Unpublished Opinions

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Date Case Information and Summary
Judge
08/01/2018 Myong Leeds, 11-19593-mkn
(Amended) Order Regarding SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC's Motion to Retroactively Annul the Automatic Stay
Nakagawa
07/24/2018 Charleston Associates, LLC v. RA Southeast Land Company, LLC, 10-01452-mkn
Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
Nakagawa
07/24/2018 Charleston Associates, LLC v. RA Southeast Land Company, LLC, 10-01452-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
Nakagawa
07/24/2018 Charleston Associates, LLC, 13-10499-mkn
Order on Motion to Enforce Plan by Requiring Payment of Plan Payments or, in the Alternative, Conversion of a Case to Chapter 7
Nakagawa
07/06/2018 EB Holdings II, Inc., 17-12642-mkn
Order on GLAS USA LLC's Motion Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §362(d) for Relief from the Automatic Stay
Nakagawa
06/01/2018 Theodora Hart, 18-11534-mkn
Order on Joint Motion of Nikolaos Touroutoglou, M.D. and Benchmark Capital, LLC to (1) Dismiss or Convert to Chapter 7 Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1112(b) for Bad Faith, (2) Terminate Automatic Stay or Confirm Stay Terminates Automatically 30 Days After Filing; and (3) Ban Debtor from Refiling for Bankruptcy Without Prior Court Approval Through April 1, 2024
Nakagawa
05/18/2018 Warner Holdings, LLC v. Drew Levy, 17-01232-mkn
Order on Plaintiff Warner Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Sun Valley Electric Supply Company's Motion for Summary Judgment
Nakagawa
05/17/2018 Danuta Chorzepa and Tadeusz Chorzepa, 11-27142-mkn
(Amended) Order on SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC's Motion to Retroactively Annul the Automatic Stay
Nakagawa
05/16/2018 Mohave Agrarian Group, LLC, 16-10025-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Reorganized Debtor's Motion for Order: (I) Reopening Chapter 11 Case; And (II) Enforcing Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan
Nakagawa
04/20/2018 Ralph Steven Lewis, 15-15696-mkn
Order on Objection to Proof of Claim
Nakagawa
04/19/2018 Ovidiu Remus Ene, 17-14384-mkn
Order on Creditor Fank Vassout's Motion to Lift Automatic Stay
Nakagawa
04/12/2018 American West Development, Inc., 12-12349-mkn
Order on Reorganized Debtor's Motion (I) to Reopen Chapter 11 Case; and (II) for an Order to Show Cause Why Scott Lyle Graves Canarelli and His Counsel Should Not Be Held in Contempt for Violating Plan Discharge, Exculpation, Release and Injunctive Provisions
Nakagawa
04/05/2018 C & S Company, Inc., 16-14155-mkn
Order on First and Final Application for Award of Compensation to David J. Winterton & Assoc., Ltd.
Nakagawa
03/29/2018 Draft Bars, 16-16656-mkn
Order on Motion of Anheuser-Busch, LLC for Order Converting Bankruptcy Case to Chapter 7, or Alternatively, Appointing a Chapter 11 Trustee
Nakagawa
03/27/2018 Lake at Las Vegas Joint Venture, LLC, 08-17814-mkn
Order on Plaintiff Debtors' Motion to Abstain from Hearing Contempt Motion
Nakagawa
03/12/2018 Pedro Favela, 17-14419-mkn
Order on Motion for Sanctions Against Mitzie Krampert and Ken Krampert for Violation of Discharge Injunction
Nakagawa
03/12/2018 Linda C. Strasberg, 17-12445-mkn
Order on Motion for Abandonment
Nakagawa
02/13/2018 Charleston Associates, LLC, 13-10499-mkn
Order on Amended Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Nakagawa
12/15/2017 EB Holdings II, Inc., 17-12642-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion to Dismiss Involuntary Petition, or, in the alternative, to Abstain, and Reservation of Rights Under § 11 U.S.C. 303(i)
Nakagawa
12/12/2017 Charleston Associates, LLC v. RA Southeast Land Company, LLC, 10-01452-mkn
Order on Petition for Return of Improperly Garnished Property
Nakagawa
09/21/2017 Parnell Colvin, 17-10614-mkn
Order Denying Motion to Reinstate Automatic Stay
Nakagawa
09/08/2017 Harkey Operating Trust, 17-13077-mkn
Order Denying Motion for Relief from Automatic Stay
Nakagawa
08/25/2017 Kathleen Lynne Ray, 17-13663-mkn
Order Denying Debtor’s FRAP Rule 59 Motion to Vacate, Reconsider, Alter or Amend Order
Nakagawa
07/21/2017 Kathleen Lynne Ray, 17-13663-mkn
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion for Relief from Stay and for In Rem Relief
Nakagawa
06/07/2017 Lake at Las Vegas Joint Venture, LLC, 08-17814-mkn
Supplemental Order on Distribution of Net Litigation Proceeds to Indemnification Obligations
Nakagawa
05/25/2017 Fred Charles Rosen, 16-12755-mkn
Order on Motion to Compel Turnover of Nonexempt Property
Nakagawa
05/01/2017 Michael B. Stone v. State Bar of California, 16-01081-mkn
Order on Motion to Dismiss Complaint
Nakagawa
04/28/2017 R & S St. Rose Lenders, LLC, 11-14973-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Confirmation of Debtor’s Third Amended Plan of Liquidation
Nakagawa
04/24/2017 R & S St. Rose Lenders, LLC, 11-14973-mkn
Order on Omnibus Objection to Claims of Individual Lenders
Nakagawa
04/24/2017 Branch Banking and Trust Co. v. R & S St. Rose, LLC, 13-01182-mkn
Memorandum Decision After Trial of objection to the amount of the claim of R & S St. Rose Lenders
Nakagawa
04/03/2017 Christina S. Wolbert, 13-13672-mkn
Order on Motion to Confirm Validity of Bankruptcy Trustee’s Quitclaim Deed
Nakagawa
03/30/2017 Lake at Las Vegas Joint Venture, LLC, 08-17814-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Distribution of Net Litigation Proceeds for Application to Indemnification Obligations
Nakagawa
03/27/2017 Lake at Las Vegas Joint Venture, LLC, 08-17814-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Repayment of Pump Station Loan
Nakagawa
03/20/2017 REZ-AZ Kingman, LLC v. Henry Eugene Neth, 15-01201-mkn
Memorandum Decision After Trial of Claim under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(4)
Nakagawa
01/29/2017 Mohave Agrarian Group, LLC, 16-10025-mkn
Order on Retention and Employment of Water and Farming Expert Nunc Pro Tunc
Nakagawa
01/26/2017 Charles Lee Rose and Nicole Marie Rose, 09-33798-mkn
Order on Partial Summary Judgment regarding Violation of Discharge Injunction, or to Treat Specific Facts as Established [565 B.R. 178]
Nakagawa
01/23/2017 Charles Lee Rose and Nicole Marie Rose, 09-33798-mkn
Order Denying Motion to Convert Case to Chapter 7
Nakagawa
01/23/2017 Charles Lee Rose and Nicole Marie Rose, 09-33798-mkn
Order Denying Motion to Set Aside Valuation Order (564 B.R. 728)
Nakagawa
01/17/2017 Submarina, Inc. and Kerensa Investment Fund 1, LLC, 12-22097-mkn
Memorandum Decision Denying Motion to Reconsider Order on Emergency Motion to Extend Time to File Amended Plan and Disclosure Statement
Nakagawa
11/09/2016 Submarina, Inc. and Kerensa Investment Fund 1, LLC, 12-22097-mkn
Order on Emergency Motion to Extend Time to File Amended Plan and Disclosure Statement
Nakagawa
10/13/2016 David S. Cooper and Virginia A. Cooper, 15-15142-mkn
Order on Motions to Establish Value of Collateral and Authorizing Redemption of Personal Property
Nakagawa
10/05/2016 Shelley D. Krohn v. GY Property Holdings, LLC, 14-01075-gs
Memorandum on Motion and Counter Motion for Summary Judgment to avoid transfers under 11 U.S.C. § 544(b) and potential impact of substantive consolidation
Spraker
09/22/2016 Blue Leopard, LLC, 16-10686-mkn
Order on Motion for Relief from Stay and for In Rem Relief
Nakagawa
09/21/2016 Jesus Martinez and Marco Ciro Flores, 09-17008-mkn
Supplemental Order on Sanctions for Violation of Discharge Order
Nakagawa
09/21/2016 Kim Michele Vanamann, 09-33809-mkn
Supplemental Order on Debtor’s Motion to Hold Creditor in Contempt and for Sanctions for Violation of Discharge Injunction
Nakagawa
09/16/2016 Javier Medina v. National Collegiate Student Loan Trustm 15-1175-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion and Counter Motion for Summary Judgment on dischargeability of educational loans
Nakagawa
09/16/2016 Tawk Development, 15-16986-mkn
Memorandum Decision Granting Motion for Reconsideration of Claim Objection Order
Nakagawa
09/08/2016 La Shonda Haley, 15-10712-mkn
Order Denying Motion for Sanctions for Violation of the Automatic Stay for Inaccurate Credit Reporting and Collection Actions [2016 Bankr. LEXIS 4602]
Nakagawa
08/19/2016 Jesus Martinez and Marco Ciro Flores, 09-17008-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Sanctions for Violation of Discharge Order [561 B.R. 132]
Nakagawa
08/19/2016 Kim Michele Vanamann, 09-33809-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion to Hold Creditor in Contempt and for Sanctions for Violation of Discharge Injunction [561 B.R. 106]
Nakagawa
07/15/2016 Venetian Casino Resort LLC v. Jonathan A. Molnar and O'Keeffe, 16-01074-mkn
Order Remanding Removed Action and Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction Without Prejudice
Nakagawa
07/01/2016 Robert G. Hillsman v. Mark J. Escoto, 13-01058-mkn
Supplemental Memorandum Decision After Trial after remand on claim under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)
Nakagawa
07/05/2016 Curtis Bryant and Robin Bryant, 14-16997-mkn
Order on Motion to Compel Compliance with Court Order, for Additional Sanctions, and to Reduce to Judgment
Nakagawa
06/15/2016 Ruth L. Carney v. Gordon Douglas Brooks, 14-1006-mkn
Memorandum Decision After Trial of Claims under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(2), 523(a)(4) and 523(a)(6).
Nakagawa
06/01/2016 R & S St. Rose Lenders, LLC, 11-14973-mkn
Order Denying U.S. Trustee’s Motion to Convert or Dismiss Chapter 11 Case [2016 WL 3536533]
Nakagawa
05/31/2016 CM Reed Almeda 1-3062, LLC, 13-19117-gs
Memorandum on Debtor’s Motion to Determine Tax Liability and Harris County’s Request for Abstention [2016 Bankr. LEXIS 2559]
Spraker
05/17/2016 R & S St. Rose Lenders, LLC, 11-14973-mkn
Order Denying Motion to Stay Pending Appeal
Nakagawa
04/20/2016 Holiday Gubler, 12-16811-gs
Memorandum on Debtor’s Motion to Reopen Chapter 7 to Hold Creditors in Contempt and for Order Sanctioning Creditors for Violation of Discharge Injunction
Spraker
04/15/2016 Lynne C. Burke, 12-12508-mkn
Order Granting Motion to Reopen Bankruptcy Case and to Annul Automatic Stay [2016 WL 3536618]
Nakagawa
04/08/2016 Mark Madmon and Sheri Madmon, 13-17131-mkn
Order Denying Motion to Clarify and Enforce Loan Modification Agreement [2016 WL 3536600]
Nakagawa
04/06/2016 Worthington Larry Swecker, 15-1471-mkn
Order Overruling Trustee’s Objections to Exemption [2016 WL 3545052]
Nakagawa
04/06/2016 Big Town Mechanical, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, 15-01075-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment on earmarking, construction trust, and contemporaneous exchange defenses [2016 WL 3541162]
Nakagawa
03/15/2016 R & S St. Rose Lenders, LLC, 11-14973-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Substantive Consolidation [553 B.R. 814]
Nakagawa
10/05/2015 Carefree Willows, LLC, 10-29932-mkn
Order Denying Motion Directing Sale of Property, or for Conversion to Chapter 7, and sua sponte appointing Chapter 11 Trustee
Nakagawa
09/10/2015 Curtis Bryant and Robin Bryant, 14-16997-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Confirmation of Proposed Chapter 13 Plan
Nakagawa
07/13/2015 Yvette Weinstein v. Stan and Tatiana Vaughan, 14-1128-gs
Memorandum on Motion and Counter Motion for Summary Judgment on claim for revocation of Chapter 7 discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(d)(3)
Spraker
06/29/2015 Robert M. Bollinger and Jacqueline D. Bollinger, 14-14403-mkn
Order Denying Motion to Sell Interest in LLC and Overruling Objection to Exemption
Nakagawa
04/17/2015 Curtis Bryant and Robin Bryant, 14-16997-mkn
Order on Motion to Determine Willful Violation of the Automatic Stay and for Actual Damages, Punitive Damages, Attorneys Fees and Other Sanctions
Nakagawa
02/27/2015 Kathryn A. Bailey and Brian A. Volpe, 13-17059-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Trustee’s Objections to Debtors’ Claimed Exemptions
Nakagawa
02/12/2015 Kristin Michelle Trueman, 14-15648-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion to Set Aside Order under FRCP 60(b)(3) and for Order Directing Landlord to Appear and Show Just Cause Why They Should Not Be Held in Contempt of Court
Nakagawa
12/23/2014 B-NGAE1, LLC, 12-17954-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Denial of Confirmation of Amended Plan of Reorganization
Nakagawa
11/10/2014 Tyrone and Elondia Holefield, 08-23005-mkn
Order Granting Trustee’s Motion to Allow Disbursement of Personal Injury Settlement Proceeds
Nakagawa
07/03/2014 Robert G. Hillsman v. Mark J. Escoto, 13-01058-mkn
Memorandum Decision After Trial on claim under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2) [544 B.R. 212]
Nakagawa
06/30/2014 Daniel George John Tarkanian and Amy Michelle Tarkanian, 13-20495-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Trustee’s Objection to Claims of Exemption under 11 U.S.C. § 522(o) [562 B.R. 424]
Nakagawa
04/14/2014 Las Vegas Billboards, LLC, 12-12779-mkn
Order on Emergency Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Countermotion for Specific Performance
Nakagawa
02/24/2014 William A. Gayler, 09-31603-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Trustee’s Motion to Disqualify Counsel
Nakagawa
01/06/2014 Aloycha de la Roche, 13-15016-mkn
Order on Motion for Order Setting Current Monthly Income and to Extend § 521(i) Deadlines
Nakagawa
11/08/2013 R & S St. Rose, LLC, 11-14974-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Confirmation of First Amended Liquidating Plan of Reorganization
Nakagawa
06/26/2013 Marco C. Digiacinto dba MD Tree Surgery, 12-52663-btb
Memorandum of Opinion on Debtor’s Objection to Priority of Department of Industrial Relations Claim [2013 WL 3279159]
Beesley
06/03/2013 Kelly v. Cuomo, 12-01124-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion to Recuse Bankruptcy Judge Markell
Nakagawa
05/22/2013 Kevin Wayne Henderson and Rosa Isela Henderson, Douglas Allen Kennedy and Jennifer Joy Kennedy, Janice P. Green, Beatriz A. Perez-Urrea, Edgar A. Greene, 12-23954-bam
Order Disapproving Reaffirmation Agreements under 11 U.S.C. § 524(c)(6) and Nevada Revised Statutes 97.304 [492 B.R. 537]
Markell
11/06/2012 Artesia Group, LLC v. Ohler, 11-01376-bam
Order Denying Claims for Nondischargeability under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2) [2012 Bankr. LEXIS 5228]
Markell
09/18/2012 Goldfinger Goldfinger v. All American Jewelry & Loan, LLC, 11-01156-mkn
Memorandum Decision After Trial on Claims under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)
Nakagawa
05/13/2011 Ronald Andre and Sandra V. Andre, 09-10361-lbr
Memorandum Decision on exemption of qualified retirement accounts claimed under 11 U.S.C. § 522(b)(3)(C) and 11 U.S.C. § 522(n)
Riegle
03/31/2009 Joshua & Stephanie Mitchell, 07-16226-lbr
Memorandum Opinion on standing of Mortgage Electronic Recording Systems, Inc. (MERS) to seek relief from stay [2009 WL 1044368]
Riegle
03/20/2009 Lance T. Otterstein, 05-10630-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Debtor’s Motion for Stay Pending Appeal
Nakagawa
09/16/2008 Silver State Helicopters, LLC, 08-10936-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Order Requiring Payment of Administrative Expense Claim under 11 U.S.C. § 365(d)(3)
Nakagawa
08/27/2008 T-Rex Partners, LLC, 08-16729-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Debtor’s Motion to Extend Time for Non-Performance and Creditor’s Motion to Compel Assumption or Rejection and Timely Payment of Rent
Nakagawa
07/23/2008 Control Electronics, Inc., 07-12425-mkn
Memorandum of Decision on Emergency Motion for Declaration that Automatic Stay Does Not Apply
Nakagawa
07/03/2008 Equity Resource, Inc., 08-15615-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Immediate Acceptance or Rejection of Lease, for Immediate Payment of Postpetition Rent, or for Relief from Stay
Nakagawa
07/01/2008 David P. Bold vs. Carol E. Rice, 07-1081-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Summary Judgment re: False Oath Claim under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(4)(A)
Nakagawa
05/20/2008 Lenard E. Schwartzer v. Michael J. Hakan Charitable Remainder Trust and Pacific Central Mortgage, Inc., 07-1142-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Summary Judgment re: False Oath Claim under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(4)(A)
Nakagawa
05/19/2008 Ardyth A. and George E. Power, 07-51729-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan and exclusion of income for victim of a war crime
Nakagawa
05/06/2008 Charles J. and Cynthia E. Clinton v. National Student Loan Program; Windham Professionals, Inc., 06-1005-mknMemorandum Decision After Trial of Adversary Complaint under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8)
Nakagawa
04/15/2008 Robert Lynn Horne, 07-15280-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Objection to Proof of Claim
Nakagawa
04/11/2008 Christine M. Gabell vs. Dan B. Wilson, Jr., 07-1129-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Claim under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6) based on Tennessee judgment
Nakagawa
04/07/2008 Lance Gilman Laroche, 07-50384-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Objection to Claim and Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan with “910" vehicle claim
Nakagawa
01/11/2008 Mitchelle H. and Vicki L. Thibodeaux, 04-21029-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Debtors’ Objection to Proof of Claim
Nakagawa
01/10/2008 Yukio and Iris Narita, 05-22553-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Trustee’s Objection to Homestead Exemption under 11 U.S.C. § 522(p)
Nakagawa
10/12/2007 James J. McDonough, III, 07-5027-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan addressing request for “no look” fee for Debtor’s counsel
Nakagawa
09/04/2007 Ely J. and Marsha G. Ades, 00-1173-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Supplemental Fee Applications of Chapter 11 Trustee and General Counsel for Chapter 11 Trustee
Nakagawa
07/16/2007 McClellan, 06-12768-lbr
Order Denying U.S. Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss Chapter 7 for abuse under 11 U.S.C. § 707(b)
Riegle
07/02/2007 USA Commercial Mortgage Company, 06-10725-lbr
Order on Emergency Motion to Enforce Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Order, for Sanctions, and Recommendation for withdrawal of the reference
Riegle
03/21/2007 Ranger Insurance Co. v. Albert & Linda Underwood, 04-5254-gwz
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law after trial of complaint under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(2), 523(a)(4), and 523(a)(6)
Zive
03/21/2007 Ranger Insurance Co. v. Albert & Linda Underwood, 04-5254-gwz
Judgment under 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(4) awarding nondischargeable damages
Zive
01/19/2007 Vescor Development 3, LLC, 06-12094-mkn
Memorandum Decision on Motion for Determination of Impaired Status of Classes under proposed joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
Nakagawa
07/27/2006 Scott K. Greene, 05-54727-gwz
Memorandum Decision on Debtor’s Claim of Homestead Exemption [346 B.R. 835]
Zive
07/24/2006 Chris and Natalie Inman, 05-50723-gwz
Order Denying Debtors’ Petition for Damages Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(a)
Zive
03/10/2006 Unique Drywall & Stucco, Inc., 04-50046-gwz
Memorandum Decision re: Immediate Payment of Allowed Attorney Fees to Chapter 11 counsel after conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7
Zive
02/24/2006 John S. and Kristi E. Finney, 03-51940-gwz
Memorandum Decision re: Award of Attorneys Fees Incurred by oversecured creditor under 11 U.S.C. § 506(b)
Zive
02/16/2006 Robert R. Hager, 99-32815-gwz
Memorandum Decision re; Motion to Reopen Dismissed Chapter 11 Case under 11 U.S.C. § 350(b)
Zive
02/15/2006 Blue Bird Body Company, 06-50026-gwz
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Approving Disclosure Statement and Confirming Plan of Reorganization
Zive
02/01/2006 Mega-C Power Corporation, 04-50962-gwz
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in Support of Approval of Settlement Agreement
Zive
06/08/2005 Christine N. Shuey, 03-52753-gwz
Judgment and Memorandum Decision Overruling Trustee’s Objection to Debtor’s Exemption of portions of paychecks deposited into union created savings trust plan.
Zive

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