Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/18

Read today’s headlines below…

7th Circuit Reverses Precedent, Holds No Compliance Exceptions to Rule 8006(g) Based on the Functional-Equivalence Doctrine and/or the Harmless-Error Doctrine

Treasury Department recommends ‘mandatory’ financial-literacy courses for college students

Debt Collector Goes Bankrupt After Health Care Data Hack

I’m a 29-Year-Old With $235k in Student Debt. I’ll Never Pay It Back.

Texas Court Finds No Issue With Mailing Second Validation Letter After 30-Day Validation Window

College loan forgiveness sought for young farmers

Federal Court: Unlicensed Debt Buyer Violates FDCPA – Is Ruling in Harmony with the New Jersey Consumer Finance Licensing Act?

Fourth Circuit’s Decision Revitalizes First Amendment Challenge to the TCPA

Former ITT Tech students get millions in relief from student loan debt

Is College Worth the Cost?

The CFPB 4.0 – A Year of Changes: New Director, New Developments, New Directions

Discover eliminates bank fees, which can cost consumers almost $100 a year

Americans are stressed about money, and student loans are ‘probably leading the way’

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Advanced Topics in Chapter 13 Online Workshop
Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM EST
Cost: $99 Member / $149 Non Member
Presenters: Trish Mayer Esq., Summer Shaw, Esq. & James Haller Esq.
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This panel is in response to the statement, “teach me something I didn’t know.” Designed for attorneys who are already seasoned or strive to be, the program will give participants new and innovative weapons with which to assist their clients.

  • Small Business Ch. 13 Issues
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  • Valuing a sole proprietorship and “collapsing” the business entity
  • Early withdrawal tax penalties as non-priority claims
  • Election of short tax year to create pre-petition tax debt in a chapter 7
  • 1099-C issues
  • Proper application of prior-case payments in refiled chapter 13 cases
  • “How to” lien strip an unsecured mortgage, including service and discharge issues

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Chapter 13 Plan Provisions: What Are They Good For?
Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., O. Max Gardner III, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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Introduction to Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Online Workshop
Date: July 26, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM EST
Cost: $99 Member / $149 Non Member
Presenters: Edward Boltz, Esq., Hal Nemeth, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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Bankruptcy is a world unto itself. This webinar is designed to introduce practitioners to the bankruptcy landscape and will cover the basics of chapter 7 and chapter 13, the difference between the two, and factors to consider when recommending one chapter over another. This program will give new attorneys and staff an introduction to bankruptcy practice.

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