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Did you go through an abandonment proceeding or a mechanic's lien procedure that gave you title to the motorcycle?
IF you didn't take title to the motorcycle through a legal proceeding, then you likely have an issue.......the motorcycle wouldn't have been a part of your bankruptcy because you didn't own the property. So, the bankruptcy would be ineffective or inconsequential to the bike's status and any ownership interest would not change.
So, if you sold the guys motorcycle without being on the title, you've probably got an issue.......and you would either have to go to the buyer and get the bike back/give him his money back and return the bike to the owner or pay the owner for the bike.
I don't see how you get around any of that because of the bankruptcy filing.......as bankruptcy doesn't allow you to acquire ownership of property (unless there's a legal proceeding that you wen through).
Yes, you can tell the judge that you've got his money and that you've tried several times to pay the debt. That may make the judge unhappy with the plaintiff for coming to court and wasting his/her time.
You've still got a big problem since you sold the motorcycle without being on the title / without being the owner, but if you've offered to make good on this, the judge should recognize that.
Thats what I was asking about earlier......you likely had a mechanic's lien on the repairs and storage, and if you go through a legal process, you could sell the bike and collect the money owed to you.....but since you didn't go through that process, it's not likely you have much of a claim - especially since you sold the bike without actually owning it. So, you're probably better off not to press anything like that because it may backfire on you.
......as the judge could assess damages against your for selling property you didn't own (civil conversion) or it could even prompt criminal charges for theft or criminal conversion.