Corndog Eating Contest Ends in Tragedy

- Tommie Glistrap

In January of 2016 Jessie Harbeck met up with her mother, Debra Harbeck, at a nightclub to celebrate her 22nd birthday. Within 24 hours, the young woman’s mother tragically passed away. The now-defunct nightclub Fire and Ice in Albuquerque held a corndog eating contest on the night Jessie Harbeck and her mother were in attendance. […]

DUI Suspected in Fatal New Mexico Auto Accident

- Tommie Glistrap

Following eyewitness testimony, authorities suspect that driving under the influence (DUI) caused a New Mexico auto wreck in early December. Although the accident was initially believed to be just that – an accident – both eyewitnesses and local authorities confirmed that the driver, Jacob Jaramillo, appeared to be under the influence at the time of […]

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

- Tommie Glistrap

Slip-and-fall accidents happen all the time, resulting in thousands of injuries annually. Most of these accidents could have been avoided but occurred because of someone else’s negligence. One recent example is the case of a West Virginia woman who is suing for compensation over injuries she sustained falling in a local Kmart. The victim slipped […]

Time-Barred Defense Saves Visa (For Now)

- Tommie Glistrap

Credit lending giant Visa came under fire over recent years due to an interchange fee which they have been charging their European customers. In 2013, a number of retailers in Europe brought forward a claim for damages against Visa, stating that the company had breached competition law because it had set excessive interchange fees for […]

Trucking Accidents Continue to Claim More Victims

- Tommie Glistrap

Recently a grand jury in Santa Fe awarded an El Paso family, who had lost their daughter and granddaughter in an accident involving a big rig FedEx truck, $165.5 million for their damages. A toddler who was also in the vehicle managed to survive the crash. In the early hours of June 22, 2011, a […]

Top Mistakes Made When Buying and Selling Businesses

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People buy and sell businesses all of the time, and for different reasons. Most do it for profit, but others may purchase or sell the assets or stock of a company because they want to retire, need capital for another endeavor, or for an array of other reasons.  Despite this being a common activity, business […]

VirnetX Victorious in Patent Infringement Suit Against Apple

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The latest case in the legal saga between Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. and Apple Inc. came to an end in early February, when a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled against the technology giant, in a $625.6 million patent infringement lawsuit.  However, this was not the first […]

Buying and Selling Businesses

- Tommie Glistrap

When it comes to buying and selling businesses in New Mexico, you need the help of an experienced lawyer from the outset. Factors such as sales price and finding a buyer are indeed important, but even more important is creating the formation of the business deal to protect you from any current or future liability. […]

New Film Puts Boston Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal in ‘Spotlight’

- Tommie Glistrap

The details surrounding Boston’s highly controversial clergy sex abuse scandal have been adapted for the silver screen.  “Spotlight” is Hollywood’s star-studded offering, depicting the Boston Globe investigation of Boston’s clergy in 2001, one of the most well known cases of investigative journalism. The media outlet comprised a team of reporters, otherwise known as the “Spotlight” […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Detention Officers

- Tommie Glistrap

The families of two people detained in different county jails in Texas have filed federal wrongful death lawsuits against detention officers for allegedly causing the untimely deaths of their loved ones. In both cases, the victims were found dead a few days after they were arrested and detained. Excessive Force during Restraint  In one case […]