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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Dischargeability     11/12/2012     Griego v. Gonzales     

Objection to dischargeability of debt based on false pretenses, false representation, or actual fraud (§ 523(a)(2)(A)), defalcation while acting in fiduciary capacity, embezzlement or larceny (§ 523(a)(4)), or willful and malicious injury (§ 523(a)(6)).Court found no evidence of debtors’ wrongful conduct with respect to father’s missing funds.Nor was debtor acting in a fiduciary capacity with respect to her father.  483 B.R. 1 (Bankr.D.N.M. 2012);  AP No. 10-1163 – Docket No. 59. 

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Summary Judgment     11/09/2012     Kit Pack Co. v. Friedman, et al.     

Memorandum Opinion on defendants' motion for summary judgment.

Judge David T. Thuma
Adversary, Automatic Stay, Jurisdiction     11/06/2012     In re Daniel William Cook and Yolanda T. Cook     

Motion to alter final decree, reinstate automatic stay, and to retain jurisdiction.

Judge James Starzynski
Avoidance Actions, Judicial Liens - Avoidance     11/05/2012     Andrew J. Perkins     

Order denying motion to avoid judicial lien.

Judge David T. Thuma
Discharge, Injunctions     11/02/2012     Montano v. First Light Federal Credit Union     

Alleged violation of the discharge injunction. Motion for partial summary judgment.

Judge David T. Thuma
Collateral Estoppel, Res Judicata     11/02/2012     Pettingill Enterprises, Inc. v. Blackstone Equipment Financing, L.P.     

Prior adjudication of motion for relief from stay determining that a particular transaction constituted a “true lease” and not a financing arrangement between the parties did not preclude debtor from later asserting a claim for fraudulent transfer.  2012 WL 5387700 (Bankr.D.N.M. Nov. 2, 2012); Case No. 11-12-10515 JA;  AP No. 12-1217 J.   Docket No. 17.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Cause     10/30/2012     Lorina Gutierrez     

Application of Rule 3002.1(i) with respect to creditor’s delay in responding to the notice of final cure payment filed by Chapter 13 Trustee.   Court could extend the time for creditor to respond consistent with Rule 9006(b). 2012 WL 5355964 (Bankr. D.N.M. Oct. 30, 2012);  Case No. 13-07-10502 JA – Docket No. 89.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Abstention, Adversary, Reconsideration, Remand     10/26/2012     Phoenix Environmental, LLC v. Xeric Oil and Gas, Inc. et. al (In re Phoenix Environmental, LLC)     

Motion for reconsideration and/or clarification of order abstaining from hearing adversary proceeding and remanding adversary proceeding to State Court.

Judge James Starzynski
Collateral Estoppel     10/24/2012     Cody Farms, Inc., et al. v. Deerman     

Arbitration award was entitled to collateral estoppel effect in subsequent non-dischargeability adversary proceeding. 482 B.R. 344 (Bankr. D.N.M. 2012); AP No. 10-1019 – Docket No. 34.

Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz
Adversary, Bankruptcy Petition Preparers     10/15/2012     In re: Tashira F. Walters and In re: Maryellen Louvanna Mora     

Court's jurisdiction over a bankruptcy petition preparer and order fixing liability.

Judge James Starzynski