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.

You can narrow your search by judge and/or year below.  You can also use the search feature above to search by name, word, or phrase. The single opinions are in PDF text format and may be searched for word, phrase, or date by using “Control F,” the Windows search function available in any Windows application.

(application of default judgment to collaterally estop dischargeability litigation; application of NY law regarding collateral estoppel effect of default judgment)
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

(§1305 postpetition claim allowed)
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

(Trustee has absolute immunity as Trustee and absolute privilege under state law to report suspicion of unlicensed practice of law to the state bar)

(reopening case to permit filing of reaffirmation agreement “made” before the discharge was entered)
 
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

(motion to reopen and vacate dismissal denied because debtor ineligible; bad faith serial filing)
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

Judge Robert E. Brizendine (Retired)

Judge James E. Massey (Retired)

Court lacks power to extend time to make election of treatment under Chapter 11 Plan under FRBP 3018.
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

A joint debtor may not be added by an amendment to the petition. 11 U.S.C. §§ 301 and 302.
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

Claim of guarantor is one for contribution under 11 U.S.C § 502(e)(1)(B) and hence must be disallowed.
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

FRBP 7004(e) by its terms requires that summons be served within ten days of issuance.
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

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