Author: kristadamelio

Krista D’Amelio joined NACBA in April 2017 as Director of Government Affairs and Communications. D’Amelio’s work will focus on strengthening relationships and increasing advocacy reach with elected officials and government agencies to enhance their understanding and support of NACBA’s issues. Prior to joining NACBA, D’Amelio served as Global Government Affairs Coordinator at Airlines for America where she assisted to increase advocacy reach and lobbying capabilities of the organization. Previously, she was the Associate Director of College Partner Relations at the Center for Student Opportunity where she helped first-generation students on the road to and through college. A native of Connecticut, D’Amelio began her career in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele and on gubernatorial campaigns. She received duel Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Connecticut where she also conducted published research for the Department of Sociology. D'Amelio's research tracing the evolution of social policy in Connecticut led her to be granted the John G. Hill Political Science Excellence Award and her research abroad in the Arts and Humanity Summer Program in Florence, Italy earned her the 2009 Global Scholar Award. D'Amelio holds a masters degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/22

New Wednesday headlines read…

Student Loan Agency ACSI Recertifies as a Small Business

6th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Plaintiff’s FDCPA Suit over Law Firm Debt Collection Letters

U.S. House passes CRA resolution to block Department of Education student loan rule

Debt Collector Violated FDCPA by Failing to Identify Creditor

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/21

Today’s bankruptcy and consumer news read…

Is Student Loan Debt Now Dischargeable Through Bankruptcy? It’s Complicated

No Credit? Here’s How to Build a Healthy History

The Worst Kind of Medical Debt

Telecom company Frontier tells creditors it seeks a March bankruptcy

The student loan debt is $1.6 trillion and people are struggling to pay it down

The student debt squeeze: A look at 3 people’s budgets

Ninth Circuit Sides With Debt Collector in FDCPA Case

United States: Overview Of Cases Of Particular Interest Currently Pending Before The Supreme Court Of The United States

Two Powerful New State CFPBs? California, New York Proposals May Rock the Financial World

Supreme Court Rules “Now or Never” to Appeal Stay Relief Denials

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/17

Kickstart your weekend with the following headlines…

House Overturns Student Loan Forgiveness Rule

CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Payless to reopen shoe stores closed during bankruptcy, 58.5 billion robocalls were placed in 2019, and credit card usage up 7 percent

IRS offers tax relief for student loan debt discharges

How to avoid student loan debt relief scams

To build a more diverse workforce, companies should focus on tackling student debt

CFPB 2019 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2020

CFPB Releases Guides on TRID Disclosures for Construction Loans

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/15

Midweek headlines featured today are…

Supreme Court holds bankruptcy stay a final order for purposes of appeal

Justices Set Rule for Appealing Bankruptcy Stays

FTC Settles with Operators of “Phantom” Debt Collection Scheme

Maryland Offering $9M in Student Loan Debt Relief

Elizabeth Warren: I’ll Forgive Student Loans On Day 1 As President

Where They Stand: 2020 Presidential Candidates On Student Debt, College Costs

Puerto Rico Retirees Could Face 8.5% Cut to Pensions, in Latest Blow for Island

Justices Set Rule for Appealing Bankruptcy Stays

CFPB files lawsuit against companies and individuals involved in offering student debt relief services

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/13

News consumer and bankruptcy headlines are…

As Businesses Hold Back, U.S. Consumers Seen Boosting Big Banks’ Profits

For-profit film school turned their Hollywood dreams into student debt nightmares

The Next Recession Won’t Be Triggered by a Housing Market Crash: Economist

Black Philanthropy And Its Effect On The Black Student Debt Crisis

‘I have a chance now to have a life’: Navy vet who won watershed student loan ruling tells his story

Schools scramble for new milk supplier after dairy company closes

U.S. Senate passes anti-robocall bill

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/10

Some quick headlines to read today…

Bankruptcy Court Discharges Student Loans, Labels “Certainty of Hopelessness” Standard a “Myth” and Not Supported by In re Brunner.

Upending Bankruptcy ‘Myths,’ Judge Erases $220,000 Student Loan Debt

Changing Court Attitudes on Bankruptcies

Warren bankruptcy plan aims to close loophole for police brutality

Under Highland Capital Bankruptcy Deal, Co-Founder Dondero Stays, Without Pay

CFPB Sues Mortgage Lender For Credit Report Abuses

Fifth Circuit Unravels FDCPA Class Action After Finding No Common Issue

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/08

New headlines read…

AARP to focus on drug price transparency, student loan debt and more for General Assembly

Colorado would repay first 2 years of student loans for grads who stay in state under “Get On Your Feet” bill

Student Loan Balances Increasing in Most American Metros, Data Shows

White House contender Warren, drawing on academic background, proposes bankruptcy reform

Borden Dairy Lenders Blast ‘Irrational’ Bankruptcy Filing

Bankruptcy Courts Remain Inaccessible To Cannabis Cos.

Pier 1 Cuts Staff and Weighs Bankruptcy Plan; Stock Plunges

Wisconsin farmers worry about impact of large dairy producers filing for bankruptcy

The Potential Ripple Effect of Borden Dairy’s Bankruptcy Filing

INSIGHT: CFPB Uses Settlement, Workshop to Flex Credit Reporting Muscle

District Of New Jersey Upholds Securities Fraud Action Against Major Student Loan Servicer Based Upon Alleged Forbearance Scheme Harming Borrowers

She Can Infer ATDS Claims, But Her FDCPA Name Claim Fell Short

Is Carrying a Balance Always Bad for Your Credit Score