Horton v. State of New Mexico
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Class Action Notice

If a State Police Officer or the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Seized Cash from You from August 25, 2002 to February 18, 2011, You May be Entitled to Return of the Money.

This proposed Class Action Settlement concerns the alleged unlawful seizing of cash by State Police Officers and its retention or transfer to the federal government by the Department of Public Safety ("DPS").

If State Police Officers seized your money or your family’s money between the dates of August 25, 2002 to February 18, 2011, you may be legally entitled to the return of that money. Failure to act could compromise your rights. A lawsuit has been brought, and the parties have proposed a settlement.

The Court has certified the following class: “All persons who may have had or have a property interest in cash seized by DPS between August 25, 2002 to February 18, 2011, where the cash was transferred to the federal government by DPS or the cash was or has been retained by DPS. For the purpose of this definition, DPS means the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and its agencies, including the Motor transportation Division and its employees.” This settlement is on behalf of the members of the class as defined. Any other person who does not fit in the definition of the class is excluded from this agreement. This settlement is a compromise of disputed claims.

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Please Note The Following Important Dates:

Case Relevant Event Date
A Claim Form must be postmarked or filed online by February 17, 2015
An Exclusion must be postmarked on or before February 17, 2015
An Objection must be postmarked or delivered to the parties no later than February 6, 2015
The Final Approval Hearing will take place on March 13, 2015