Monroe's owner withdraws from suit on health orders - Albuquerque Journal

Monroe’s owner withdraws from suit on health orders

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.

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