Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/23

It’s Friday! Check Out These Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

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House Subcommittee Hears a Medley of Options for TCPA Reform

3rd Cir. Holds No TCPA Coverage Under Business Owners Insurance Policy

Political Fight Over CFPB Heats Up After Wells Fargo Scandal

Student Loan Debt Hinders Economic Mobility

Why Seniors with Mortgage Debt are Becoming the ‘New Normal’ for Retirement

Events

NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT 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 9/22

Thursday’s Headlines…

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“Equivalent Report” Workaround Fails in First Circuit

Advocates Urge CFPB to Strengthen Outlined Debt Collection Rules to Better Protect Consumers

Update: House Subcommittee Announces Witnesses for TCPA Hearing

U.S. Reps Ask CFPB to Include Safe Harbor in Arbitration Rule

Military veterans are losing GI Bill benefits because of ITT bankruptcy

CFPB to credit unions: New mortgage regulations level the lending playing field

Defending A Preference Action – Can You Setoff Post-Petition Amounts Owed by the Debtor Against Your Preference Liability?

D.C. would have more oversight over student loan debt collectors under council proposal

REGISTER FOR TODAY’S WEBINAR BY 2:00 PM

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Don’t miss your chance to listen in on today’s webinar and to be entered to receive a copy of the Chapter 13 Practice and Procedure, 2nd, 2016 Ed. worth $408.00!

Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
PRESENTERS:
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
REGISTER: HERE

BONUS: One (1) attendee/ registrant will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed.. The new second edition is a guide to virtually everything you need to know about practicing law under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.(Value $408)

This webinar will cover a variety of standing, judicial estoppel and claim preclusion issues and offer practical suggestions for ways to ensure that debtors’ non-bankruptcy causes of action can be litigated. Topics will include debtor’s standing during and after Chapter 7 and 13 cases, determining whether a cause of action is property of the estate, proper scheduling and disclosure of claims including whether a duty exists for post-petition claims in Chapter 13 cases, avoiding and responding to judicial estoppel arguments, plan treatment of prosecution and settlement of litigation, employment and compensation of counsel to litigate debtor’s legal claims, effect of plan confirmation on debtor’s right to bring causes of action post-confirmation; impact of stating an intent to surrender collateral on post-bankruptcy claims and defenses; using waiver and estoppel arguments against mortgage creditors.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register by September 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Est. to receive the webinar recording, materials (copy of presentation and Non Bankruptcy Causes of Action exert from Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed) and be registered for drawing.

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NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATE IS EXTENDED! REGISTER TODAY FOR SAVINGS!

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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT 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 9/21

What’s Happening this Wednesday?

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Survey: Majority of Consumers are Concerned About Identity Theft

California Amends Requirements for Debt Collectors Responding to Consumer Claims of Identity Theft
House Committee Approves Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill

Senate and Congressional Hearings – Lots of Noise, but What Impact?

Former Regulator Points to CFPB Failure behind Wells Fargo Scandal

Stern Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules

Landlords, Leases and Financial Distress

CFPB consumer complaint database about to hit 1 million complaints

The Government’s Plan to Reduce Student-Loan Defaults Helps Borrowers Who Need It Least

ONE DAY LEFT UNTIL TOMORROW’S WEBINAR

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Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
PRESENTERS:
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
REGISTER: HERE

BONUS: One (1) attendee/ registrant will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed.. The new second edition is a guide to virtually everything you need to know about practicing law under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.(Value $408)

This webinar will cover a variety of standing, judicial estoppel and claim preclusion issues and offer practical suggestions for ways to ensure that debtors’ non-bankruptcy causes of action can be litigated. Topics will include debtor’s standing during and after Chapter 7 and 13 cases, determining whether a cause of action is property of the estate, proper scheduling and disclosure of claims including whether a duty exists for post-petition claims in Chapter 13 cases, avoiding and responding to judicial estoppel arguments, plan treatment of prosecution and settlement of litigation, employment and compensation of counsel to litigate debtor’s legal claims, effect of plan confirmation on debtor’s right to bring causes of action post-confirmation; impact of stating an intent to surrender collateral on post-bankruptcy claims and defenses; using waiver and estoppel arguments against mortgage creditors.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register by September 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Est. to receive the webinar recording, materials (copy of presentation and Non Bankruptcy Causes of Action exert from Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed) and be registered for drawing.

Events

NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATE IS EXTENDED! REGISTER TODAY FOR SAVINGS!

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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION

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

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/20

Tuesday’s News…

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Title Pawn Loan Not “Ownership Cost”

Overdraft Rule Remains in the Slow Lane as CFPB Juggles Priorities

How seniors, disabled can keep debt collectors at bay

Fed Rate Increase Would Make It Harder for Some to Pay Debt

Consumer Credit Defaults Up Slightly According To The S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

Student loan debt soars in New York over last decade

The Right To Countersecurity From A Debtor In Bankruptcy

REGISTER FOR THIS WEEK’S UPCOMING WEBINAR

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Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
PRESENTERS:
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
REGISTER: HERE

BONUS: One (1) attendee/ registrant will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed.. The new second edition is a guide to virtually everything you need to know about practicing law under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.(Value $408)

This webinar will cover a variety of standing, judicial estoppel and claim preclusion issues and offer practical suggestions for ways to ensure that debtors’ non-bankruptcy causes of action can be litigated. Topics will include debtor’s standing during and after Chapter 7 and 13 cases, determining whether a cause of action is property of the estate, proper scheduling and disclosure of claims including whether a duty exists for post-petition claims in Chapter 13 cases, avoiding and responding to judicial estoppel arguments, plan treatment of prosecution and settlement of litigation, employment and compensation of counsel to litigate debtor’s legal claims, effect of plan confirmation on debtor’s right to bring causes of action post-confirmation; impact of stating an intent to surrender collateral on post-bankruptcy claims and defenses; using waiver and estoppel arguments against mortgage creditors.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register by September 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Est. to receive the webinar recording, materials (copy of presentation and Non Bankruptcy Causes of Action exert from Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed) and be registered for drawing.

Events

NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATE IS EXTENDED! REGISTER TODAY FOR SAVINGS!

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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION

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

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/19

A New Week with New Headlines…

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House Subcommittee Sets Hearing to Discuss TCPA

California Amends Identity Theft Requirements for Debt Collectors

Study: Small Business Owners Top Consumers in Credit Management

Is the Wait for the ED Contract Almost Over?

Seventh Circuit Holds that a Validation Notice in a Complaint to Collect a Debt Violated §1692e of the FDCPA

College debt collection practices under scrutiny

As Student Loan Defaults Increase, So Do the Scams

Consumer debt nearing dangerous levels

REGISTER FOR THIS WEEK’S UPCOMING WEBINAR

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Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
PRESENTERS:
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
REGISTER: HERE

BONUS: One (1) attendee/ registrant will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed.. The new second edition is a guide to virtually everything you need to know about practicing law under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. (Value $408)

This webinar will cover a variety of standing, judicial estoppel and claim preclusion issues and offer practical suggestions for ways to ensure that debtors’ non-bankruptcy causes of action can be litigated. Topics will include debtor’s standing during and after Chapter 7 and 13 cases, determining whether a cause of action is property of the estate, proper scheduling and disclosure of claims including whether a duty exists for post-petition claims in Chapter 13 cases, avoiding and responding to judicial estoppel arguments, plan treatment of prosecution and settlement of litigation, employment and compensation of counsel to litigate debtor’s legal claims, effect of plan confirmation on debtor’s right to bring causes of action post-confirmation; impact of stating an intent to surrender collateral on post-bankruptcy claims and defenses; using waiver and estoppel arguments against mortgage creditors.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register by September 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Est. to receive the webinar recording, materials (copy of presentation and Non Bankruptcy Causes of Action exert from Chapter 13: Practice And Procedure, 2d, 2016 Ed) and be registered for drawing.

Events

NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATE IS EXTENDED! REGISTER TODAY FOR SAVINGS!

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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION

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

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

#NACBASEA Session Spotlight!

Join Us On This Expedition!

Sunday, October 9th, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

“Chasing the Elusive White Whale: Harpooning the Current Mortgage Issues You Have to Know”

Start your adventure with our presenters, Max and John as they bring you up to date on loan modifications in and outside of bankruptcy, post-bankruptcy collection abuses after final cure, the new proof of claim attachment, catching servicers who misapply chapter 13 payments, new servicing regulations on monthly statements for debtors in bankruptcy, and more.

Presenters:

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Max Gardner

O. Max Gardner III, Esq. is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America in the area of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the standing of Mortgage Servicers in consumer bankruptcy cases. His position on the front lines of the war against predatory lenders and mortgage servicers has captured the attention of ABC News Nightline, CNN, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other news outlets across the country.Gardner received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969 and graduated with high honors from the UNC School of Law in 1974. Among others, he was a member of the Law Review, named the Outstanding Law Graduate of 1974, served as President of the Student Bar Foundation and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, he served as the Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. William H. Bobbitt, the late Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and as Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. William Copeland, an Associate Justice of that Court.

Max has been the lead attorney of record in many landmark cases but some of his most significant were Marshall v Spindale Savings & Loan, Stark v Crestar Mortgage, the Shelby Yarn Employees litigation, and Smith v First Union National Bank.

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John Rao

John Rao is an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, Inc. Mr. Rao focuses on consumer credit and bankruptcy issues and has served as a panelist and instructor at numerous bankruptcy and consumer law trainings and conferences. He has served as an expert witness in court cases and has testified in Congress on consumer matters. Mr. Rao is a contributing author and editor of NCLC’s Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice; co-author of NCLC’s Foreclosures; Bankruptcy Basics; Guide to Surviving Debt; and NCLC Reports: Bankruptcy and Foreclosures Edition, and contributing author to NCLC’s Student Loan Law. He is also a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy and the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide. Mr. Rao serves as a member of the federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2006. He is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, vice-president for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and former board member for the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at Boston College School of Law. Mr. Rao is a graduate of Boston University and received his J.D. in 1982 from the University of California (Hastings).

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/16

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

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Court Rejects McCoy and Sticks with Beard

New York Proposes Extensive Data Security Regs for Financial Services Companies, Begins 45-Day Comment Period

Top Takeaways from CFPB, FTC on How Debt Collectors Can Respond to Investigations

Study: Growing Healthcare Coverage Causes Decline in ‘Substantial’ Costs for Consumers

Massachusetts Appeals Court Addresses Statute of Limitations for Enforcement of Guaranty

Details of 2017 Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Announced

Wells Fargo Case Unlikely to Prompt Republican Embrace of CFPB

Debt collection companies sued for $10 million over robocalls

Uh-Oh, We’re Racking Up Credit Card Debt Like It’s 2007 Again

The Complicated Truth About Millennials And Credit Cards

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING WEBINARS

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Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems
with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
PRESENTERS:
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
REGISTER: HERE

Events

NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATE IS EXTENDED! REGISTER TODAY FOR SAVINGS!

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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION

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

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!