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The lien is considered as obtained when the attachment is made, and a subsequent judgment for the plaintiff as doing no more than establish [sic] the fact that it was rightly obtained. Before judgment could be entered in the collection action the debtor filed a bankruptcy petition which stayed the proceedings in the district court.

The supreme court cited the bankruptcy judge’s ruling that the attachment was valid, relying on Yumet. The court further stated that the attachment conferred upon Sales the status of a secured creditor. Debtor has no equity in the truck because the amount secured by its attachment far exceeds its fair market value. The Bankruptcy Code further provides that, upon request of a party in interest, and after notice and a hearing, the court may grant relief from the automatic stay:.

Unanue-Casal Goya Foods, Inc.

In Re Carlos A. Rivera, Inc., B.R. –

d.p.r.58 Conclusions of Law The court holds that a prejudgment attachment constitutes a lien under the law of Puerto Rico. Quadrel is engaged in the business of leasing trailer tank trucks for the transportation of hazardous chemicals.

Section provided “Every person who shall bring an action for the fulfillment of any s.p.r.581 may obtain an order from the court having cognizance of the suit providing that the proper measures be taken to secure the effectiveness of the judgment as the case may require d.p.f.581, should it be rendered in his favor.

At the hearing held on March 18,the Court made findings of fact and granted the parties thirty days to file briefs as to whether a pre-petition attachment of d.p.r.58 property constitutes a lien within the meaning of the laws of Puerto Rico.

Consequently, the court finds that Quadrel’s pre-judgment attachment of debtor’s property, made in accordance with the laws of Puerto Rico, constitutes a valid and perfected lien within the meaning of the Bankruptcy Code. We rely on donations for our financial security. A “judicial lien” is a lien “obtained by judgment, levy, sequestration, or other legal or equitable process or proceeding.


Superior Court of Puerto Rico, 99 D. That what is in substance a lien upon the property attached is created when an attachment is made under the above provisions of the Porto Rican Code cannot in our opinion be denied. As a cautionary measure to secure the effectiveness of judgment, it reduces e.p.r.581 defendants’ ius disponendi.

Since then the circuit courts have split on the issue; the First Circuit continues to apply the “choateness” doctrine to such disputes.

Quadrel argues that the truck must not be necessary to the effective reorganization of the estate, or the debtor would have obtained another judicial bond to release it. See also, United D.p.t.581 v. In November,Quadrel leased four trucks to debtor, three of which were later returned. Furthermore, Quadrel dp.r.581 out that the value of the truck is declining and the amount owed for lost revenue on the missing truck is increasing. Sherred Village Associates, F.

A judicial lien is defined as a “lien obtained by judgment, levy, sequestration, or other legal or equitable process or proceeding. The “choateness doctrine” provided that a lien’s priority was measured from the time it became choate; that .dp.r.581, when the identity of the lienor, the property subject to the lien, and the amount of the lien were established.

D.p.r. 581 95 pdf

The case involved a motion to lift stay by the Federal Deposit Insurance Co. White Bear Brewing Company, U. New Britain, U. Although the prejudgment attachment is inchoate, the entry of final judgment does not perfect the attachment lien by creating it, but rather by removing its contingent character. In re Seijo Custodio, 74 B. The Bankruptcy Code provides for three types of liens: Quadrel later obtained a second garnishment on personal property of debtor pursuant to Rule 56 of the Puerto Rico Rules of Civil Procedure.

To secure payment of the judgment, Quadrel obtained a garnishment on personal property of debtor. Therefore, the creditors were not secured within the meaning of 11 U.

Thus, to render his lien choate, the lienor must usually reduce his claim to a judgment. Upon entry of final judgment in an action in which a prejudgment attachment exists upon real property, the attachment lien merges with the judgment lien in the sense that there cannot be two separate and distinct liens against the same property to guarantee the same judgment; the attachment lien continues in existence once judgment is entered to preserve the lien’s priority.


Authorities 24 This opinion cites: United States Bankruptcy Court, D. The court in Moscoso Villaronga further found that the judicial lien created by the prejudgment attachment was valid and perfected.

However, the court in Posner was relying on one of a series of Supreme Court decisions involving priority disputes between federal tax liens and various non-federal liens. The right or interest then acquired by the plaintiff in property so attached is referred to as a “lien” in the decisions of the Supreme Court of Porto Rico.

Other courts have found that the term “judicial lien” as defined in the Bankruptcy Code d.p.d.581 a prejudgment attachment. In each of those cases a d.p.r581 with a collection action pending before the local courts had recorded a cautionary notice in the registry of property pursuant to Puerto Rico law [2]but had not obtained a final judgment before the debtor’s bankruptcy petition was filed.

But the word perfects is not used to denote an imperfect lien, but rather, it is used in the sense that the prejudgment attachment lien will relate back to the date of its presentation, and that it can only be enforced once a final judgment is obtained by claimant. They argue that Quadrel has an unfair advantage over the other unsecured creditors by virtue of their attachment, and that lifting the automatic stay would strengthen this unfair advantage and be detrimental to the estate.

Using this method virtually guaranteed the federal tax lien’s priority in such disputes. Southern California Plastics, Inc. Debtors argue that the decisions of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico relied upon by the court in Yumet have been clarified by subsequent decisions which establish that under Puerto Rico law a pre-judgment attachment is perfected by execution of the final judgment.

CourtListener is a project of Free Law Projecta federally-recognized c 3 non-profit. The bankruptcy court incorrectly relied upon Savidge.