Bankruptcy News Briefs- 8/20

Happy Tuesday! Start your day with new briefs…

Contentious Choice for Student Borrower Advocate

Equifax to pay $575M for data breach, promises to protect data next time

This Age Group Is Surprisingly Saddled With Student Debt

Bills awaiting president’s signature to affect bankruptcies

Student loan debt forgiveness would hurt US economy, survey finds

Average student loan debt for graduates is approaching $30,000, report finds

This 34-year-old paid off $81,000 in student debt, but not before it took a toll on her mental health

Racketeering Lawsuit Against McKinsey Is Dismissed

Increase in Regulatory Expense for Debtor-In-Possession Revolving Credit Facilities

CFPB offers financial relief to harmed veterans

Foreclosure property manager can be sued as debt collector for allegedly locking tenants out, taking property

The CFPB’s new student loan ombudsman

DON’T MISS NACBA’S LIVE WEBINARS!

Criminal Justice Debts and Civil Fines in Bankruptcy
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

For criminal justice debtors and those with civil fines, bankruptcy can be a powerful tool. It may eliminate the obligation to repay these debts or provide an orderly mechanism for repaying certain debts that cannot be discharged. Bankruptcy can also open the door to relief, such as expungement, record sealing, or restoration of a driver’s license, that may otherwise be unavailable due to outstanding debt. This webinar will provide an overview of the application of bankruptcy law to criminal justice debt and civil fines.

Why You Should Attend: Not all criminal justice debt and civil fines are created equally. Learn about the different kinds of criminal justice debt and civil fines, including which are dischargeable in bankruptcy and which are not.

Home Owner’s Association Fees and Bankruptcy
Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Lee Rowland, Esq., Christina Henry Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

The treatment of Homeowner’s Association Fees in bankruptcy is a complex question. Are they dischargeable in chapter 7 and chapter 13? Does Rule 3002.1 apply? Can underwater HOA liens be avoided? This webinar will answer these questions and more as we explore the treatment of HOA fees in bankruptcy.

Why You Should Attend: HOAs can be aggressive in attempting to collect their debt. You won’t want to miss this program which will discuss ways to reduce or eliminate HOA fees and liens through bankruptcy.

Top 20 Cases You Must Know for Your Bankruptcy Practice.
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., Nathan Juster, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

From projected disposable income and attorneys’ fees to bankruptcy court jurisdiction, this session will cover fundamental cases that you need to know.

Why You Should Attend: You must know the major guideposts to give your clients accurate advice. Make sure you are following these important cases and using them to your client’s benefit.

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