Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/9

Treasury Awards Contracts for Collection of Non-Tax Debt; Could Student Loans Be Next?

Government’s “Police Power” Exception to Automatic Stay Does Not Apply to Government’s Enforcement of a Money Judgment Against Debtor

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Meaningful Attorney Involvement” Case

How the Affordable Care Act Drove Down Personal Bankruptcy

Nobody Answering the Phone; Student Loan Borrowers (and Taxpayers) Impacted Bigtime

What’s Inside the CFPB Enforcement Policies and Procedures Manual 2.0

Puerto Rico’s Fate Will Come Down to Decisions of a Single Judge

Debt Collection, Made Easier And … Gentler?

WHAT DID THE CFPB DO ABOUT WELLS FARGO OPENING UNAUTHORIZED ACCOUNTS?

This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy

Changes In Attitude, Changes In FinServ Regulatory Latitude

Stop Medical Bills from Driving You into Bankruptcy

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 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in May and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month.

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Kieta, gives us the basics in her article“Basics for Non-Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyers,” in NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal where she discusses; getting into bankruptcy court,  insulating your claim from a potential bankruptcy discharge and envisioning the battle lines for success.

Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/24

Bank Card Default Rates Increase for Fifth Consecutive Month

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments over Whether Debt Buyers are Debt Collectors under FDCPA

11th Circuit Gives Debtor Another Chance to Prove She Met All Three Prongs of Brunner Test to Discharge Student Loans

CFPB Issues Final Rule on Prepaid Card Rule Extension

Report: Medical debt collections draw scrutiny

Attention lenders: The CFPB is now focusing more on fair lending in mortgages

Lawsuits allege mortgage servicer Ocwen’s mistakes cost some borrowers their homes

U.S. Consumer Debt Rises Overall, Housing Debt Drops

Medical Debt Cited As Leading Cause For Bankruptcy

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Stephen Fairley, Rainmaker Institute, LLC

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Best selling author and CEO, Stephen Fairley understands how vital it is for  legal professionals to connect with their clients so they can best serve them. In his article, “4 Ways Attorneys Can Connect with Today’s Legal Consumers,” he gives four  concise tips on how to connect with consumers that is beneficial for them and for the growth of your firm.

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NACBA25 is Couple Weeks Away! There’s Still Time to Register!

Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today!

 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in April and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/20

U.S. Secretary of Education Withdraws Memos on Student Loan Servicing

Experian Makes Debt Collection Easier for Consumers

Prior Express Consent Defeats TCPA Claim, But Jury May Find 87 Calls Over 19 Days to be FDCPA Violation

Bona Fide Error Defense Comes Through For Collector With Strong Processes

Mortgage Defaults Climb Slightly

Decline in bankruptcy filings slowing

Judge Issues 30-Day Halt To Proceedings in ED Contract Debacle

Americans have lodged thousands of mortgage complaints with the agency Republicans want to gut

CFPB Prepaid Card Rule Again Targets a Product Popular With the Masses

U.S. recoups $63M in student loans after hiring private debt collection lawyers

WASHINGTON STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS

NACBA25 is Less Than A  Month Away! Are You Registered?

Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today!

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Brian Cuban, Esq. 

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In Brian Cuban’s article, “Why Are Lawyers So Afraid To Ask for Help?” he gives some honest insight into the stigma and fear lawyers have of  career consequences when seeking help, especially through the Legal Assistance Program. Brian discusses this culture of fear and gives ideas on how to dispel this myth so that those who need help will seek it freely.

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In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in April and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/12

From the Web: Household Debt Balances and Borrower Demographics Shift Since 2008

Debtor Established Valid Defense of Laches Against Creditor’s Motion to Dismiss under § 707(a)f

Credit Card Debt Surpasses $1 Trillion

CFPB Office of Consumer Response Provides Updated Complaint Trends in Annual Report

NEW REPORT SHOWS VICTIMS OF AGGRESSIVE TACTICS FROM MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTORS

CFPB hearing proves consumer finances are at risk again

Consumer Complaints About Medical Debt Collectors, and How the CFPB Can Help

Consumer accuses Healthcare Receivables Group of improper debt collection practices

Betsy DeVos undoes Obama’s student loan protections

Rising Student Loan Debt Seen as Further Hurting Homeownership Rates

Argument preview: Court to consider application of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to debt buyers

Keep On Truckin’: Priority Rules Still Rule in Structured Dismissals

Bankruptcy judge shortage could ‘cripple’ Delaware

Consumers Slowly Getting Savvier About Finances

Foreclosures, Delinquencies Drop Year-Over-Yeau

Court Finds No Pro-Bank Bias From Judge in Foreclosure Case

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Professor Jason Killborn

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Everyone is talking about the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, but what does his appointment mean for bankruptcy cases? Read Professor Jason Killborn’s article, “What to Expect From Justice- To-Be Gorsuch on Bankruptcy,” where he discusses three bankruptcy cases and gives insight on what bankruptcy attorneys and their clients may expect from Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch in his tenure.

NACBA25 is Less Than A  Month Away! Are You Registered?

Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today!

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In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in April and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

 

Dig Into The Spring Edition of NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

This weekend spring into the new edition of NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. The Journal kicks off with a letter from our new President, Jim Haller, Esq. who talks about our challenges, strengths and the important advocacy role NACBA will take in 2017 in the current  and ever changing political climate. Then dive into the many relevant articles that keep you updated on bankruptcy issues and speaks personally to you as a consumer bankruptcy attorney.

 

Here’s a glimpse of the articles you can dive into in this spring edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal:

  • Counseling Bankruptcy Clients About Guilt and Debt
  • Navigating the Late Tax Return Problem
  • What to Expect From Justice to Be- Gorsuch
  • Why Are Lawyers So Afraid to Ask for Help?
  • President Trump Is Right:Student Loan Debt an ‘Albatross’ on Family, Young People

There’s so much more so kick back and take some time to read the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/3

Happy New Year!

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Seventh Circuit Discusses Application of Co-Debtor Stay

CFPB files SCOTUS amicus brief in FDCPA case on filing bankruptcy proof of claim on time-barred debt

Requesting Attorneys’ Fees in Court Summons Does Not Misrepresent Amount of Debt

Fed Study: Credit and Debit Card Payments Increase in Recent Years

CFPB December 2016 complaint report highlights debt collection complaints, complaints from Arizona consumers

Transunion fined $16.9 million by CFPB for advertising practices: Will repay $13.9 million to consumers

What research says about erasing credit card debt

Consumer alleges Credit Corp. misrepresented debt amount

Former students fight for a stake in ITT Educational Services bankruptcy

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more!

Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 3rd, 2017 for savings!

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Hot Off the Press! The 2016 Winter Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Read the Winter Edition of NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

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2016…What a year it has been! So many changes, surprises and more. Now it’s time to kick and back wait for 2017 to roll in, but while you’re waiting read the latest winter edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. Here’s what you can expect:

  • #NACBA25: Is Your Business a Force to Be Reckoned With?
  • 8 Proven Steps to Double Your Referrals
  • The Gap Between Judges and Attorneys Over Fees
  • The Private Right of Action
  • NCBRC Cases in Review
  • NACBA Takes on 11th Circuit Judicial Estoppel Doctrine
  • Business From Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Estate

There’s much more so make sure you  take a few minutes to read these timely and relevant articles brought to you in this month’s CBJ.