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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Garnishment, Standing, Stay Violation     01/04/2013     Marques v. APD, Inc. et al     

Debtor lacks standing to assert a motion for turnover under 11 U.S.C. § 542 based on pre-petition wage garnishment and lacks standing to assert a claim for violation of automatic stay even with respect to garnished funds retained post-petition.  2013 WL 74606 (Bankr. D.N.M. Jan.  4, 2013); Case No. 7-12-11773 JA;  AP No.  12-1194 – Docket No. 93.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Dismissal, Good Faith     12/28/2012     Robert H. Quinn, Jr. and Stephanie S. Quinn,     

A debtor’s pre-petition and post-petition good faith is relevant to the determination of whether a Chapter 7 case may be dismissed for “cause” under § 707(a).  Trustee could not use motion to dismiss under § 707(a) as a substitute for filing a motion to convert.  490 B.R. 607 (Bankr. D. N.M. 2012);  Case No. 7-12-10079 JA – Docket No. 113.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Dischargeability     12/21/2012     Lastra v. United States of America et. al     

Cross motions for summary judgment on the dischargeability of certain federal income taxes.

Judge David T. Thuma
Automatic Stay     12/21/2012     Mountain Edge LLC     

Chapter 11 debtor's plan of reorganization and creditor's request for relief from automatic stay.

Judge David T. Thuma
Equitable Estoppel     12/20/2012     Florie Baca and Abran A. Baca     

Court interprets meaning and application of Rule 3002.1(f), Notice of Final Cure Payment with respect to debtor’s post-petition payments.  2012 WL 6647733 (Bankr. D.N.M. Dec. 20, 2012); 13-10-10765 JA – Docket No. 76.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Adversary, Discharge, Dischargeability     12/05/2012     U.S. Trustee v. Cortes (In re: Paul L. Cortes)     

Complaint to deny discharge under section 727. Judgment in favor of defendant for discharge.

Judge James Starzynski
Reconsideration     12/05/2012     Bloom v. The Behles Law Firm PC, et al.     

Motion to reconsider the Court's partial summary judgment.

Judge David T. Thuma
Proof of Claim, Standing, Summary Judgment     12/03/2012     Kaye Elizabeth Sandford     

Motion for summary judgment resolving secured claim objection in a chapter 11 case.

Judge David T. Thuma
Adversary, Preference     11/30/2012     Dill v. Brewer Oil Co. (In re: Indian Capitol Distributing, Inc.)     

Complaint seeking recovery of money as preferential transfers and preserving their value for the estate.

Judge James Starzynski
Abstention     11/26/2012     Jefferson Pilot Investments, Inc. v. Cottonwood Corners Phase V, LLC.     

Court permissively abstained from hearing adversary proceeding commenced by creditor to determine whether its claims are secured by real estate and whether the creditor has any interest in the debtor’s claims asserted against another bankruptcy estate.   2012 WL 5906883 (Bankr. D.N.M. Nov. 26, 2012); Case No. 11-11-12633 JA;  AP No. 12-1237 J – Docket No. 12.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz