Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/3

Dive Into Tuesday’s Headlines…

In Connecticut, 29 Call Attempts in 24 days May Be FDCPA Violation

Consumer Litigation Filings Reverse Course from July

New York Court Rules Settlement Offer in First Letter Not a FDCPA Violation

National Law Firm Ordered to Refund Attorneys’ Fees to Prospective Debtors, Where Local Counsel Drafted a Petition but Never Filed it and Ignored the Debtors

Eleventh Circuit Holds That Voicemails Are “Communications” and Clarifies “Meaningful Disclosure” under the FDCPA

2.5 Million More People Potentially Exposed in Equifax Breach

Equifax Is Taking Over From Wells Fargo as the Financial Industry’s Villain

Most States Still Don’t Have Comprehensive Balance Billing Legislation

First Equifax, now government: CFPB putting your data at risk

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Paying Off Debt

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.

NACBA’s October Webinar Lineup!

The One Secret You Must Know To Triple Your New Bankruptcy Leads From Your Existing Advertising

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Richard James, Automated Business Results
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

The Listserv is Dead! Long Live the Listserv!

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Dan LaBert, NACBA Executive Director
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

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
Register: HERE

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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