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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Abstention     10/15/2004     Heller Financial, Inc., et al. v. Joe G. Maloof & Co. (In re Furr's Supermarkets, Inc.)     

Court abstained from claims by Furr's secured lenders against liquor wholesalers on issues as yet undecided by state law.  28 USC 1334(c).  (same opinion entered in 6 different adversaries brought by same plaintiff)

Judge James Starzynski
Summary Judgment     10/15/2004     VDP, Inc. v. Kendal M. Emory (In re VDP, Inc.)     

Court denied Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, Rule 56, on a defendant's counterclaim on issue of damages.  Affidavit contradicted earlier sworn testimony.

Judge James Starzynski
Dismissal     10/14/2004     Western Bank - Alamogordo, et al. v. Meadow Valley Contractors, Inc. (In re Danley)     

Motion to dismiss, FRCP 12(b)(6), with exhibits; exhibits not considered and motion not converted to one for summary judgment; elements of conversion;   secured creditor can pursue conversion claim;  replevin, NMSA 42-8-1;  secured creditor can use 105 to remedy damages from violation of automatic stay, 362.

Judge James Starzynski
Automatic Stay, Discharge, Jurisdiction     10/10/2004     Susan Mary Nevitt     

524(e) Discharge of debtor does not affect liability of any other entity on the debt; fraudulently transferred asset is not property of estate, 541(a); automatic stay does not generally protect actions against nonfiling codebtors, 362; Bankruptcy Court lacks jurisdiction over disputes between third parties; judicial notice, FRE 201(b)

Judge James Starzynski
Discharge     10/06/2004     National Printing and Packaging Co. v. Cynthia M. Stearns (In re Stearns)     

Revocation of discharge, 727(d); "fraud in fact" must be discovered after discharge

Judge James Starzynski
Confirmation     10/06/2004     Randall S. Ferguson and Donna Renee Ferguson     

"Totality of circumstances" considerations in chapter 13 plan confirmation;  reduced retirement funding could continue if debtors made up difference.

Judge James Starzynski
Exemptions     10/05/2004     Andrew Gregory Fresquez and Debbie Ella Fresquez     

Debtors cannot amend to exempt fraudulently omitted asset.  522

Judge James Starzynski
Abstention     10/01/2004     Western Bank - Alamogordo, et al. v. Joel T. Danley (In re Danley)     

Removed foreclosure case: abstention, remand, 28 USC 1334(c); noncore

Judge James Starzynski
Automatic Stay     09/30/2004     Joel T. Danley     

Automatic stay; 362(d)

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 11, Confirmation     09/28/2004     Investment Company of the Southwest, Inc.     

Cram down confirmation of chapter 11 plan; fair & equitable; feasibility; absolute priority rule; release prices for properties subject to blanket lien, rev'd.341 B.R. 298 (10th Cir. BAP 2006)

Judge James Starzynski