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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Reaffirmation Agreements     12/08/2008     In re Juan F. Martinez     

Reaffirmation agreement not in compliance with Rule 4008 is disapproved.

Judge James Starzynski
Reaffirmation Agreements     11/21/2008     In re Glen W. Smith and Roberta A. Smith     

Reaffirmation agreement not timely filed under Section 524(m) cannot bind the parties.

Judge James Starzynski
Miscellaneous     10/21/2008     In re Simon Pollack     

Court denied motion to expunge public record regarding debtor's bankruptcy filing after case closed.  Records of bankruptcy court must be transparent.

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 11     10/15/2008     May v. Lobo Land, LLC et al. (In re Lobo Land, LLC)     

Chapter 11 plan interpretation, subordination of punitive damage claim, confirmed plan is contract, breach of contract  2008 WL 5157985

Judge James Starzynski
Class Action     10/15/2008     Montano v. First Light Federal Credit Union (In re Montano)     

Class action requirements, numerosity, commonality, typicality, adequacy of representation 398 B.R. 47

Judge James Starzynski
Costs of Litigation     10/15/2008     Gonzales v. Albuquerque Tortilla Co., Inc. (In re Furrs Supermarkets, Inc.)     

Costs of litigation, NM LBR 7054-1, expert witness fee.  2008 WL 5157917

Judge James Starzynski
Summary Judgment     10/08/2008     Otero Federal Credit Union v. Teresa Herrera (In re Teresa Pauline Herrera)     

Court denies summary judgment on intent element of section 523. 2008 WL 5157938

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 13, Confirmation     10/01/2008     In re Michael Keenan and Roberta Keenan     

Confirmation of chapter 13 plan.  Best interest of creditors test.

Judge James Starzynski
Miscellaneous     09/26/2008     In re Anthony John Mendez and Dorothy Mae Mendez     

Equal Access to Justice Act.  Concept of prevailing party.  11 USC 707(b).  2008 WL 5157922

Judge James Starzynski
Dismissal     09/24/2008     Montano v. First Light Federal Credit Union (In re Ralph Montano and Elsie M. Montano)     

Class certification.  Motion to dismiss.  Motion to reconsider.  2008 WL 5157928

Judge James Starzynski