Western District

Downs, In re--Gocha v. Downs

Ruling: 
Trustee was not entitled to recover full amount of fraudulent transfers as non-debtor spousewould be prejudiced by expansion of the trustee’s claims. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 15,2019, LexisNexis #0319-087

Buchanan, In re

Ruling: 
Court approved fee application of debtors' counsel under 11 U.S.C. § 330 where requested fees were reasonable. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 07,2019, LexisNexis #0419-075

Curtis, In re

Ruling: 
Case dismissed for lack of good faith considering the debtor’s motive, the timing of her petition, her disparate treatment of creditors, and her lack of sincerity. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2019, LexisNexis #0219-090

Angus, In re

Ruling: 
Creditor was granted relief from automatic stay with respect to a leased vehicle as debtor was in default and had no intention of assuming the lease. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on January 23,2019, LexisNexis #0219-078

Wigger, In re--Bruinsma v. Wigger

Ruling: 
Debt deemed nondischargeable as debtor's son misused a durable power of attorney thedebtor gave him to withdraw from the debtor's IRA for his own use. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 04,2018, LexisNexis #0119-074

Dawson, In re

Ruling: 
Court stated that section 522(g) was unavailable only in cases where a debtor put propertybeyond the reach of a trustee by voluntarily transferring and concealing it. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 07,2018, LexisNexis #0119-072

Go Workout Grand Ledge LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Case converted as independent review of the supposed consumption "in operations" of nearly one hundred thousand dollars in customer deposits during the debtor's short time in business amply justified any inconvenience that the debtor and creditor predicted a chapter 7 trustee may suffer if the court converted the case. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 11,2018, LexisNexis #1118-082

Whittington-Saddler, In re

Ruling: 
Motion to approve sale of real property was granted as the court treated the situation as if the debtors had moved to approve the disposal of the property. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 17,2018, LexisNexis #1118-035

Seaman, In re

Ruling: 
Motion for substantial contribution denied where the court held that the claim was untimelyunder the plan. (Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 06,2018, LexisNexis #1018-068

Hunt, In re

Ruling: 
Chapter 13 debtor's counsel was entitled to fees for services but requested award wasdisapproved for certain services as they crossed the line between representing the debtor withthe bankruptcy case and representing the debtor's parents and other non-debtor entities.(Bankr. W.D. Mich.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2018, LexisNexis #1018-003

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