Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/28


Monday’s Headlines…

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Collection Letter Showing a “Static” Current Balance is Misleading

Judge Says Bankrupt Law Grads Can Cancel Bar Loans

CFPB Warns Of Elderly Financial Exploitation

For Servicemembers, Debt Collection Is Top Consumer Complaint

AG orders debt collector to stop its efforts in WV

Home equity credit lines boom 20% in 2015 in borrowing binge

Menendez Bill Seeks Protections for Consumers Overwhelmed by Medical Debt

Education Department to Forgive Debt of Former Corinthian Colleges Students


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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.



Free Access to Video Stream Convention Presentations

Time is winding down and soon we will be at #NACBASF experiencing a convention like no other with prominent keynote speakers, timely and informative sessions and plenty of networking while enjoying the beautiful city of San Francisco. Then too soon it will be over! But, we want you to go home, reminisce and catch any sessions you may have missed. This is why once again your Convention registration will  include three months access to replay many presentations in the comfort of your own home or office.

Register Today for the Early Bird Rate! Only 2 weeks left to receive this special rate. 


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!


Discovery Health Exchange

Offering a marketplace for NACBA members to shop for health insurance through a selection of insurance carriers and also offering other insurance options, such as dental, vision, life, disability, critical illness etc. For more information, please contact Vice President Irene M. Walton at Irene_Walton@ajg.comor call (215) 351-4765. Please note, coverage is for individuals, not group. Also, the following states are not yet available:  VT, WV, WY, SD, RI, MT, MA, DC.


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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