Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. is pleased to announce that Jeremy Farris has joined the firm as an associate. Before joining the firm, Jeremy clerked for Judge James O. Browning on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, Justice Judith Nakamura of the New Mexico Supreme Court, and Judge Julia S. Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Jeremy is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has a doctoral degree from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He previously practiced with a national law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorneys David A. Freedman and Nicholas T. Hart obtained a dismissal of two charges of battery on a healthcare worker brought against a patient at a local hospital. The patient was accused of scratching two hospital workers during an intense bout of hallucinations following an adverse reaction to prescription medications provided by the hospital.
Judge David Thomson of the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe has issued a preliminary injunction barring the New Mexico Department of Corrections from prohibiting an inmate from breast feeding her child during normal visitation hours.
The lawsuit, Hidalgo v. New Mexico Department of Corrections, stemmed from the Department of Correction’s issuance of a lactation pilot program which prohibited inmates from live breastfeeding or using a mechanical breast pump to maintain their milk supply following the birth of a child. Monique Hidalgo, an inmate at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility, sued in June 2017, asserting that the policy violated the Equal Rights Amendment to the New Mexico Constitution because it discriminated against her based on a trait unique to women.
David H. Urias and Nicholas T. Hart of Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. represent Hidalgo, pro bono, in the litigation.
Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney Nancy Hollander obtained a favorable opinion in a hearing that permitted an individual to apply for a security clearance so he could continue work doing government contracting. The client called it a “life changing decision.”
In April 2017, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney David H. Urias obtained a significant settlement in a personal injury case for a family exposed to toxic substances in a home their leased from a local realty company. The case involved permanent injuries to the family, including serious, long-term injuries suffered by a teenage boy.
Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney David H. Urias obtained a favorable settlement in a major medical malpractice lawsuit brought against a local hospital and national pharmacy chain. The case alleged negligence on the part of the hospital and the pharmacy in the care of a six-year girl who almost died when the hospital and pharmacy failed to ensure she was properly prescribed life-saving nutrients while suffering from a debilitating and life-threatening medical condition.
On January 25, 2017, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney John W. Boyd argued before the New Mexico Supreme Court in opposition to the Public Service Company’s of New Mexico proposed plans to replace electricity generated at coal-fired power plants. Boyd, representing the public interest group New Energy Economy, argued that the Public Regulation Commission approved a plan that relied too much on coal and nuclear power and that the utility failed to prove the cost-effectiveness of the plan.