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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Abstention     02/11/2005     Cook v. Garrett Capital     

"Default", motion to stay proceedings pending resolution of abstention, Rule 5011(c)

Judge James Starzynski
Dismissal or Conversion, Summary Judgment     02/09/2005     Roosevelt County Electr. Coop. Inc v. Morgan     

523(a)(6), Conversion, summary judgment

Judge James Starzynski
Exemptions     01/24/2005     Beeson     

42-10-3 NMSA, 522, exemption, liability insurance

Judge James Starzynski
Discharge     01/12/2005     Water Quality Services, Inc. v. Dick     

727, Denial of discharge

Judge James Starzynski
Adversary, Dismissal     12/30/2004     J & B Automotive, Inc. v. Martinez (In re Martinez)     

Motion to dismiss dischargeability complaint.  Rules 4007 and 9006.

Judge James Starzynski
Dismissal     11/05/2004     Carolyn Still Takhar v. Pedro A. Romero (In re Takhar)     

Over opposition of defendant, Court granted plaintiff's motion to dismiss after plan confirmed because court lost jurisdiction over the property.  Section 1141(b).

Judge James Starzynski
Dismissal     11/05/2004     First National Bank of Omaha v. James Michael Plisko (In re Plisko)     

Motion to dismiss.  Laches inapplicable to timely filed 523 action.  Adversary need not be served within the 60 day time limit of Rule 4007(c) as long as summons served within 10 days of issuance.  Elements of fraud, 523(a)(2)(A).

Judge James Starzynski
Automatic Stay     10/28/2004     Sutro-Sandia Corporation     

Court sua sponte terminates stay one day after petition filed in abusive filing case; U.S. Magistrate's Proposed Findings and Conclusions, 04-17848.21 (2/23/05); U.S. District Court adopted Magistrate's FFCL, 04-17848.22 (3/29/05), as amended 04-17848.24 (4/7/05), and on appeal to Tenth Circuit, 04-17848.26 (5/9/05), appeal dismissed as moot, 180 Fed.Appx. 35 (10th Cir. 2006).

Judge James Starzynski
Attorneys Fees     10/18/2004     Angel Fire Resort Operations, LLC., v. Lewis Pierce (In re Angel Fire Corporation)     

Court may award fees and costs incurred as a result of removal upon remand.  28 USC 1447(c).

Judge James Starzynski
Summary Judgment     10/15/2004     VDP, Inc. v. Kendal M. Emory (In re VDP, Inc.)     

One Defendant's motion for summary judgment denied for question of fact.  Procedures required by NM LBR 7056-1.

Judge James Starzynski