You are here

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

Opinion Regarding PACA Claim of Produce Pay, Inc.

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.

Motion to Convert to Chapter 7; 11 USC §1112(b)(1); best interest of creditors

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)