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Court Tosses Claims by National Guardsmen Alleging PTSD From Prison Riot

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 182 | 0 | 12 min read

The New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of workers’ compensation claims filed by former National Guardsmen related to their service in helping quell a prison riot almost 40 years ago. Case: Quintana v. State of New Mexico, No. A-1-CA-36664, 01/09/2020, unpublished. Facts: On Feb. 2, 1980, prisoners at the New Mexico State Penitentiary began to riot. The governor called in the New Mexico National Guard to help restore order. Max Quintana and Richard Valdez were among those in the New Mexico National Guard who served military duty at the prison. Procedural history: In June...

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