Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Seth E. Pierce of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, Los Angeles, California ( Gilbert S. Lee of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, Los Angeles, California, and Andrew G. Schultz of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico, with him on the briefs), for Defendant-Appellant.
Sid Childress , Sante Fe, New Mexico, for Plaintiff-Appellee.
Before KELLY, GORSUCH, and McHUGH, Circuit Judges.
GORSUCH, Circuit Judge.
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