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Chief Judge Scott W. Dales Opinions

The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan offers a database of opinions for the years 1999 to Current, 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 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

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)