Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/5

Headlines Kicking Off the New Week…

Court Denied Creditor’s Dismiss Chapter 7 Case under §707(a) Since it was Not Bad Faith to File Case to Discharge One Substantial Debt

Debtor’s Obligation Related to First-time Home-buyer Tax Credit was Dischargeable Debt

Disturbing Report of Consumer Bureau Pull-Back on Equifax Investigation Compels Increased Efforts to Protect Consumers’ Data

New York Bankruptcy Courts Hold That a Debtor’s Failure to Make Postpetition Loan Payments is a Basis for Granting Relief from the Automatic Stay

Hard Lessons From the Federal Student-Loan Program’s Coming $36 Billion Shortfall

CFPB Is Constitutional But Makes $100 Million Mistake in Interpreting the Law

NY Court Dismisses Credit Union Suit Against Mulvaney

Mulvaney to Move CFPB’s Consumer Response; ACA Puts Complaints in Perspective

House Subcommittee Examines Fintech

More Than Half of Americans Fear Medical Bills as Much as Health Issues Themselves

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appears to shed its aggressive reputation

Seventh Circuit Rejects Use of Miller “Safe Harbor” Language When a Debt Cannot Increase

Tenth Circuit Joins the Fray Regarding Whether Foreclosures Are Debt Collection Activity

Opinion: Is consumer debt the bubble that finally ends the economy’s strong run?

Register for February’s Webinar!

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

Register HERE

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