B.A.P. to Hold Oral Argument on October 21, 2013 in Boston

On Monday, October 21, 2013, the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (Judge Deasy, Judge Caban, and Judge Finkle) will hear oral arguments in several cases.  The hearings will be conducted in Courtroom 1, 12th floor at the McCormack Post Office and Court House, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA.  The hearings commence at 9:30 a.m. and are open to the public.  Please be courteous to the Panel and those appearing before the Panel and arrive early.  To see the Scheduling Order, please go to the BAP’s website at www.bap1.uscourts.gov.  The cases and issues on appeal are as follows:

MB 13-021  IN RE: Adalgisa Mercado, Debtor

 Adalgisa Mercado v. Combined Investments, LLC

Issue:  Whether the bankruptcy court erred in granting relief from stay in chapter 11 case.


MW 13-026     IN RE: Anthony M. Gonzalez, Debtor

 Massachusetts Department of Revenue v. Anthony Gonzalez


MW 13-027   IN RE: John T. Brown, Debtor

 Massachusetts Department of Revenue v. John Brown

Issue:  Whether MDOR’s claims for unpaid Massachusetts income taxes are excepted from discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(1)(B) when the income tax return is not filed on or before the date established by state statute.

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