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Opinions

The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan offers a database of opinions for the years 1999 to present, listed by year and judge. For a more detailed search, enter the keyword or case number in the search box above.

Judge John T. Gregg

Opinion Regarding Motion of David LaRocca to Dismiss Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012
 

Chief Judge Scott W. Dales

11 USC 542; turnover; attorney client privilege

attorney fees; 11 USC 330(a)(4); lodestar;

11 USC 523(a)(2) and (4); fraud; Michigan Builders Trust Fund Act; fiduciary; summary judgment; damages; economic loss doctrine; Hart doctrine; Fifth Amendment privilege; negative inferences and drawing them at the summary judgment stage.

fee application; 11 USC 330(a)(4)(B); FRBP 1001, 2016 and LBR 2016-2(e)

fee application; 11 U.S.C. §330(a)(4)(B); 11 USC §503(b)(2); 11 USC §507(a)(3)

Individual Chapter 11; partnership wind-up; Substantial Contribution; Administrative Claim Bar Date; 11 USC §503(b)(3)(D); 11 USC §503(b)(4); narrow construction; 11 USC §507(a)(2); Administrative Expense Claim; Creditor Status; Claim under 11 USC §101(15); 11 USC §1129(a)(9)(A) end of administration of case.

Judge James W. Boyd

Opinion Regarding Dischargeability of Debt under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)(B) and Objections to Discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(2)(A), § 727(a)(4)(A) and § 727(a)(5)

Judge JoAnn C. Stevenson

United States Bankruptcy Court For The Western District Of Michigan In re: Richard G. Lacasse, Case No. Afterwards, this Court discovered that LaCasse had decided to appeal the Michigan Court of Appeals decision to the Michigan Supreme Court. Once this determination is made, the State Court shall advise the Bankruptcy Court so that the Bankruptcy Court can enter the appropriate order.

Opinion In June of 1989, Ronald E. Reblin (Reblin or Debtor) and Bernard Schueren formed a partnership known as Rapid River Estates. On October 3, 1997, the Trustee filed an adversary proceeding against Sure Financial alleging unlawful transfers by Reblin under the Michigan Uniform Partnership Act, the Michigan Uniform Fraudulent Conveyances Act, 11 U.S.C. 544 and 11 U.S.C. 549. The Court grants the Trustee s Cross Motion for Summary Judgment as to Counts I and Iv and in so doing also ...

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