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Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/28

Midweek Headlines…

Stay Does Not Require Bank to Release Citation Lien

Texas Lawyers and Law Professors Urge Representative Gonzalez to Withdraw Support of Bill that Would Harm Texas Consumers

Debt Collection Industry Faces Evolving Compliance Regulations

From the Web: Department of Justice Files Opposition Brief in CFPB Deputy Director’s Appeal

New Jersey Federal Court Finds Additional Telephone Number In Validation Letter Did Not Violate FDCPA

How Chicago Ticket Debt Sends Black Motorists Into Bankruptcy

E.D.N.Y.: Collection Agency Can Enforce Arbitration Clause of Underlying Credit Agreement

CFPB report finds removal of public record data has small effect on credit scores

Bankruptcy Straight-Talk For Credit Union Members

DeVos to Assert that Only Department of ED, Not States, Can Regulate Student Loan Servicers

Mulvaney Says His CFPB Is Keeping Elizabeth Warren Up at Night

GUEST VIEW: Debt collection companies have hijacked the justice system

Iowa court debt approaches $732 million

Total consumer debt increased faster in Hawaii than the nation, DBEDT report

Overdue US credit card debt hits 7-year high at $11.9bn

Congressional Research Service Releases Bankruptcy & Student Loans Report

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Congressional Research Service released a report titled “Bankruptcy and Student Loans”. The report explains how and why the Bankruptcy Code makes student loans nondischargeable unless undue hardship is proven. It concludes with providing potential considerations for Congress to treat student loans moving forward. Read the Full Report.

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/27

Check Out Monday’s Headlines…

Wells Fargo Facing Penalties Over Ignoring Student Loan Included in Bankruptcy

The IRS’ Inability to Collect Tax by Levy Tolled the 3-Year Time Period to Determine Dischargeability under §507(a)(8)

Debtor’s Wedding Ring is “Necessary Wearing Apparel” and Fully Exempt Under State Statute

Statement of National Consumer Law Center’s Lauren Saunders Regarding Appointment of Mulvaney

Mulvaney as Interim Director of Consumer Bureau

Creditor Could be Liable for Violating Discharge Injunction, Even if the Debt Does Not Exist

Debt-settlement bill worries consumer groups

Equifax breach is already taking a toll on consumers

CFPB Director Cordray Shaped a Critical Consumer Watchdog

All About the CFPB, Washington’s New Flashpoint: QuickTake Q&A

US Black Friday Sales Hit Record High, So Does Household Debt

CFPB Drama’s Next Act Comes as Dueling Heads Show Up to Lead

FDCPA Overrides State Law Limitations Period And Charging Order Exclusivity In Wilhite

Months after Equifax breach, credit freeze bill on ice

Goldman Sachs forgives $71 million in mortgage debt

Registration is Open for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

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Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/15

Midweek Headlines…

Beware Holiday Shoppers: Deferred Interest Promotions Promise 0% Now, but Can Cost Big Bucks Later

Lawsuit accuses debt collector of unfair practices

Debtor’s Chapter 7 Fails 707(b)’s “Smell Test”

Win for Consumers: Second Circuit Reverses Debt Collection Suit

Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Bankruptcy Procedure Take Effect December 1, 2017

Another Industry Win in the Battle Over Interest Disclosures in Second Circuit

CFPB Provides Guidance on Consumer Data Protection

Freedom Debt Relief: CFPB “fundamentally misunderstands” debt settlement process

CFPB The CFPB Wants More Data On Free Credit Scoring Sites

U.S. Household Debt Reaches Record $13 Trillion: Watch Subprime Auto Loans

Speak Up About Student Loan Consumer Protections

AFBC Encourages Consumers to Check on Their Credit Report and Student Loan Accounts

The Student Loan Default Crisis for Borrowers with Children

Registration is Open for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Join us in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver a beautiful and convenient location that is the perfect backdrop for this much-anticipated event. We couldn’t be more excited for you to experience our stellar and informative sessions, listen to our expert keynote speakers that include, Dr. Wendy Osefo,  Susan Carnicero, Rashmi Airan, and Amy Vetter, attend 1 of 3 Pre-Convention Sessions, along with the opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues, visit the expansive exhibit,  earn CLE, plus so much more!

We can’t wait to see you! Don’t delay Register by February 23rd, 2018 to receive the Early Bird Rate! 

Visit https://www.nacba.org/nacbaden/ your go-to spot for everything #NACBADEN!

Save the Date

  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/8

Midweek Headlines…

U.S. consumer agency sues Freedom Debt Relief for misleading consumers

Who Is to Blame for Skyrocketing Consumer Credit Debt?

Oregon Requires Debt Buyers to be Licensed, Stronger Documentation

Wall Street Is Fighting a CFPB Deal Over Billions in Defaulted Student Loans

CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule Amending Time Requirement For Servicers To Send Subsequent Early Intervention Notices

Debtors Who Transferred Rental Property to their Daughter 4 Years Pre-petition Passed Marrama’s Good-Faith Test and Could Convert to Chapter 13

Registration is Open for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

Register for November’s Webinar!

How to Introduce an Appraiser’s Testimony and Appraisal as Evidence in Bankruptcy Court

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Eastern
Presented By: James J. Haller, Esq.
Cost:  $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/7

Tuesday’s Headlines in the Briefs…

Florida Court Finds Materiality Needed for Date of Delinquency Claims Under FDCPA

Ocwen To Show Cause Why It Shouldn’t Be Held in Contempt

Consumer Groups Oppose Credit Unions’ Attempts to Robocall, Text Message Customers Without Their Consent

Debtor and Creditor Could Not Agree to Except Debt from Discharge by using a Joint Stipulation

Family farmers get a break (Chapter 12 bankruptcy)

CFPB’s Arbitration Rule Came in with a Roar, Leaves with a Whisper

Why Credit Card Debt Is A Consumer Noose And Could Hurt The 4 ‘Too Big To Fail’ Money Center Banks

CFPB Consumer Advisory Board Addresses Debt Collection; Samet Changes the Conversation

FTC reaches settlement with Chicago operators of alleged fake debt collection scheme

Consumer Credit in U.S. Rises by Most Since November 2016

Registration is Open for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

Register for November’s Webinar!

How to Introduce an Appraiser’s Testimony and Appraisal as Evidence in Bankruptcy Court

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Eastern
Presented By: James J. Haller, Esq.
Cost:  $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/6

Check Out Monday’s New Stories…

Credit Card Market Continues to Grow as Economy is on the Upswing

Trump Kills Cordray’s Arbitration Rule; Would He Do the Same for Debt Collectors?

CFPB Settlement With Student Loan Trust Raises Red Flags

§349 Required that Funds held by Chapter 13 Trustee be Paid to the Debtor Upon Dismissal

Chapter 13 Debtors’ Plan Could Discriminate in Favor of Student Loans Since they had Reasonable Bases for the Proposed Discrimination

All Oklahoma Sheriffs Named in Debt-Collection Lawsuit

Vanquish a phantom debt for good

Consumer Watch: Debt payment tips to keep strong credit rating

Are rising debt loads and declining protections too much for consumers?

Register for November’s Webinar!

How to Introduce an Appraiser’s Testimony and Appraisal as Evidence in Bankruptcy Court

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Eastern
Presented By: James J. Haller, Esq.
Cost:  $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/2

Check Out The Headlines Making News…

President Donald Trump Signs Repeal of CFPB’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

FTC Bans Operators of Debt Collection Scheme from Industry

Judge Braden Denies Pending Motions in Dept. of ED Debt Collection Matter

Chapter 13 Debtor Can Put Earnings Into 401(k)

Supreme Court Struggles With Who’s an ‘Insider’ in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Provisions Signed Into Law Help Farmers, Add Judges

Second Circuit Declines to Rehear Decision on Revoking TCPA Consent

Postpetition 401(k) Contributions are Allowable Deductions in Calculating Disposable Income for Chapter 13 Plan Purposes

Supreme Court Set for Argument in ‘High Stakes’ Bankruptcy Case

Abandonment May Not Be Revoked Upon Unexpected Increase in Value

Trump Kills Cordray’s Arbitration Rule; Would He Do the Same for Debt Collectors?

Register for November’s Webinar!

How to Introduce an Appraiser’s Testimony and Appraisal as Evidence in Bankruptcy Court

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Eastern
Presented By: James J. Haller, Esq.
Cost:  $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018!