Challenging Gov. Susana Martinez’ authority may be the legal quagmire du jour, but the rumblings within the ranks of New Mexico’s state government aren’t any less loud—or, for that matter, any less common.
To the casual observer, Lloyd Swartz looks like every other middle-aged guy hosting a yard sale on a Saturday afternoon in May. From the driveway of his modest adobe house, but Swartz carries the stigma of a sex offender crime.
At first blush, it sounds like the epitome of a frivolous lawsuit: A Santa Fe man sues Whole Foods Market, alleging he was hurt by flying boxes of mandarin oranges. But the allegations in this case, scheduled to go to trial next week, are more serious.