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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Dischargeability     11/20/2012     Trujillo v. Kelly et al.     

Plaintiffs seek a judgment that the debtor's obilgation to them in nondischargeable.

Judge David T. Thuma
Abstention, Adversary, Summary Judgment     11/20/2012     Scarborough v. Angel Fire Resort Operations, LLC (In re: Angel Fire Corporation (The) and Angel Fire Ski Corporation)     

Motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, and motion to abstain.

Judge James Starzynski
Proof of Claim, Standing, Summary Judgment     11/16/2012     Felipe Higadera     

Debtor's objection to amended proof of claim.

Judge David T. Thuma
Due Process, Service     11/15/2012     Montoya v. Moreno     

Plaintiff failed to satisfy Rule 7004 by attempting to serve  non-debtor co-owner of real property by sending summons and complaint by mail to the post office box listed as the address on file in the county tax assessor’s office for the owners of the property.   2012 WL 5614089 (Bankr. D.N.M.  Nov. 15, 2012);  Case No. 7-09-10073 JL;  AP No. 09-1174 – Docket No. 46.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Avoidance Actions     11/14/2012     Bloom v. The Behles Law Firm PC, et al.     

Memorandum Opinion on plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment.  Complaint to Determine the validity, extent, and priority of liens against property of the estate. The narrow issue of New Mexico secured transaction law is addressed.

Judge David T. Thuma
Dischargeability     11/12/2012     Griego v. Gonzales     

Objection to dischargeability of debt based on false pretenses, false representation, or actual fraud (§ 523(a)(2)(A)), defalcation while acting in fiduciary capacity, embezzlement or larceny (§ 523(a)(4)), or willful and malicious injury (§ 523(a)(6)).Court found no evidence of debtors’ wrongful conduct with respect to father’s missing funds.Nor was debtor acting in a fiduciary capacity with respect to her father.  483 B.R. 1 (Bankr.D.N.M. 2012);  AP No. 10-1163 – Docket No. 59. 

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Summary Judgment     11/09/2012     Kit Pack Co. v. Friedman, et al.     

Memorandum Opinion on defendants' motion for summary judgment.

Judge David T. Thuma
Adversary, Automatic Stay, Jurisdiction     11/06/2012     In re Daniel William Cook and Yolanda T. Cook     

Motion to alter final decree, reinstate automatic stay, and to retain jurisdiction.

Judge James Starzynski
Avoidance Actions, Judicial Liens - Avoidance     11/05/2012     Andrew J. Perkins     

Order denying motion to avoid judicial lien.

Judge David T. Thuma
Collateral Estoppel, Res Judicata     11/02/2012     Pettingill Enterprises, Inc. v. Blackstone Equipment Financing, L.P.     

Prior adjudication of motion for relief from stay determining that a particular transaction constituted a “true lease” and not a financing arrangement between the parties did not preclude debtor from later asserting a claim for fraudulent transfer.  2012 WL 5387700 (Bankr.D.N.M. Nov. 2, 2012); Case No. 11-12-10515 JA;  AP No. 12-1217 J.   Docket No. 17.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz