Opinions

Effective January 1, 2017, Orders in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia designated by the Court as "opinions" will be transmitted to the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and made available to the public at no cost.  To view these opinions, click HERE to be transferred to GPO site.

Orders designated as Opinions and issued between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2016 are maintained on this website. Many of these Opinions are not intended for publication and are so designated. Each entry includes the style of the matter, the case number, the date entered on the docket, and a short parenthetical expression of the issue(s) raised. The most recent opinions appear first.

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(Debtor barred from refiling for 5 years.)

(Close personal friend of Debtor can be “insider” under §101(31))

(timeliness of objection to exemption after conversion)

Honorable W. H. Drake Jr.

(granting motion for partial summary judgment on Chapter 7 trustee's section 549 claim)
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

Judge Joyce Bihary (Retired)

(Lenders’ motions for relief from automatic stay moot as Debtor has received discharge and Chapter 7 Trustee has filed report that estate has no interest in the properties at issue)

(Lenders’ motions for relief from automatic stay moot as Debtor has received discharge and Chapter 7 Trustee has filed report that estate has no interest in the properties at issue)

Judge James E. Massey (Retired)

Defendant falsely stated on his statement of financial affairs that he did not transfer any property outside the ordinary course of business during the one year period preceding the filing of the petition.  He knew that statement to be false because he listed the transfer on the work papers provided to him by his bankruptcy attorney.  He made the statement with fraudulent intent based on the inferences drawn from his course of conduct.   Discharge Denied.
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

Honorable Paul W. Bonapfel

(Multiple filings; foreclosure; in rem relief; necessity of adversary proceeding for in rem relief against co-debtor)

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