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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Adversary     09/07/2012     Montoya v. Pacheco (In re Anthony C. Salcido)     

Setoff, recoupment, anticipatory breach of contract, New Mexico damages law.  2012 WL 3904535.

Judge James Starzynski
Abstention     08/21/2012     Phoenix Environmental, LLC v. Xeric Oil and Gas, Inc. (In re Phoenix Environmental, LLC)     

Mandatory Abstention.  2012 WL 3637915.   Note: This opinion was amended by one entered 9/27/12, listed below.  Amended Memo Opinion on Mandatory Abstention, replaces 8/22/12 opinion.  Both opinions were withdrawn on 9/28/12.  12-1007.37.  The order was set aside on 9/28/12.  12-1007.38.

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 11     08/15/2012     In re Furr's Supermarkets, Inc.     

Reclamation claims are valueless if secured creditor has lien on all inventory and is undersecured.  2012 WL 3396146.

Judge James Starzynski
Preference     08/10/2012     Dill v. Brad Hall & Assoc., Inc. (In re Indian Capitol Distributing, Inc.)     

Preference defense.  547(c).  Contemporaneous exchange.  Ordinary business terms.  2012 WL 3292891.

Judge James Starzynski
Summary Judgment     08/09/2012     Gila Regional Medical Center v. Lobera (In re Alex Lobera)     

Court denies motion for summary judgment based on res judicata argument that Court's earlier failure to dismiss case as abusive precluded denial of discharge.  Court also finds that bankruptcy courts may enter money judgments.  2012 WL 3263730.

Judge James Starzynski
Appeals     08/06/2012     In re Brutsche     

Stay pending appeal.  Rule 8005.  Elements.

Judge James Starzynski
Avoidance Actions, Fraudulent Transfers, Ponzi Scheme Issues     08/02/2012     Wagner v. Pruett     

Addresses fraudulent transfers in a Ponzi scheme case.  Adversary No. 11-1185-j (Bankr.D.N.M. August 2, 2012 J. Jacobvitz).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Chapter 13     07/30/2012     Yaryan-Parks Trust v. Martinez (In re Patricia F. Martinez)     

Mobile home was included in bankruptcy estate despite state court foreclosure because debtor remained in possession and sale had not occured.  Section 1322.  Discusses remedies available under NM UCC.  ___ B.R. ___, 2012 WL 3071227.

Judge James Starzynski
Automatic Stay     07/30/2012     In re Smith     

Automatic stay did not apply to state court suit by lessor under assumed contract after confirmation of Chapter 12 plan.  Lack of jurisdiction.  2012 WL 2885794.

Judge James Starzynski
Attorneys Fees     06/26/2012     Kitts Development, LLC     

In a Chapter 11 case, whether the services benefitted the estate and therefore were necessary is a threshold requirement for attorney compensation; if counsel's services conferred no likely benefit to the estate, the fees are not compensable. "Benefit" to the estate is measured in part by considering whether the services were necessary to the administration of, or beneficial at the time which the service was rendered, the completion of, a case under this title.  2012 WL 2411856 (Bankr.D.N.M. 2012 J. Jacobvitz).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz