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The District of Arizona offers a database of opinions for the years 2012 to current, listed by year and judge.

Datesort ascending Description Judge
01/24/14 Scannell V. Jp Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. Et Al (2:13-ap-00302-DPC) 01/24/14

Order Setting Priority of Liens

Judge Daniel P. Collins
01/24/14 Scannell v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. et al (2:13-ap-00302-DPC) 01/24/14

Holding: The parties present an issue of first impression, namely, which has priority in Arizona: a restitution lien or a purchase money deed of trust? The Court concludes that a purchase money deed of trust against real property has priority over an earlier recorded restitution lien.

Judge Daniel P. Collins
01/14/14 Joseph Otto Letizia And Zhanhong Chen (3:13-bk-09233-RJH) 01/14/14

Order Sustaining Objection to Claimed Exemptions

Judge Randolph J. Haines (retired)
01/14/14 Joseph Otto Letizia and Zhanhong Chen (3:13-bk-09233-RJH) 01/14/14

Holding: The issue presented is whether the Debtors may exempt two vehicles, concededly utilized primarily for business purposes in a sole proprietorship, using Arizona’s personal item exemptions provided in A.R.S. § 33-1125(8). The Court holds that debtors in Arizona, doing business as sole proprietors, may not exempt vehicles used primarily for business using Arizona personal item exemptions, and instead must use Arizona’s tools of the trade exemptions.

Judge Randolph J. Haines (retired)
09/20/13 Desert Road Builders et al v. Kelland Investments, LLC (0:10-ap-01392-EPB) 09/20/13

Holding: The Court finds and concludes that Defendant failed to prove that the transaction was an equitable mortgage, rather than a sale. Therefore, judgment in favor of Plaintiffs.

Judge Eddward P. Ballinger, Jr.
09/20/13 Desert Road Builders Et Al V. Kelland Investments, Llc (0:10-ap-01392-EPB) 09/20/13

Order for Matter Taken Under Advisement

Judge Eddward P. Ballinger, Jr.
09/19/13 Peter Peter Cottontail, LLC (2:12-bk-23574-RJH) 09/19/13

Holding: The issue in this case is whether a loan modification agreement negotiated between the Debtors and Everkrisp Vegetables, Inc. satisfied the Arizona Statute of Frauds or any of its exceptions. The Court concludes that the agreement did satisfy the Arizona Statute of Frauds, and even had it not, exceptions to the Statute of Frauds apply in this case to make the agreement’s terms enforceable.

Judge Randolph J. Haines (retired)
09/19/13 Peter Peter Cottontail, Llc (2:12-bk-23574-RJH) 09/19/13

Opinion re: Enforceability of Unsigned Loan Modification Agreement

Judge Randolph J. Haines (retired)
09/18/13 Donovan et al v. HIRTH (2:11-ap-00474-DPC) 09/18/13

Order Granting Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Judge Daniel P. Collins
09/16/13 Ian Nehemiah Gray And Cynthia Jackson Gray (3:13-bk-08071-RJH) 09/16/13

Opinion and Order Sustaining Trustee's Objection to Claimed Exemptions

Judge Randolph J. Haines (retired)

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