New Mexico Statutes Chapter 39. Judgments, Costs, Appeals § 39-3-22. Supersedeas and stay in civil actions

A. There shall be no supersedeas or stay of execution upon any final judgment or decision of the district court in any civil action in which an appeal has been taken or a writ of error sued out unless the appellant or plaintiff in error, or some responsible person for the appellant or plaintiff in error, within sixty days from the entry of the judgment or decision, executes a bond to the adverse party in double the amount of the judgment complained of, with sufficient sureties, and approved by the clerk of the district court in case of appeals or by the clerk of the supreme court in case of writ of error.  The bond shall be conditioned for the payment of the judgment and all costs that may be finally adjudged against the appellant or plaintiff in error if the appeal or writ of error is dismissed or the judgment or decision of the district court is affirmed.  The district court, for good cause shown, may grant the appellant not to exceed thirty days' additional time within which to file the bond, and a like extension of time may be granted by the supreme court in cases of writs of error upon a like showing.

B. If the decision appealed from, or from which a writ of error is sued out, is for a recovery other than a fixed amount of money, the amount of the bond, if any, shall be fixed by the district court if an appeal is taken or, in case of a writ of error, by the chief justice or any justice of the supreme court, conditioned that the appellant or plaintiff in error shall prosecute the appeal or writ of error with diligence and that if the decision of the district court is affirmed or the appeal or writ of error is dismissed, the appellant or plaintiff in error will comply with the judgment of the district court and pay all damages and costs finally adjudged against the appellant or plaintiff in error in the district court and in the supreme court or court of appeals on the appeal or writ of error, including any legal damages caused by taking the appeal, whether the damages are assessed upon motion in the cause or in a civil action on the bond.

C. In any civil action involving a signatory, a successor of a signatory or any affiliate of a signatory to the master settlement agreement, as defined in Subsection E of Section 6-4-12 NMSA 1978 , the supersedeas bond required of all appellants collectively in order to stay the execution of a judgment during the entire course of appellate review shall not exceed one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000), regardless of the amount of the judgment.

D. Upon approval of a bond provided for in this section and upon filing the bond, in case of appeal with the clerk of the district court and in case of writ of error with the clerk of the supreme court, there shall be a stay of proceedings in the action until the appeal or writ of error is finally determined.

E. In all cases where an appeal has been taken or a writ of error sued out against any interlocutory judgment, order or decision of the district court, from any final order affecting a substantial right made after entry of a final judgment or from any proceeding or conviction of civil contempt, supersedeas may be granted under the provisions of this section, but the bond shall be filed within thirty days from the entry of such judgment, order, decision or conviction and no extension of time for the filing of the bond shall be granted in excess of ten days.

F. Any supersedeas granted under this section in any matter appealed to the supreme court or court of appeals shall automatically continue in effect pending any action or further review that may be taken in the supreme court or court of appeals.

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