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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 in Limine; expert testimony; 11 USC §523.

§1927 sanctions

Stay Pending Appeal; preliminary injunction standards

Contempt of Discharge Injunction; Taggart v. Lorenzen, 139 S.Ct. 1795; Violation; Fair Ground of Doubt

disgorgement of fees; guardian ad litem; no distribution report; abandonment

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

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

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.

Reconsideration; FRCP 60(b)(1)

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