Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/3

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Midweek Headlines…

The CFPB Ombudsman’s Office released its mid-year update in July, focusing on individual inquiries to the Ombudsman, related to CFPB proposed rules, the consumer complaint database, and other outreach initiatives…CFPB Ombudsman’s Office Releases Mid-year Update

Consumer spending increased 0.4 percent, or by $53 billion, in June, according to estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and U.S. Department of Commerce…Consumer Spending Increases in June

A mortgage creditor violated the automatic stay by mistakenly filing a claim to which it had no rights and by failing to immediately return payments on that claim it had received by the trustee. In re Mocella, No. 10-42287 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio June 15, 2016)…Incompetence Does Not Excuse Stay Violation

Experian, today released Contact Monitor to help businesses reduce wrong-party contact that supports compliance with the TCPA…Experian’s Contact Monitor Strengthens Business Insight on Customer Contact Info

The CFPB  outlines four principles to guide its discussions on the future of loss mitigation as the U.S. Treasury’s crisis-era Home Affordable Modification Program is phased out at the end of 2016…CFPB Issues Principles for Future of Loss Mitigation

Student debt may be contributing to wealth inequality…New York Fed warns of troubling consequence of rising student loan debt

Second Circuit Raises a Caution Flag for Sales Free-and-Clear of Claims

Attorney “Meaningful Involvement” Case Sent Back to District Court

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CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL HIGHLIGHT

Today’s #CBJ spotlight comes from Morgan D. King’s article, “Sales Tax Discharge Issues in Bankruptcy. ” Go to King’s Korner to read more!

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