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Local Written 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 Trustee's Objection to Exemptions

Memorandum Decision Regarding Motion for Determination of Claim

Opinion Regarding Motion for Relief from Automatic Stay

Chief Judge Scott W. Dales

11 USC §105; sanctions; release of lien

FRBP 4004(c)(2); deferral of discharge; prerequisites to entry of discharge; FRBP 4004(c)(1)(G) & (H)

11 USC §362(d)((1) and (g)(2); burden of proof; burden of going forward; BR 9014(E); BR 9017; LBR 4001-1; BR 9014(E); 28 USC §1746; bad faith.

proper service to US Trustee; BR 5005(b)(1); BR 9034(b)

Motion for Summary Judgment; indicia of support; 11 USC §523(a)(5); 11 USC §523(a)(15)

11 USC § 544(b); MCLA §§ 566.31 et seq; 11 USC § 550; 11 USC § 551; avoidance and recovery; 11 USC § 522(c) exemptions;  objection to exemptions;  FRBP 4003(b)(1); 28 USC § 2075 Rules Enabling Act

11 USC §327(a); 11 USC §101(14) (B) and (C); disinterestedness; per se imputed disqualification of law firm; disqualification