Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/25

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What’s New This Week?

Consumer Credit Default Rates Steady in June

CFPB Complaints Center Generates Results, and Controversy

Contact Frequency Is Key as CFPB Pursues Debt Collection Rules

CFPB again finds loan servicers routinely violate federal laws causing injury to homeowners

Are Those Taxes Owing On Your Late-Filed Tax Return Dischargeable? Maybe, But You Better Be In The Right Circuit

Caught in the Cross-Fire: Student Loan Lenders and Servicers’ Risks in the Bankruptcy Fight over College Tuition Clawbacks

Payday Loan Limits May Cut Abuse but Leave Some Borrowers Looking

Student Debt Helps, Not Harms, the U.S. Economy, White House Says

NACBA EVENTS

Register for The Summit at Sea’s Pre -Cruise Events on October 6th!

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In addition to the Summit at Sea, NACBA is offering a pre-cruise session at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel, in South Beach Miami. on Thursday, October 6th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Kent Anderson and Larry Heinkel will talk Tax Problem Resolution for Bankruptcy Lawyers: Adding IRS Representation to your Portfolio of Skills

Plan to join us for this special session and earn some extra CLE before the cruise departs.  To register for the sessions on land and sea, CLICK HERE! Afterwards join us for a Launch Party!

NACBA Membership Benefit

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Summer is a perfect time to catch up on the many Webinars available in our NACBA Store! Take a look at what’s available to you!

  • Lesson from Harris v. Viegelagn  (More Info)
  • Regulation X & Z Enforcement: New Tools for Consumer Attorneys (More Info)
  • New Proof of Claim & Mortgage Attachment: Other Form Changes (More Info)
  • Getting Rid of Encumbered Property in Consumer Cases (More Info)
  • “Modernized” Bankruptcy Forms Part I Webinar (More Info)
  • “Modernized” Bankruptcy Forms Part II: Live Q&A (More Info)
  • Student Loans in Bankruptcy Workshop (More Info)
  • 2015 Supreme Court Decisions & What They Mean For Your Practice (More Info)
  • Security Clearances & Bankruptcy (More Info)
  • Taxes In Bankruptcy, 2014 Virtual Fall Workshop (More Info)
  • Family Law & Bankruptcy (More Info)
  • Getting Paid: Collecting Reasonable Attorneys’ Fees in Chap 7 & Chap 13
  • Dealing with Debt Buyer Claims

Member Benefit webinars (Free to NACBA Members) are located on the Member Dashboard page.

Save The Date!

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/22

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Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

Connecticut Department of Banking Takes “No Action” Position on Student Loan Servicer Requirement for Licensed Consumer Collection Agencies

Healthcare Spending Expected to Increase as Share of Economy

Ninth Circuit Rules That Law Firm Collector Can’t Rely On Validation Notice From Previous Collector

CFPB Settles With Affiliates of Debt Settlement Company For $107 Million

Bankruptcy Courts Lack Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over Medicare Issues, Eleventh Circuit Rules

FDCPA Victory in Class Action Letter Case: What It Means for the Industry

Uncertainty in Securitization of Consumer Debt Continues After Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Madden v. Midland Funding

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

NACBA MEMBER ONLY FALL WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 7th-10th

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Join us to set sail for NACBA’s Summit at Sea (#NACBASEA) setting sail from October 7th-10th with a a Pre-Cruise event on October 6th. Early Bird Rate Ends, September 2nd! Check out theSchedule and Register Today!

ANNUAL CONVENTION

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/21

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Headlines…

Consumers Overall Credit Access Improves, but Perception of Credit Access Falters

Consumer alleges threats in debt collection attempt

 Consumer Spending Returns to Steady Pace in May

11th Cir. Holds FCRA ‘Reasonable Investigation’ May Require Assignee to Examine Account-Level Documents

CFPB Files Amicus Brief in Ninth Circuit in Remanded Article III Standing Case

State Court Application of Automatic Stay Is Res Judicata

NCLC Report: Why High-Rate Installment Lenders Want Borrowers Who Will Default

Improper Use of Contract Attorneys, Failure to Disclose Terms – This Case Has It All.

The CFPB Turns 5 Today. Here’s What It’s Done (and What It Hasn’t)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

NACBA MEMBER ONLY FALL WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 7th-10th

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Join us to set sail for NACBA’s Summit at Sea (#NACBASEA) setting sail from October 7th-10th with a a Pre-Cruise event on October 6th. Early Bird Rate Ends, September 2nd! Check out theSchedule and Register Today!

ANNUAL CONVENTION

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida

CAN POTENTIAL CLIENTS LOCATE YOU?

NACBA is your advocate! We want potential clients to have easy access to your services. One of the most simple and effective ways of giving your firm the visibility it deserves is making sure your profile is updated in the Attorney Finder. Take a moment today to ensure that your profile is up to date! You can also enhance your profile by claiming your listing for only $39 a month through Google. 

Check out This Enhanced Listing Example!  See It Here
Be sure to click on the “Look Inside” and “Watch Video”  links on their listing

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/19

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Check Out the Headlines Making News…

The Customer Finally Pays, But the Bankruptcy Trustee Demands the Payment Be Returned; What to do When Faced with a Preference Action

FTC Action: Abusive Debt Collectors Banned from Collection Business

Massachusetts Court Rules Any Call is a “Communication”

Spokeo in the Wild: How a Non-Collections Defendant Defeated a Class-Action TCPA Lawsuit

CFPB Announces Field Hearing on Debt Collection

Court Gives Federal Student Loan Debt Collection Contractors Green Light to Go Forward with Government Contract Bid Protest

District Court Judge Delays Decision in State National Bank’s Case Against CFPB

D.C. Decision, Expected In Fall, Could Reverse CFPB’s Actions, Change Structure

Fraud complaints cloud foreclosure relief

“It’s like a nightmare that just won’t go away”: The Corinthian Colleges scam demonstrates the madness of student debt

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

NACBA MEMBER ONLY FALL WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 7th-10th

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Join us to set sail for NACBA’s Summit at Sea (#NACBASEA) setting sail from October 7th-10th with a a Pre-Cruise event on October 6th. Early Bird Rate Ends, September 2nd! Check out theSchedule and Register Today!

ANNUAL CONVENTION

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/15

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End of the Week Headlines…

FCC: Federal Government and Its Contractors Not Covered by TCPA Restrictions

CFPB Fines Santander $10 Million as Regulator Tightens Scrutiny of Overdraft Fees

Class action lawsuit seeks college loan forgiveness for thousands of students

Debtors’ Lien-Stripping Attempt Likely Would Have Succeeded in New Hampshire

Bankruptcy Courts Divided On Whether Chapter 13 Plan Extends Time for Redemption

U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Structured Dismissals and Settlements Circumventing the Bankruptcy Code’s Priority Scheme

Stale Claim in Bankruptcy Doesn’t Violate Debt Collection Law

Debt recovery center to start collecting for state courts

Former student files class-action case over Corinthian student loan debt

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

NACBA MEMBER ONLY FALL WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 7th-10th

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Join us to set sail for NACBA’s Summit at Sea (#NACBASEA) setting sail from October 7th-10th with a a Pre-Cruise event on October 6th. Early Bird Rate Ends, September 2nd! Check out theSchedule and Register Today!

ANNUAL CONVENTION

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Not a member of NACBA? Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/14

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Headlines Relevant to You…

District Court Judge Delays Decision in State National Bank’s Case Against CFPB

Congress Seeks Clarity on TCPA at Hearing on FCC Oversight

Survey: Refinancing Rates are Low Among Student Loan Borrowers

Massachusetts Court Finds Unanswered Telephone Calls Are Communications

House Financial Services Committee Holds Hearing on Financial CHOICE Act

Modification Based on Increased Ability to Pay

Another New Twist in the ongoing Department of Education Debt Collection Contract Saga – Two Firms Win Appeal of Denied Protest

FDCPA Case Law Review for June 2016

More Commercial Collection Agencies Collecting Younger Debts as Clients’ Ancillary AR Departments

Federal Jury Convicts Owner of Defunct “Collection Firm” for Fraudulent Scheme

Filing Proof of Claim on Time-Barred Debt Not an FDCPA Violation, 8th Circuit Court Rules

U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Structured Dismissals and Settlements Circumventing the Bankruptcy Code’s Priority Scheme

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

NACBA MEMBER ONLY FALL WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 7th-10th

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Join us to set sail for NACBA’s Summit at Sea (#NACBASEA) setting sail from October 7th-10th with a a Pre-Cruise event on October 6th. Early Bird Rate Ends, September 2nd! Check out the Schedule and Register Today!

ANNUAL CONVENTION

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Not a member of NACBA? Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/12

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Consumers’ Income Growth Expectations Improve from May

Private Student Loan Management Improves

Consumer Borrowing Picks Up in May

Minnesota’s Automatic Dialing Statute: You May be Liable for Calling a Wrong Number in Minnesota

$9.25 Million TCPA Class Action Settlement by American Express Preliminarily Approved in Illinois Federal Court

ACA Industry Advancement Support Helps Secure Victory for Collection Industry in 8th Circuit FDCPA Case

Ohio Supreme Court Finds a Bank Has Standing to Enforce the Mortgage Even If It Cannot Collect From the Borrower on the Underlying Debt

Share of Student Loan Debt-Laden Borrowers Rising

GET READY TO SET SAIL WITH NACBA AND TAKE THE KIDS WITH YOY

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NACBA is pleased and excited to announce the return of our Members-Only Fall Event! We love that this is an event that the whole family can enjoy! Check out what the kids can do while you’re learning and earning CLE!

  • NEW!  Royal Babies and Tots NurserySM
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program
  • Expanded teen-only hangout areas
  • Splash Deck with interactive play fountain
  • Bungee trampoline area for kids ages 6 and up
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures

Get a great deal with our Early Bird Rate, but hurry it ends July 29th! Mark your calendars, save the dates and Register Today! 

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