Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/31


News Making Headlines…

Federal Oversight of Debt Collectors Prompts Lawsuit

CFPB Shuts Down Student Loan Debt Relief Scam

Operation Allegedly Collected and Sold Phantom Debts

Veteran Reimbursed for Tax Collection Payment After Lengthy Battle

ACA Member CBE Group Defeats TCPA Claim Over Proprietary Dialing System

Consumer Advocates File Suit Against Dept. of ED for “Secret” Policies

Headline The ARM Industry Should Like to See: “Closing Time for a Fake Debt Collector”

COHEAO: Private Collection Agencies Provide A Critical Service In Maintaining A Strong Federal Student Loan Program

A Minefield of Risks for Taxpayers: New Report on the Perils Taxpayers Face from Unregulated Preparers, Lack of Fee Disclosure, and Tax-Time Financial Products,


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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.



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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!


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