Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/28

Dive Into Thursday’s Headlines…

Voicemail Emerges Again With Questions of “Communication” and Meaningful Disclosure

Is A Bank A “Debt Collector” Under California’s Rosenthal Act? Maybe Not.

Expert Says Practice of Law Exemption is Essential to Fix FDCPA

Court Applies Realistic Fact-Based Analysis to Student Loan Discharge

NACBA, NCLC Urge for Credit Counseling Waivers for Hurricane Victims

Big changes coming for credit firms in wake of Equifax hack, CFPB director says

Insurance Company that Defended Bad Faith Lawsuit Filed Against it on Behalf of Bankruptcy Estate Could Not Seek Fees from the Debtor Individually

Senate to soon vote to rescind new CFPB arbitration rule

Study: Consumers’ Student Loan Debt Reaches Nearly $1.4 Trillion

New England Collectors Ask State Lawmakers to Reject Bill that Would Harm Consumers

CFPB, Student Loan Securitizer, and Debt Collector Agree to Combined $21.6 Million Settlement for Alleged Illegal Collection Practices

Eleventh Circuit: Voicemail Constitutes Communication Under the FDCPA, But Disclosure of Individual’s Identity Is Not Required

District Court Decertifies TCPA Class Following Invalidation Of Solicited Fax Rule

U.S. Second-Quarter Growth Revised Upward to 3.1% Annual Pace

NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day!

NACBA is excited for 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Register for NACBA’s October Webinar!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

DATE: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BY: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
COST:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members

Save The Date!


  • 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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