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Zarate v. Umpqua Bank (In re Zarate)

Citation: 
9th Cir. BAP No. EC-14-1371-FDJu (Dec. 9, 2015) (unpublished)
Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court properly approved a compromise between Chapter 7 Trustee and Bank relating to the Debtor's fraud claims against Bank which had foreclosed on the Debtor's commercial property.
Judge(s): 
FARIS, DUNN, and JURY
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U.S. v. Martin (In re Martin)

Citation: 
In re Martin, BAP No. EC-14-1180-KuKiTa (9th Cir. B.A.P. Dec. 17, 2015). Published.
Ruling: 
A late-filed tax return can be a return under section 523(a)(1) if, among other things, the return represents an honest and reasonable attempt to satisfy the requirements of the tax law.
Judge(s): 
Frank L. Kurtz, Ralph B. Kirscher, and Laura S Taylor, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges. Opinion by Judge Kurtz.
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Wiscovitch-Rentas v. Villa Blanca VB Plaza LLC

Citation: 
Wiscovitch-Rentas v. Villa Blanca VB Plaza LLC - BAP No. PR 15-022
Ruling: 
Grant of summary judgment to defendant reversed, vacated to the extent that cross-motion for summary judgment was denied and amended cross-motion stricken, and matter remanded for further proceedings in accordance with the opinion.
Judge(s): 
Feeney (author), Deasey and Cary.
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Wiscovitch-Rentas v. Sur CSM Plaza, Inc. (In re PMC Marketing Corp.)

Citation: 
Wiscovitch-Rentas v. Sur CSM Plaza, Inc., (In re PMC Marketing Corp.), BAP No. PR15-023, --- B.R. --- (1st Cir. BAP Jan. 19, 2016)
Ruling: 
In a decision not for publication, the BAP reversed the Bankruptcy Court’s order granting summary judgment to the defendant on the Trustee’s single claim under 11 U.S.C. § 547 seeking to recover a preferential transfer. The BAP further concluded that ...
Judge(s): 
Feeney, Deasy, Cary
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Wiscovitch-Rentas v. Santa Rosa Mall, LLC (In re PMC Mktg. Corp.)

Citation: 
Wiscovitch-Rentas v. Santa Rosa Mall, LLC (In re PMC Mktg. Corp.), BAP No. PR 15-024, slip op. (B.A.P. 1st Cir. Jan. 19, 2016).
Ruling: 
In a decision not for publication, the BAP reversed the bankruptcy court's order granting Defendant Santa Rosa Mall, LLC's motion for summary judgment on the Trustee's preference claim based upon an ordinary course of business defense and remanded the matter ...
Judge(s): 
Feeney, Deasy, Cary
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