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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Collateral Estoppel, Discharge, Dischargeability     03/27/2013     Brito, et al v. Luna     

Dischargeability under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(2), (a)(4), and/or (a)(6), and denial of discharge under 11 U.S.C. §§ 727(a)(3) and/or (a)(4). 

Judge David T. Thuma
Jurisdiction, Reaffirmation Agreements     03/26/2013     Katherine A. Maynard and James Maynard     

Motion to reopen case to challenge the enforceability of a reaffirmation agreement.

Judge David T. Thuma
Class Action, Discharge Injunction     03/21/2013     Montano v. First Light Federal Credit Union     

Plaintiffs allege that Defendant violated the discharge injunction.  Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injuctive relief (Class 1) and compensatory and punitive damages (Class 2).

Judge David T. Thuma
Adversary Proceedings - Procedural Matters     03/21/2013     Montano v. First Light Federal Credit Union     

Declaratory and injunctive relief (Class 1) and compensatory and punitive damages (Class 2).

Judge David T. Thuma
Collateral Estoppel, Dischargeability, Summary Judgment     03/19/2013     Sierra Chemicals, LLC v. Mosley     

Motion for summary judgment. 

Judge David T. Thuma
Adversary Proceedings - Procedural Matters, Valuation     03/19/2013     Matilde Flores Hamilton     

Motion for relief from order granting motion for valuation of collateral. 

Judge David T. Thuma
Default Judgment, Reconsideration     03/15/2013     Jacoby, et al v. Akbari-Shahmirzadi     

Motion to reconsider order granting partial summary judgment as to liability.  

Judge David T. Thuma
Avoidance Actions, Fraudulent Transfers, Ponzi Scheme Issues, Standing     03/11/2013     Wagner v. Wilson     

In a case involving a Ponzi scheme, the Court found that: (1) VCR had an interest in the allegedly stolen funds; (2) the trustee had standing to pursue the fraudulent transfer claims; (4) the trustee’s claims were not barred by the doctrine of in pari delicto; and (4) the trustee sufficiently stated her claims.  The Court declined to address the stockbroker defense under 11 U.S.C. § 546(e) or the good faith defense under 11 U.S.C. § 548(c) in the context of a motion to dismiss.  Adv. No. 12-1142 (Bkrtcy.D.N.M. March 11, 2013).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Employment of Professionals     03/06/2013     First State Bancorporation     

Trustee was prohibited from retaining as special litigation counsel a law firm that also represented a creditor.   Dual representation of a creditor in the bankruptcy case and the trustee in special litigation against another creditor of the estate constituted a disqualifying conflict.   Application of 11 U.S.C. § 327. 2013 WL 823414 (Bankr.D.N.M. March 6, 2013); Case No. 7-11-11916 JA – Docket 157

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Discharge, Summary Judgment     03/05/2013     Century Bank v. Scheid     

Plaintiff seeks to have Defendants' discharge denied under 11 U.S.C. §§ 727(a)(3) and (a)(5).  Motion for summary judgment.

Judge David T. Thuma