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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.

Chief Judge Scott W. Dales

appointment of next friend; guardian; father; FRCP 17(c)(1)(A)

excepted from discharge v. non-dischargeable; default judgment; second declaratory judgment; preclusive effect

service of plan proposal under 11 USC § 506(a) cramdown

time to object to exemptions; 11 USC 522(o); BR 4003(b)(1) and (2);  11 USC 550;

Motion to Reopen; post-petition debts; 11 USC 727(b); refund of filing fee

Continuation  of Automatic Stay; 11 USC 362(c)(3)(B); Notice and opportunity to Object;  LBR 4001-5; Fed.R. Bankr.. P. 9013;  hearing concluded; 11 USC 102(1)(B)(i)

Modification of State Court Order; 11 USC §523(a)(7); Exemptions; 11 USC §522; State Correctional Facility Reimbursement Act; in rem rights

FRCP 37(b); discovery sanctions;actual fraud

Judge John T. Gregg

Opinion Regarding Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012 Filed by Local Exchange Carriers of Michigan, Inc.