Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/11

Check Out Monday’s Headlines…

Consumer Advocates File in Support of Acting CFPB Director Leandra English

Special Counsel Violates Code and Rules by Failure to Disclose Fee Agreements

TCPA Case Law Review for September-November 2017

Judge in CFPB Leadership Case Sets Swift Court Schedule

Mick Mulvaney Taking a Closer Look at CFPB Investigations

Bank is not entitled to the Fees at issue under the terms of the Mortgage since it did Not give Actual Notice of Post-Petition Fees to Chapter 13 Debtors

11th Cir: §362(k)(1) Authorizes Debtors’ Attorneys’ Fees in Ending a Willful Violation of Stay, Prosecuting a Damages Violation, and Defending Appeal of those Issues

Bill aims to forgive volunteer first responder student loan debt

Americans are drowning in debt. Here’s where they have it the worst.

The Undoing of the CFPB: Why Consumers Should Know and Care

CU Share of Consumer Loans Up in October

The #Resistance Is ‘Creating a Genuine Constitutional Crisis at the CFPB

With CFPB, GOP can finally make good on abolishing federal agencies

Average US household owes $15,654 in credit card debt

Medical Debt Accrual Down By 45% In States After Medicaid Expansion

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/8

Headlines Kicking Off The Weekend…

District Court Doubles Down on Romero and Again Dismisses TCPA Claim for Lack of Article III Standing

Discharged Debtor’s Claims of Invasion of Privacy/Violation of FCRA Survived Banks’ Motion to Dismiss Where he Alleged Banks had No Legitimate Reason to Pull his Credit Reports

FTC Bans Three Scammers From Posing as Debt Collectors

Credit Card Balances Cause Increase in Overall U.S. Consumer Credit

From the Web: Senate Banking Committee Advances Regulatory Relief Bill

Consumer Reports CEO: We all have a stake in the future of the CFPB

Commentary: How the CFPB Fight Is a Sign of the Next Financial Crisis

9th Cir. Holds FDCPA Preempts State Judgment Execution Laws

Two student loan studies everyone missed

Consumer accuses debt collector of violating FDCPA

It’s a New Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

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  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/6

Check Out Midweek Headlines In Today’s Briefs…

Trustee $65,000 Fee Application Denied

Debtors whose Financial Situation Improved Substantially after their case was Appealed and Remanded, and who did Not live a “Spartan” Lifestyle, Failed the Brunner “Undue Hardship” Test

Legislation to allow on-site attorneys at Michigan collection agencies receives favorable votes in the state’s House and Senate.

Court Bends Every Rule, Grants Dismissal to Kohl’s in “Opt-Out Evader” TCPA Suit –Blesses Contractual Revocation Clause

Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance

Consumer Bureau’s New Leader Steers a Sudden Reversal

Op-Ed Why every American should want a strong CFPB

IS SECRETARY DEVOS DENYING STUDENT LOAN PROTECTIONS?

Household Debt and Its Hidden Costs

Student Loan Debt Is Now As Big as the U.S. Junk Market

House Republicans May End Student Loan Forgiveness

No Thanks: Most Districts Opt Out of National Chapter 13 Plan

FCC Opens the Door to Blocking Spoofed Robocalls that Violate the TCPA

FTC Files Complaint To Stop Credit Card Interest Scam

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Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

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It’s a New Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

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Stay Informed With NACBA’s Washington Update!

Stay updated on the significant and relevant activity on the part of Congress, regulatory agencies and interest groups/think tanks in today’s NACBA’s Washington Update.

ON THE HILL On Friday, December 1st House Republicans proposed a sweeping overhaul of a federal lawthat governs almost every aspect of higher education, a plan that would eliminate some popular student aid programs and impose restrictions on others. The legislation seeks to reshape higher education by limiting the federal role in a way that will make colleges and universities more responsive to the needs of employers while reducing taxpayers’ stake in the financing of education. The bill is the first significant step in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

IN THE AGENCIES The U.S. Department of Education is convening a negotiated rule-making panel to try and create rules around student loan consumer protections. The panel will hash out two rules that were already negotiated previously: borrower defense to repayment, which was slated to be updated last July, and gainful employment, which was put into effect during the Obama administration but has not been fully implemented.

OTHER Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure became effective December 1, 2017.

 

Feedback should be directed to Krista.DAmelio@NACBA.com

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/4

New Headlines for a New Week…

House Education Bill Ends Key Student Protections that Will Lead to a Lifetime of Debt

Nomination for Permanent CFPB Director Could Come in Early 2018

89 Call Recordings Not Enough to Convince Court that Plaintiff Did Not Revoke Consent

Debtor Could Reopen Chapter 13 to Avoid Judgment Lien which Creditor Attempted to Renew in State Court, but Could Not Recover Sanctions

Congress Moves to Protect Predatory Payday Lenders’ Unaffordable 300% Loans

Court Would Not use §105 to Dismiss Chapter 7 after it Found that Dismissal Wasn’t Warranted under §707

Bankruptcy Court Could Not Use 11 USC §105 to Extend or Impose the Automatic Stay

Disputed CFPB acting director plans to seek preliminary injunction: filing

Federal Court Holds 30-Day Validation Notice Language Violates FDCPA

Creditors Beware: Inbound Bankruptcy Rule Changes Require Heightened Awareness

New York Federal Court Demands that FDCPA Plaintiffs Read Entire Debt Collection Letter to Determine Creditor’s Identity

How Not to Erase Student Debt

Brimfield man sentenced for concealing assets during bankruptcy filing

CMS Waives Medicaid Retroactive Eligibility For Iowa: Is Your State Next?

3 Days Until the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop! Are You Registered?

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December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

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Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/30

Take a Moment to Dive Into the Headlines…

Advanced Sick Leave Is Debt Subject to Recoupment

Dept. of ED’s 21st Century Student Loan Plans Will Require CFPB Action

Continuity, Compliance and the CFPB: Food For Thought When Responding to Complaints

Senate Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Foster Economic Growth and Reduce Regulatory Burden for Small Businesses

While Debtor’s Obligation to Pay Creditor was Discharged in Bankruptcy, Arbitration Agreement with Creditor Survived

Fed Survey: Consumers’ Optimism about Access to Credit is on the Rise

City Could Not Collect Post-Petition Traffic Fines as Administrative Expenses

From the Web: ‘Who is More Likely to Default on Student Loans?’

Dodd, Frank reunite to protest CFPB leadership change

Debt Collection Rulemaking on Hold Amid CFPB Rancor

Register Today for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

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It’s The End of the Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!