to reinstate Plaintiffs’ appeal. The Supreme Court held that the Court of Appeals improperly gave “greater weight to procedural formalities than to basic rights of appeal” and should have deferred to the district court’s decision to grant an extension of the Plaintiffs’ notice of appeal deadline based on excusable neglect. You can read the opinion here.