New Mexico Businesses Seek Compensation for COVID-19 Closures

New Mexico Businesses Say They Deserve Compensation

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico businesses experienced a number of shutdowns and re-openings. A number of businesses contend that they deserve compensation from the state for lost revenue.

New Mexico Closed

The State’s Position

The state argues that the order doesn’t constitute a regulatory seizure of property — as the businesses claim. Instead, it is an exercise of the state’s police powers and restricts the use of business property only temporarily, for a proper purpose.

Will the U.S. Supreme Court be Next?

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to consider any case similar to this one, Dunn said. However, he thinks that this case could wind up in Washington, DC.



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Ryan Carpenter serves as Attorney and Managing Director of Carpenter Wellington. Ryan advises clients across a broad set of corporate and commercial matters.