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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(Extension of Time, Rules 4004 &4007)

(11 U.S. C. §350(b), reopening to add creditors unnecessary)

(§544, repeal of Georgia fraudulent conveyance statute, AP stayed until issue before 11th Circuit is resolved, other counts not stayed)

(11 U.S.C.§350(b) reopening, notice of rescheduled §341 meeting)

(Bankruptcy Rule 9006, extension of time, excusable neglect)

Honorable C. Ray Mullins

(Claims under the Truth-in-Lending Act are time barred and dismissed. Claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act dismissed; foreclosure under a security deed is not a debt collection activity under 15 U.S.C.  1692(f)(6). Claims for wrongful foreclosure are dismissed, as defendants did not conduct a foreclosure.)
 
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

(Sections 727(a)(2), (a)(4)(A), (a)(4)(D); denial of discharge based on the fraudulent transfer of property and false oaths, but not on the withholding of information from an officer of the estate)

Honorable Paul W. Bonapfel

(possible sanctions for abusive, serial filings and opportunity to request sanctions.)

Judge Robert E. Brizendine (Retired)

Judge James E. Massey (Retired)

Debtor was ineligible to be a debtor under section 109(g); the Court sua sponte dismissed the case and held that any foreclosure occurring after the petition was filed was valid to the extent valid under state law.
NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION

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