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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Chapter 11, Dismissal or Conversion     06/22/2012     In re Rubin     

Court converts individual chapter 11 non-consumer debtors to chapter 7.  Estate had been depleted approximately $11,700 per month for living expenses.  Substantial or continuing loss to or diminution of the estate and absence of reasonable likelihood of rehabilitation.  2012 WL 2374240

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 11, Dismissal or Conversion     06/08/2012     In re Brutsche     

Conversion chapter 11 to chapter 7.  Section 1112(b).  Discussion of "rehabilitation" versus "reorganization."  Continuing loss to estate.  476 B.R. 298.

Judge James Starzynski
Automatic Stay     06/07/2012     In re Acevedo     

Motion to continue automatic stay.  Section 362(c)(3). 2012 WL 2062399.

Judge James Starzynski
Discharge     05/24/2012     Vencill v. Spain     

A discharge granted in a Chapter 7 case does not discharge a creditor's lien against property of the debtor. The discharge operates as an injunction against any act to collect a prepetition debt as a personal liability of the debtor. Case No. 11-10112-j7 (Bankr.D.N.M. J. Jacobvitz 2012).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Dismissal     05/23/2012     Jean-Pierre Schafroth and Gertrud Schafroth     

A debtor does not have an absolute right to dismiss a voluntary Chapter 7 case. Whether dismissal should be granted falls within the Court's sound discretion.  Case No. 11-13685-j7 (Bankr.D.N.M. J.Jacobvitz 2012).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Automatic Stay, Chapter 11     05/17/2012     Xtra Petroleum Transport, Inc. v. Brad Hall & Associates, Inc     

Discussion about whether the automatic stay applies to property which is not property of the estate.  --B.R.--, 2012 WL 1804991 (Bankr.D.N.M. J.Jacobvitz 2012).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Collateral Estoppel     05/10/2012     Doe et al v. Martinez et al     

A plea of "no contest" in a criminal proceeding does not satisfy the requirement that an issue be "actually litigated" in order to establish collateral estoppel under New Mexico law.  2012 WL 1641926 (Bankr.D.N.M. J. Jacobvitz 2012).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Default Judgment     05/04/2012     Luna v. Coombs (In re William Devlin Coombs and Christina May Coombs)     

Discussion of damages after default judgment; foreseeability.  2012 WL 1578756.

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 11     05/04/2012     Cottonwood Corners Phase v LLC     

A debtor is required to include post-petition, pre-confirmation interest arrears as part of a secured creditor's claim, and to pay interest on such arrears, in order to satisfy 11 U.S.C. § 1129(b)(2)(A)(iii).  Case no. 11-12663-j11 (Bankr.D.N.M. J.Jacobvitz 2012).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Adversary Proceedings - Procedural Matters     04/24/2012     CredAmerica, LLC et al v Izzi     

Under the applicable standard for evaluating a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, the complaint must contain enough facts to state a cause of action that is "plausible on its face." To withstand dismissal, a plaintiff must sufficiently allege all facts necessary to support the required elements under the legal theory proposed. CredAmerica, LLC v. Izzi , 2012 WL 1424920 (Bankr.D.N.M. 2012, J. Jacobvitz).

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz