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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Chapter 13, Confirmation     03/22/2010     In re James E. and Meredith A. Cleaver     

Chapter 13 confirmation, 1325, disposable income, income tax refunds, retirement loan repayments, court ordered payments, telecommunications services, education expenses, additional food and clothing expenses.  426 B.R. 390

Judge James Starzynski
Summary Judgment     03/18/2010     Wright v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.     

Adversary No. 09-1048 (Docket No. 59) (Bankr.D.N.M. 03/18/10, J. Jacobvitz)

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Waiver     03/12/2010     Jean Draper     

Acceptance of payment after expiration of the cure period waived right to terminate a real estate contract based on failure to cure by timely making the payment that was accepted.   2010 WL 963987 (Bankr.D.N.M. 2010, J. Jacobvitz)

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Attorneys Fees     03/12/2010     Wilma G. Romero     

The Court reduced the hourly rate for chapter 13 debtor's counsel from $250 to $200 - 2010 WL 964209 (Bankr.D.N.M. 2010, J. Jacobvitz)

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Administrative Claims     03/11/2010     In re Joe Thomas Turner and Ru Than Turner     

IRS administrative tax claims, sections 507, 503.  2010 WL 964199

Judge James Starzynski
Trustee     03/11/2010     In re Harry Carlton Wiley and Virginia Ruth Wiley     

Elements trustee must show to compromise under rule 9019.  2010 WL 964082

Judge James Starzynski
Stay - Annulment     03/04/2010     Kline v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. et al     

Annulment of stay denied when sought solely to defeat a claim for damages for willful violation of the stay.  USBC, DNM, Adversary No. 09-1035 (Bankr. D.N.M., 03-04-2010, J. Jacobvitz)

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Chapter 13, Confirmation     03/02/2010     In re Michael and Ramona Keenan     

Cannot modify plan to create a subordinated class after confirmation of 13 plan.  In chapter 13, debtors lack standing to raise subordination.  Subordination requires adversary proceeding.  2010 WL 780098

Judge James Starzynski
Exemptions     02/24/2010     Matthew James Channon     

Court denies objection to claim of exemption. The objection was based on conversion of nonexempt assets to exempt form (a Roth IRA) shortly prior to commencement of the chapter 7 case while a creditor was in hot pursuit. 424 B.R. 895 (Bankr. D.N.M. 2010, J. Jacobvitz)

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Sanctions     02/23/2010     McCabe v. Harmes (In re Richard Harmes)     

Rule 9011 sanctions imposed against defendant in 523 action for attempting to reopen case and set aside default judgment without just cause.  Sanction not limited to attorney fees expended.  423 B.R. 678

Judge James Starzynski