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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

Motion for Default Judgment; improper service; 11 USC 523(c); United Coin; meritorious defense;

11 USC § 543(d); Receivership; excused from turnover to trustee or debtors in possession; 11 USC § 362(d); cause to lift the automatic stay; forbearance; pre-petition agreement for stay relief in future bankruptcy.

compel copies of deposition transcripts; stenographer right to charge reasonable fees; reallocation of discovery expenses; FRCP 32.; 28 USC §1920.

Reconsideration; FRCP 60(b)(1)

relief from final decree; FRBP 9024; FRCP 60(b)

fresh summons; service of summons and complaint; extension of time; FRBP 7004; FRCP 4

serial filer; conditions to re-filing

settlement and chapter 13 plan; appellate bonds; collection; motion for contempt; 11 USC 362; property of the debtor; estate property; stay terminated as to creditor and claims; state court litigation

dismissal of chapter 13 case; affidavit of default; motion to vacate dismissal order; exusable neglect; proof of payment; denial of reinstatement

Judge James W. Boyd

Opinion Denying Motion to Enforce Automatic Stay