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NMMI vs. Alumni judge: ‘It all boils down to money’

October 15, 2013 • Local News

Court proceedings began Tuesday between the New Mexico Military Institute and its former Alumni Association, in a case that has pitted brother against brother in a bitter dispute over money and reputations.

At the heart of the issue is whether the Alumni Association can legally keep using the Institute’s name and logos to continue raising money and hold onto $5 million it has collected in the school’s name.

“It all boils down to the money, obviously,” said Eddy County District Court Judge Jane Shuler-Grey, during the proceedings as the Association was discussing the deteriorated relationship.

Shuler-Grey scheduled only one hour for a preliminary injunction hearing and a motion by the Alumni Association to dismiss NMMI’s legal counsel. But she delayed her other morning hearings to allow as much testimony as possible.

By noon, the judge recessed the case until further evidence could be heard. Shuler-Grey said she would make a ruling on the request to dismiss NMMI’s attorneys by the end of this week. Another court Login to read more

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