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Keywords/Topic Date Title Description Judge
Avoidance Actions     04/07/2003     Yvette J Gonzales, et al. v. Internal Revenue Service (In re Silver)     

Property of estate; competing liens; 302 B.R. 720  (Bankr. D. N.M. 2003), aff'd in part and rev'd in part, 303 B.R. 849 (10th Cir BAP 2004) (99-1240.54), supplemented by 305 B.R. 381 (10th Cir. BAP 2004)(unpublished) (99-1240.55)

Judge James Starzynski
Attorneys Fees     04/01/2003     Qudrat S. Kapoor     

Apportionment of fees of successive attorneys; attorney charging lien

Judge James Starzynski
Abstention     03/26/2003     HomeLoan.com,Inc. v. William Loughborough (In re Loraca International, Inc.)     

Abstention; bankruptcy jurisdiction

Judge James Starzynski
Attorneys Fees, Dischargeability     03/18/2003     Susan B. Dessauer v. Venetia Dawn Davison (In re Davison)     

523(d) attorney fees, appeal dismissed, 01-1217.49 (10th Cir. BAP 7/15/03)

Judge James Starzynski
Avoidance Actions     03/13/2003     Everett Emmitt Autrey v. New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (In re Autrey)     

505, Tax liens, priority

Judge James Starzynski
Automatic Stay     02/07/2003     John R.Taylor     

Automatic stay; state court contempt proceeding

Judge James Starzynski
Attorneys Fees     12/19/2002     Asset Management Corporation     

Creditor's attorney fees, substantial contribution, 503(b)(3)(D), 503(b)(4)

Judge James Starzynski
Adversary, Miscellaneous     10/23/2002     Carla J. Chavez v. Internal Revenue Service (In re Chavez)     

Ruling on motion for new trial or amendment of findings and conclusions

Judge James Starzynski
Avoidance Actions     09/30/2002     Carla J. Chavez v. Internal Revenue Service (In re Chavez)     

NM Taxation & Revenue liens, NM Department of Labor liens, community property law, due process concerns.  aff'd., 305 B.R. 381 (10th Cir. BAP 12/18/03)(unpublished)(01-1186.77), further appeal dismissed, 01-1186.79  (10th Cir. 5/26/04)

Judge James Starzynski
Miscellaneous     09/23/2002     Carol S. Dimeff v. Deborra S. Good (In re Good)     

Res judicata

Judge James Starzynski