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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Reaffirmation Agreements     09/12/2012     Narro v. Ford Motor Credit (In re Miguel Narro and Jane M. Narro)     

No violation of discharge injunction found when creditor repossesses collateral despite fact debtors were not in default postpetition when their reaffirmation agreement was not enforceable.  Also, no bankruptcy jurisdiction under these facts.  2012 WL 4027258.

Judge James Starzynski
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  Both opinions were withdrawn on 9/28/12.  12-1007.37.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
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
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