Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/5

Check Out Headlines in Thursday’s Bankruptcy News Briefs…

Federal Student Loan Default Rates See Slight Uptick

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Other Finance Industry Groups File Lawsuit to Overturn CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

Three Commonly Overlooked Causes of Bankruptcy in the US

Court: Validation Notice Sent Via Email Requiring Consumer to Click a Link to Open a “Secure Package” Is Not “Sending” a Validation Notice Under FDCPA

Judge Rules Unintentional Violation of Policies and Procedures Permits Debt Collector to invoke ‘Bona Fide Error’ Defense

Debtor in Her Fifties who Never Searched for Jobs Unrelated to her Master’s Degree, and who Never Applied for Income-Based Repayment Plans, Failed All 3 Prongs of Brunner Student Loan Dischargeability Test

Reform of the CFPB Through the Financial Choice Act

Post-Recession Borrowers Struggle to Repay Loans

CFPB issues interim final rule on mortgage servicer communication

Dear Debtor, Three Strikes And You’re Outta Here!

Ninth Circuit Reverses Course On Measure Of Collateral Value In Cramdown Confirmation Of Chapter 11 Plan

Maine Bankruptcy Judge Rules That § 362(c)(3)(A) Automatically Terminates Automatic Stay

Equifax Calls for Free Credit Locks. Experian’s Reply? Nope.

Advocates Seek Congressional Action on Credit Data Protection

Rising Household Debt: What It Means For Growth And Stability

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’s October Webinar Lineup!

Today’s Webinar!

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

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.

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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