No. 13167.

632 P.2d 350 (1981)

96 N.M. 473

EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Stewart M. PINKERTON, Jr., et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Supreme Court of New Mexico.

April 21, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Martin, Martin, Lutz & Cresswell, Stephen A. Hubert, James T. Martin, Las Cruces, for plaintiffs-appellants.

Bivins, Weinbrenner, Regal, Richards & Paulowsky, William W. Bivins, Neil Weinbrenner, Campbell, Reeves, Burn, Dolan & Burn, T.K. Campbell, Las Cruces, for defendants-appellees.


PAYNE, Justice.

Three public utilities sought to condemn certain lands of seven defendants for the purpose of constructing transmission lines. The jury returned a consolidated condemnation award for the defendants in the amount of $203,000.00. El Paso Electric appealed. It raises four points on appeal: (1) that the court erred in giving a jury instruction which allowed the jury to consider loss of crops as an element of special damages; (2) that...

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