NMMI Alumni Association loses name, logos

November 19, 2013 • Local News

The ousted New Mexico Military Institute’s Alumni Association was dealt a crucial blow Monday when a judge ordered the embattled group to immediately stop using the Institute’s name, logos and crest.

Eddy County Judge Jane Shuler-Gray ruled against the Association as part of a lawsuit filed by NMMI against its former alumni fundraising organization.

NMMI’s attorney, Richard Olson of Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor and Martin, said the decision was important.

Olson argued during the hearing in October that the Association’s continued use of the school’s name, logos and marks violated its now-terminated contract and caused irreparable harm to the Institute.

“We think it’s important,” Olson said. “It enjoins them from using the name, logos and marks, as they contracted to do. It’s significant. It is enforcing a critical and significant portion of the contract.”

The Association’s attorney, Jeffery Dahl, said his clients would be considering their options following the ruling.

“We don’t have any comment,” Dahl said. “We’re going to be Login to read more

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