Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Judge Tosses Claims By Ex-NMHU President.(Journal North)

Byline: Angela Turner Journal Staff Writer

Regents To Review Lawsuit Settlement

A district judge has dismissed two claims by former New Mexico Highlands University President Selimo Rael against an alumnus and former regent.

Meanwhile, the Board of Regents on Wednesday will review a proposed settlement in the lawsuit Rael filed against the university for withholding a $175,000 contract buyout.

Wednesday, District Judge James Hall threw out a claim that former Regent John Loehr and business owner Martin Suazo conspired to prevent the payment, said Mike Dickman, Loehr's attorney.

On June 13, the judge dismissed Rael's claim that Loehr and Suazo interfered with the legal process to prevent payment, Dickman said. …

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