Opinions

 

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Court's Web Site Opinions Database

The court's web site provides free access of some opinions, at the discretion of the judges, for the years 1998 to present. The results shown below are automatically displayed for all years, all judges, and all keywords/topics.

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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Adversary     04/10/2007     HomeLoan.Com, Inc. v. Loughborough (In re HomeLoan.Com)     

Proposed findings and conclusions sent to District Court recommending dismissal for failure to prove damages in breach of contract/fiduciary duty adversary.

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 13     04/06/2007     In re Barnes     

Extent of purchase money security interest when traded in vehicle has negative equity.  11 U.S.C. 1325(a)(9) "hanging paragraph".

Abrogated by In re Padgett, 408 B.R. 374 (10th Cir. B.A.P. 2008)(with J. Starzynski concurring in judgment.)

Judge James Starzynski
Dischargeability     04/03/2007     Rapid Temps, Inc., v. Lamon (In re Linda Gail Lamon)     

Non-compete agreement not dischargeable in chapter 7 case.

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 13, Proof of Claim     04/03/2007     In re Sims     

Chapter 13 eligibility.  11 USC 109(e).  Interest on federal judgments. Creditor's accounting for judgment when 2 debtors both liable for a portion of debt.  Discussion of "secured" claims.

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 13, Confirmation, Good Faith     03/27/2007     In re Keenan     

Confirmation Chapter 13.  Good faith.  Best interest of creditors test.  Disposable income test.  Question about what property is estate property.  364 B.R. 786

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 13, Confirmation, Good Faith     03/26/2007     In re Montgomery     

Confirmation Chapter 13.  Good faith.  Best interest of creditors test.

Judge James Starzynski
Recusal     03/19/2007     Farmers & Stockmens Bank v. Carter (In re Sherry L. Carter)     

Court appointed settlement advisor; plaintiff asked court to recuse. 28 U.S.C. 455.

Judge James Starzynski
Reaffirmation Agreements     03/19/2007     In re Farmer     

Reaffirmation.  BAPCPA.  524.

Judge James Starzynski
Reaffirmation Agreements     03/12/2007     In re Anthony R. Wilson and Myra K. Wilson     

Reaffirmation.  BAPCPA.  524.  363 B.R. 220

Judge James Starzynski
Dischargeability     03/07/2007     Merrill v. Internal Revenue Service (In re James Calder Merrill)     

Dischargeability of tax debt.  507(a)(8).

Judge James Starzynski

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