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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Chapter 12     04/12/2002     Wesley Allen Myers and Sonja Diane Myers     

Setoff of farm program payments, aff'd., 284 B.R. 478  (10th Cir. BAP 2002) (00-11511.112),  aff'd., 362 F.3d 667 (10th Cir. 2004), (00-11511.139)

Judge James Starzynski
Miscellaneous     04/12/2002     Garden Fresh Fruit Market, Inc.     


Judge James Starzynski
Miscellaneous     03/21/2002     Jorge Valencia and Michelle Valencia     

Taxability of punitive damage awards; allocation of jury award by category; 278 B.R. 527  (Bankr. D. N.M. 2002)

Judge James Starzynski
Miscellaneous     02/15/2002     In re Furr's Supermarkets, Inc     

Extension of time to assume lease; prorate expenses pre- and post-petition; aff'd., 283 B.R. 60 (10th Cir. BAP 9/17/02) (01-10779.1880) , appeal dismissed, 01-10779.1934 (10th Cir. 10/28/02)

Judge James Starzynski
Adversary, Dismissal     02/13/2002     Alliance Health Of Santa Teresa, Inc. v. New Mexico Human Services Department     

11th Amendment, Section 106(b), exhaustion of administrative remedies; Proposed findings sent to District Court for disposition; adopted as modified, 99-1140.61 (8/25/05)

Judge James Starzynski
Summary Judgment     02/10/2002     Furr's Supermarkets, Inc. v. MDFC Equipment Leasing Corp. (In re Furr's Supermarkets, Inc.)     

Lease intended as security

Judge James Starzynski
Chapter 13     01/17/2002     Baird W. Knappen     

Modification of plan after surrender of collateral; 281 B.R. 714  (Bankr. D. N.M. 2002)

Judge James Starzynski
Adversary     11/16/2001     Yvette J. Gonzales v. Peoples Bank (In re Brown)     

Lien perfection in stock certificates

Judge James Starzynski
Remand     10/30/2001     B. E. (Bill) Townes v. William J. Ash III (In re Donna Ash)     

Remand; Rooker-Feldman doctrine

Judge James Starzynski
Automatic Stay, Garnishment     10/30/2001     Louis D. Ratliff v. SKJJ Turf Farms Co. (In re Ratliff)     

Auto stay; affirmative duty to stop garnishment

Judge James Starzynski