SANTA FE — Kathy Diaz, co-owner of Monroe’s Restaurants, is withdrawing from a lawsuit challenging the state’s threat of $5,000 fines for violating New Mexico’s public health orders.
Diaz voluntarily dismissed her claims in a short filing Friday, noting that she no longer wished to pursue the litigation.
Plenty of plaintiffs remain, including the owners of K-Bob’s Steakhouse in Clovis, an outdoor mercado in the Socorro area, Frontier Auto Inc., Body & Sol Fitness, Kemp’s Investments, Colfax Tavern & Diner, and J. Jones Massage.
The suit was filed in Curry County, in the 9th Judicial District.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration has not yet responded formally to the lawsuit.