Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/23


Mid-Week Headlines…

Guidance Needed From Department on Repaying Student Loans In Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

High Rate of Collection Complaints From Service Members: CFPB

Collection Firm Agrees to Cancel $19.7M in Debts

Debt Collectors Warned About Phony Payday Loans

CFPB Faces No-Win Scenario on Payday Lending

Fraction of Student Loan Debt Collected Through Wage Garnishment

Consumer Spending Grows in January

Get Sued If You Do . . . Get Sued If You Don’t: The Debt Collector’s Conundrum

Puerto Rico Gets Mixed Reception at U.S. Supreme Court


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Lessons from Harris v. Viegelahn
Monday, April 11, 2016, 60 minutes
3 PM Eastern / 2PM Central / 1PM Mountain / 12 PM Pacific

Presented by: Chief Judge Melvin S. Hoffman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, Tara Twomey of NCBRC and Brett Weiss, Esq. of Chung & Press, LLC

Registration deadline: 4/11/16 at 2PM Eastern.
$25 Member / $75 Non Member
Registration HERE

In Harris v. Veigelhan, the Supreme Court resolved a disagreement among courts over the question of whether a debtor or his creditors should receive funds derived from the debtor’s post-petition wages held by the trustee under a confirmed chapter 13 plan when the case is converted to chapter 7 in good faith. In a clear, concise, and narrowly focused decision the Court ruled in the debtor’s favor. Subsequently, some courts have applied Harris broadly to deny payment of debtor’s counsel in other circumstances.

This webinar will review the various post-Harris cases that have been decided and offer practical suggestions for ways in which debtor’s counsel can get paid in unsuccessful chapter 13 cases.

If you are unable to participate in webinar at scheduled time, register by 4/11/16 at 2 PM Eastern and you will receive recording, materials and discounted pricing. After 4/11/16, the webinar will be available in the NACBA Store.




Convention attendees can purchase the special one-day Pre-Convention Session: Evidence & Procedure for the Bankruptcy Litigator at a reduced rate.  When registering for the Convention, you will add the session to your cart during the normal Convention registration process.  If you have any questions or problems, give us a call at 1.800.499.9040 and we will be happy to help.  Click here to register for the Convention AND one of the Pre-Convention sessions.

If you have already registered for the Convention and did not register for one of the Pre-Convention sessions, no worries! You can still register at the reduced rate by calling us at 1.800.499.9040 or by logging into your account at and clicking on “My Events” then “Add Session” to add this session to your registration.

Learn more about what these sessions offer at NACBASF!

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NACBASF and NACBA’s Fall Workshop Summit is the perfect opportunity to be an exhibitor or sponsor to showcase your product. Learn more about how you can participate in the 2016 Prospectus.


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Why not mix a little work with a little play! Earn CLE while you have some fun at NACBA’s Fall Workshop Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th, 2016. The location might be unexpected, but the education provided aboard will be what NACBA members have come to expect from our educational programs.  Save the Date and come sail away with NACBA!


Spring break is here! Why not kick back and indulge in some reading? One of the benefits of being a NACBA member is receiving the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. The CBJ is full of articles that are relevant and timely to your practice. Catch up on past issues before we distribute the new edition. Interested in writing an article? Check out the editorial timeline, and submit an article!


With so many exciting educational events and networking opportunities on the horizon in 2016 don’t forget to renew your NACBA Membership! Renew Today! 

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