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- 1/30

Today’s headlines read…

Governor Evers creates student loan debt task force

MoviePass Parent Files for Bankruptcy

With $47 Billion in Settlements, PG&E Pushes Toward Bankruptcy Exit

Democrats press IRS on protecting taxpayers from debt collectors

House Financial Services Committee to Hold Two Industry-Relevant Hearings in February

CFPB Releases Policy Statement on Compliance Aids

CFPB Provides Guidance on UDAAP Abusive Standard

Senators Seek IG Investigation of CFPB Consumer Restitution

Seniors deal with the harsh reality of debt


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/29

Take some time to read the following…

Top New York Bankruptcy Judge Pushes Mediation For Student Loans

Sallie Mae reverses course on personal loan origination

Debt Collection Rule Could Leave Non-English Speakers Vulnerable

Student Loan Discharged in Bankruptcy – Just a Blip, or Something Bigger?

Who owes all that student debt? And who’d benefit if it were forgiven?

Supreme Court Affirms Sixth Circuit: Bankruptcy Stay-Relief Denials Immediately Appealable

New judge sworn in to federal bankruptcy court in Las Vegas

New rules are gutting consumer watchdog group from the inside, legal experts say

More Trustees Fear for the Future

Bar Louie Gets Approval to Pay Wages, Access Bankruptcy Loan

United States: Bankruptcy Trustee Appeals Seventh Circuit’s Ruling On Sufficiency Of UCC Collateral Description To US Supreme Court

CFPB Issues No-Action Letter to National Bank for Funding Arrangements with Housing Counseling Agencies


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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/28

Tuesday headlines read…

Teachers Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loans

Phone scams look to capitalize on massive student loan debt

Is Student Loan Forgiveness Taxable? It Depends.

FICO’s new credit score model won’t ding you for simply having student loans or a big mortgage

Moriarty Bill to Require Dealers to Pay Off Consumer Debt on a Trade Vehicle Within 15 Days Approved by Assembly Panel

Title-Loan Settlement Means $825K for N Carolina Consumers

Oil Bankruptcies Are Piling Up

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Guidance Clarifying Abusiveness Standard

California Governor Moves to Strengthen State Consumer Protection Enforcement in 2020


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/27

Start your week with the following…

Consumer Financial Regulator Limits Its Powers Against Abuses

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

Safeway owner Albertsons seeks IPO amid woes over underfunded pensions

United States: California Announces Revamp Of Consumer Protection Regime In Place Of Sidelined CFPB


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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/24

It’s Friday! Check out the latest news…

Surprise, Your Credit Score May Drop

After Bankruptcy, Nearly Half of Retailers Close All Stores

Greeting Cards Retailer Papyrus Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Close Stores

Court Cites Student Loans As Reason To Deny Bar Admission To New Lawyer

Federal reserve report shows substantial increase in student loan debt

Key CFPB defenders urge SCOTUS to skip constitutional issue

Killing the CFPB Would Harm States, Attorneys General Tell Court

Former Wells Fargo CEO Hit With $17.5 Million Fine, Barred From Banking Industry

6th Cir. Holds Consumer Lacks Standing to Assert ‘Meaningful Involvement’ Claim, Not Every Technical Violation is Redressable

NY DFS Unveils Consumer Protection Task Force, adds Former CFPB Deputy Director

Sixth and Ninth Circuits Issue Decisions Applying Spokeo to FDCPA and FCRA Claims

Big Week in the 7th Circuit: Settlement Offers, Envelopes, Creditor ID, and More

Another Seat at the Table: CFPB Adds Another Member to Taskforce


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/23

Take some time to read the following…

FICO Changes Could Lower Your Credit Score

Banks Are Raising Credit Card Limits Without Asking Customers

7th Circuit rejects ‘benign-language’ exception to debt-collection law

Debt Collector Can’t Put ‘TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENT’ on Envelope


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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


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