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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

Exemptions; 11 USC 522(d)(11)(A); 11 USC 522(d)(11)(E); non-dischargeable debt; standing; timeliness of objection.

State Correctional Facility Reimbursement Act; MCL § 800.401 et seq.; exemptions; 11 USC § 522(f)(1)(A); judicial lien; avoidance

Motion to Reconsider; State Correctional Facility Reimbursement Act; MCL § 800.401, et seq; clear error of law;  statutory v. judicial lien; impairing exemptions; 11 USC § 522; 1935 Prison Reform Act.

Motion to Convert; 11 USC §327; non-payment of administrative claims; "cause" under 11 USC §1112.

11 USC §362; personal representative of decedent estate; transfer of property to heirs; exemption; 11 USC §522(d)(1); fraud; 11 USC §523(c)(3); lack of notice.

valuation of real estate in chapter 13; 11 USC 506; appraisals

11 USC §523(a)(8); default judgment; FRCP 55(a); improper service; FRBP 9024; FRCP 7012(a); FRBP 7004(a) and (b)(3)

unauthorized transfer; FRBP 9019; nunc pro tunc;

summary judgment; 11 USC §523(a)(6); piercing the corporate veil

State Correctional Facility Reimbursement Act (SCFRA); MCL §800.401 et seq; judicial lien; exemptions; 11 USC §522(f); post-petition collection from exempt asset under SCFRA; 11 USC 522(c); definition of claim.