Santa Fe office wins in the New Mexico Court of Appeals!

Congratulations to Santa Fe partners, Caren Friedman, Justin Kaufman, and Roz Bienvenu, who successfully convinced the New Mexico Court of Appeals to affirm the judgment in this probate case involving a dispute over the decedent’s property.  At the heart of the dispute was the Estate’s claim of a valid contract that allegedly distributed valuable water rights appurtenant to land near Truchas in Northern New Mexico.  The Court of Appeals agreed with DP&S that the district court never adjudicated a supposed claim of promissory estoppel, and the Estate failed to preserve an argument about enforcement of the contract.  The Court of Appeals also agreed with arguments advanced by DP&S concerning ownership of the decedent’s personal property, which included antiques and farm and ranch equipment.  You can read the Memorandum Opinion here.

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