Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/24

Check Out What’s Happening in the News…

Court to Hear Wells Fargo’s Bid to Block 49-State Overdraft Fee Class Action

California District Court Dismisses FDCPA Claim Over a Potential Convenience Fee for Lack of Article III Standing Under Spokeo

TCPA Student Loan Calls Case Dismissed – Court Determines TCPA Exception Applied

District Court: Bankruptcy Discharge did Not render Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable in FCRA Case

District Court Finds that Bankruptcy Court Could exercise its Civil Contempt Power under 11 U.S.C. §105(a) to remedy Violations of Discharge Injunction by City and School District

Student Loan Company Accused of Mismanaging Debt Forgiveness Program

American Express to pay $96 million over discriminatory card terms

JPMorgan, debt collector agrees to $4.3 mln settlement

Eleventh Circuit Moves Toward Bright Line Rule That Debtors Cannot Retain Real Property Post- Discharge Without Reaffirming the Mortgage Debt

Ferguson VS Navient

Read the Transcript for Ferguson vs Navient. This is a new area of law dealing with those types of student loans that are not automatically excepted from discharge. It shows that debtors who went through bankruptcy years ago with dischargeable student loans and have been hounded into repaying these discharged loans have a remedy for relief and punitive sanctions.  Submitted by Austin Smith.

Register for Today’s NACBA Webinar!

LinkedIn for Lawyers: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Social Media
Date: Thursday, August 24th, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, Founder and CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: NACBA Member Benefit, No Cost
Register: HERE

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

As a member of NACBA, we know that one of the most valued membership benefits is the ability to correspond with your colleagues. NACBA’s online community, NACBA Connect enables you to join discussions, post questions and interact with your peers on a daily basis if you choose. Gene Melchionne’s article, “The Listserv is Dead! Long Live the Listserv,” gives you advice on how to get the most out of NACBA’s Online Community environment with clear and concise steps that will get you linked to your peers.

Exciting Upcoming Events!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! Visit Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

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