Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/15

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Top of The Week News…

GAO Releases Report on CFPB’s SBREFA Panels

FCC Clarifies Application of TCPA to Calls Made by Schools and Utilities

A Win for Consumers! FCC Limits Robocalls for Collectors of Federal Student Loan Debt

Late-Filed Return Not Honest and Reasonable Attempt to Comply

CFPB Presents Significant New Regulatory Requirements for Third-Party Debt Collectors

CFPB Seeks Input On Changes To Consumer Complaint Process

College May Keep Tuition Money Paid by Bankrupt Parents, Judge Rules

The medical debt crisis: The prognosis is still dire for Americans struggling to pay off massive health care bills

The stimulus wore off. What now?

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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CFPB Proposed Rule on Payday & Car Title Lending
DATE: Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: Free to NACBA Members
PRESENTERS:
Ms. Ellen Harnick, Senior Policy Counsel & Western States Director, CRL
Ms. Lisa Stifler, Deputy Director of State Policy, CRL
REGISTER HERE

Payday lenders purposefully ensnare people in debt they can’t escape. Payday and car title lenders drain more than $8 billion in fees annually. They collect 75 percent of their fees from people stuck in more than 10 loans a year by charging 300 percent APR. It’s a debt trap. Payday loan borrowers are more likely to fall behind on other bills and to file for bankruptcy.

In June, the CFPB proposed new rules to address the payday car title lending debt trap. Learn from experts at the Center for Responsible Lending about the payday loan debt trap, the proposed regulations, and how you can take action to strengthen the proposed rule.

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

CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL HIGHLIGHT

There are more than articles in the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. Read the Board Annoucments, All the details on NACBA’s Fall Workshop, Updates on Events such as the 2 Day Law Firm Marketing Bootcamp, and more.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Free Registration to NACBA’s 2016 Fall Workshop Members-Only Cruise (Miami, FL – Nassau, Bahamas)

October 6-10, 2016

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Visit the NACBA Facebook page and enter to Win a Free Registration to the Fall Workshop Members Only CruiseJust LIKE the Post & SHARE on your page for a chance of winning one (1) FREE Registration (total value $594) to NACBA’s 2016 Fall Workshop Members Only Cruise (Miami, FL – Nassau, Bahamas), October 6-10, 2016. This prize package includes registration to the Pre-Cruise Tax Session.

Contest Expires August 26th, 2016 Winner Announced August 29th, 2016 . Non-Transferable. One (1) winner selected. Current Membership in NACBA Required. Good luck!

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

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