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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
09/21/12 Red Mountain Machinery Company v. Comerica Bank (2:09-ap-00941-CGC) 09/21/12

Holding: Dierich’s activities fall short of what they should have been and the Court has found that some of those activities breached his fiduciary duty to RMMC. Indeed, in the many ways, the facts are so egregious that ever recurring questions are -- can’t something be done about this? Isn’t there some remedy for what he did? How can it be right for him to "get a pass?" But the law requires more than bad acts. It insists that those bad acts be the cause of concrete damage to the plaintiff. And, in this case, the proof is just not there on this critical point, except to the extent Dierich was paid during 2009 by RMMC while at the same time acting in his own interests. For these reasons, judgment will be given to the Defendants on all claims other than for salary disgorgement during 2009. 

Judge Charles G. Case II (retired)
09/13/12 Comercial V.H., S.A. De C.V. (4:12-bk-10933-JMM) 09/13/12

Holding:  An order will be entered which (1) recognizes the CVH Mexican insolvency proceeding as a “foreign main proceeding,” and the role of Alcazar as its “foreign representative,” to act on behalf of the estate of that insolvent entity; but (2) which allows the Pima County Superior Court to continue to administer and ultimately adjudicate the relative rights of all parties claiming an interest in the fund of money presently held in custodia legis in the pending action. 

09/13/12 Delbert C Hodge And Renee D Hodge (2:09-bk-26411-JMM) 09/13/12

Holding:  Court denies Bank United's motion for reconsideration.

09/12/12 Hassayampa Golf Club, Inc. (2:12-bk-06605-RTBP) 09/12/12

Holding: The Court will approve confirmation of the Amended Plan of Reorganization.

Judge Redfield T. Baum (recalled)
09/05/12 Mark Bond and Ashlea Bond (4:11-bk-33849-EWH) 09/05/12

Holding: Debtors’ Schedules and Plan undervalue their ownership interest in Old Chicago Deli as a going concern and violate § 1325 by failing to adequately account for all disposable income. As a result, the Court will enter a separate Order on this date requiring that Debtors calculate the going-concern value of their 70% interest in Old Chicago Deli and amend their Schedules and Plan to reflect this calculation along with the $20,000- $25,000 in additional annual income earned from Old Chicago Deli. 

09/04/12 Bataa/Kierland, LLC (2:11-bk-05850-RJH) 09/04/12

Holding: A secured creditor has moved to “designate,” or disqualify, another secured creditor’s acceptance of the plan of reorganization, pursuant to Bankruptcy Code § 1126(e),1 alleging that the acceptance was not in good faith. The Court denies the motion as untimely and moot and because there is no evidence the vote was cast out of malice, for any improper purpose, or for any reason other than enlightened self-interest consistent with both the voter’s and the plan proponent’s capacities in the bankruptcy case. 

Judge Randolph J. Haines (retired)
07/17/12 First National Acceptance Co. v. Desert Springs Equestrian Center, L.L.C. (4:11-ap-00600-JMM) 07/17/12

Holding: It appears that all of the fees generated by FNAC were reasonable, and taken only in efforts to move FNAC's claims forward to obtain payment or to foreclose upon its collateral in the face of a defaulted promissory note. Moreover, all other fees incurred were due to defending against the positions taken by Desert Springs--through two bankruptcies and its (never-pressed) "defenses" to FNAC's adversary proceeding. Desert Springs' arguments against awarding FNAC's fees and costs are not persuasive. Counsel for Desert Springs will be ordered to pay such fees and costs from the sums held in the trust account for said purpose.  

07/13/12 Sunset Professional Park,LLC (4:09-bk-32194-EWH) 07/13/12

Holding: The Debtor's counsel's application and Debtor's special counsel's application for fees comply with the law, both the Code and the Ninth Circuit conventions for evaluating fee applications. Meanwhile, the Objections filed by Debtor's principal failed to explain with specificity why the Court should reach any other conclusion. Accordingly, a separate Order that will be entered on the same day as this Memorandum Decision, granting both applications in full. 

07/10/12 Bataa/Kierland, LLC (2:11-bk-05850-RJH) 07/10/12

Holding: The Court finds and concludes that the Debtor has met the requirements for confirmation under the Bankruptcy Code and that the Plan should be confirmed. 

Judge Randolph J. Haines (retired)
06/26/12 Mountainside Fitness Centers Of Gilbert, L.L.C. ; Thomas John Hatten (2:10-bk-23734-CGC) 06/26/12

Holding: Therefore, the landlord, R.S. Lots’ § 502(b)(6) damages consist of base rent and additional rent for the greater of one year or 15% of the remaining term of the Lease, calculated from the petition date. Any prepetition rent and damages awarded by this Court or the superior court not already paid are owed in full. R.S. Lots may recover from either Mountainside as lessor or Hatten as guarantor, but may recover only once. 

Judge Charles G. Case II (retired)