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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/8

Kicking Off A New Week With New Headlines…

CFPB Bank Complaints Normalized; Such Analysis Eludes Debt Collectors

From the Web: Cybersecurity Legislation Slated for Action in 2018, if Congressional Schedule Allows

Collection Boot Camp: The Red Flags Rule and Debt Collection

Senator Concerned About Possible ‘Burrowing In’ Situation Involving CFPB Deputy Director

New York Credit Union: CFPB’s Mulvaney Already Hurting Us

Debt-collectors harass people duped into fake Telkom listing update

Debtor’s Guaranty of Wife’s Business Debt was a Non-consumer Debt, so he was Not Subject to Abuse Test under § 707(b)(1)

4 Ways Betsy DeVos Plans To Make It Harder For Ripped-Off Students To Get Loan Forgiveness

Involuntary Proceeding Suspended to Permit Disposition of State Court Litigation

Months after Equifax data breach, we’re still no closer to privacy protections

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/3

Midweek Headlines…

ICYMI: U.S. District Court Hears Oral Arguments in CFPB Leadership Case

Circuit Court: Debtor Claiming Federal exemptions under § 522 of the Bankruptcy Code May Exempt a 100% Interest in an Asset in Certain Situations

 Even Though it Resulted in Windfall for Undeserving Defendant, Court Applied Judicial Estoppel Against Debtor who Failed to Amend Bankruptcy Schedules to Disclose the Existence of Litigation

CFPB Report: Consumer Credit Market Remains Largely Stable

$119,000 Sanctions for Discharge Injunction Violations

Plaintiff/Debtor Loses Motion In Limine to Exclude Student Loan Promissory Note since NCSLT Witness Testimony May be able to Authenticate the Full Document

Mulvaney Updates CFPB Mission

CFPB Credit Card Market Report Addresses Collections and Recovery

U.S. appeals court revives proposed debt collection class action

Miami-Dade Clerk Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit Over 40 Percent Collection Fee

Average American’s Holiday Debt Goes Up 5 Percent

Nationwide consumer debt higher than ever before

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/2

Let’s Kick Off 2018 With New Headlines…

Plaintiff/Debtor Loses Motion In Limine to Exclude Student Loan Promissory Note since NCSLT Witness Testimony May be able to Authenticate the Full Document

Court Grants Stay Relief to Creditor that was Defrauded by Borrowers’ Agent in “Hijacking” Scheme

Court Allowed Debtors to Convert Case to Chapter 13 in order to Sell Their Home, Over Objections from the IRS and Trustee

2017 marked a year of tearing down consumer protections ‘brick by brick’

Eastern District of New York Grants Motion to Dismiss FDCPA Current Balance Claim

With student debt rising, attorney general calls for legislation regulating lenders

Cuomo proposes reforms to aid students taking out loans

CFPB changes tone in third biennial CARD Act report

Both sides grossly overstate consumer watchdog’s impact

Local bankers weigh in on latest trends in consumer debt

Student loan debt in Washington state reaches highest level at $24.4B

A Peek Into American Debt by Generation

CFPB Withdraws Its Consumer Disclosures Survey Signaling That Debt Collection Rulemaking Is No Longer At The Top Of The CFPB’s Priorities

Northern District of New York: No FDCPA Violation Where Pre-Judgment Interest Not Disclosed in Collection Letters

Recession created ‘perfect storm’ for sharp rise in student loan debt

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/28

Check Out Headlines Making News…

Educational Debt in Excess of §109(e) Debt Limit is Not Cause for Dismissal or Conversion of Chapter 13 Case

Debtors Could Exempt their Mobile Home in Massachusetts under a Florida Statute, which the Court found to be Extraterritorial

Narrow bankruptcy laws make it nearly impossible to discharge student debt

Americans have more credit cards – and more debt says CFPB

Northern District Of New York: No FDCPA Violation Where Pre-Judgment Interest Not Disclosed In Collection Letters

CFPB adjusts HMDA data collection, TILA mortgage escrow thresholds

SDNY Bankruptcy Court Chimes in on Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction to Consider Third-Party Releases

CFPB plans to further delay prepaid rule

Many Americans don’t have a plan to pay off their debts

Fifth Circuit Claims Loan Modification Communications Are Not Debt Collection Activities Under TDCA

Court Holds that Bankruptcy Judges Cannot Impose Punitive Sanctions

Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/26

Missed Headlines Last Week? Catch Up Today!

BAP: Bankruptcy Court Did Not Err in Sanctioning Ocwen $119,000 for Willful Discharge Violation but Did Err by Holding that it Lacked Authority to Award Punitive Damages

Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase in November

Minimum Percentage Paid to Unsecured Creditors is Not a Factor in Determining Reasonable of Chapter 13 Counsel’s Fees

FTC Issues Reminder to Consumers on Stopping Robocalls as Legitimate Businesses Calls Continue to Get Improperly Blocked and Labeled

Traffic Fines Not Given Priority in Chapter 13

Fourth Circuit Side-Steps Retirement Contribution Issue

Education Department Rolls Back Relief to Defrauded Corinthian Colleges Students

New Bankruptcy Rules that Creditors Need to Know and Follow

Banking Lobbyists Back FCC Petition to Shield Companies from Penalties for Text Messaging Consumers

CFPB’s Updated Timeframe for Debt Collection Rulemaking Unlikely as New CFPB Leadership Signals a Stall

Tax Sale Can be Redeemed Through Chapter 13 Plan

FDCPA Caselaw Review for November 2017

Northern District of NY Agrees with Debt Collector: Pre-Judgment Interest Does Not Trigger Avila Disclosure Requirements

E.D.N.Y. Rips Into Plaintiffs’ Bar on Reverse Avila Claims

The conflict over the CFPB and what it means for the future

Under New Leadership, CFPB Withdraws Proposed Debt Collection Disclosure Survey

What 2017 meant for student loan borrowers

Student Loan Debt Is The Gift That Keeps Giving

Bankruptcy Court Lacked Power to Issue Punitive Sanctions

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Remember to Renew Your NACBA Membership for 2018!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/15

End of the Week Headlines…

The Looming Collapse of Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities

“Snapshot” Rule Precludes Amended Homestead Exemption

Chapter 13 Debtor Can’t Redeem Pawned Auto Through Plan

Study: Consumers’ Pre-Recession Spending, Debt Habits Continue

Both Sides Are Wrong in Bank-Watchdog Power Struggle

Betsy DeVos hit with two lawsuits in one day over backlog of student debt relief claims

Bill before Congress to help combat student loan debt

BAP Affirms Bankruptcy Court’s Denial of Student Loan Discharge for Single Mother on Food Stamps and Medicaid Where her Income Based Payment Would be $0

Bankruptcy filings up 15% in Toledo area

The United States of Indebted America

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Bankruptcy New Briefs 12/14

In Today’s Bankruptcy News Briefs…

Why States Should Have Primary Oversight of Attorney’s Activities in Debt-Collection Litigation

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Votes to Reduce Credit Bureau Consumer Protections

THE FIGHT TO CONTROL THE CFPB ISN’T OVER YET

CUNA files amicus brief supporting Mulvaney at CFPB

The preclusive effect of a Congressional override of the CFPB dealer pricing bulletin: we think Professor Levitin’s premise is wrong

Consumer lending 2017: Bold bets and strategic exits

District Court Affirms Finding of No Undue Hardship for 44-Year Old Lawyer/Nurse who Sought to Discharge Student Loans

Bankruptcy Law Update: Preferences and Selected Bankruptcy Issues

New York launches tough new regs in wake of Equifax breach

Student Loans, Bankruptcy and the Silence of Presidents

Nearly 5 Million Americans in Default on Student Loans

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Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
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Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Register by February 23rd for Early Bird Savings!

NACBA’s Summit at Sea

Don’t miss this Members Only event, November 29 – December 3, 2018. Mark your calendars, save the dates, and prepare to set sail on NACBA’s voyage at sea! Registration is now open!