Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/30

Catch Up On Midweek Headlines…

FTC Alleges Extensive FDCPA Violations Against North Carolina Debt Collection Operation

FCC Committee to Consider Recommendation on Blocking Unwanted Calls

Illinois Governor Vetoes ‘Student Loan Servicing Rights Act’

3 Lessons You Should Take From the Latest 1099(c) Letter Case

Court Rules Revocation of Consent for One Creditor Does Not Revoke Consent for Another

ED Updates Court on Debt Collection RFP Status; Requests Extension

Report: States Battle to Restrain High-Cost Installment Loans

Court Gets It Wrong on Exempt Property as Disposable Income

Court Hits Nationstar with $40,000 in Punitive Damages since its Delay in Following Court Orders Caused Debtor to Incur Damages

Consumer claims Premier Recovery Group attempted to collect already settled alleged debt

Student loan balances jump nearly 150 percent in a decade

“Modest” Overstatements of Amount Due and Interest Rate Actionable Under FDCPA, Ninth Circuit Rules

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Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

In today’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal highlight read, “In re: Kearney (kearney vs Navient Solutions Inc. et. al )Adv. Case  No. 16-3024-Southern District of Ohio Western Division at Dayton,” by Brian Flick, Esq.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/29

Check Out Today’s Headlines…

From the Web: CFPB Expected to ‘Scale Back’ Rule on Small-Dollar Lending

Another U.S. District Court Rules Human Call Initiator is Not an ATDS

Court Dismisses CFPB Lawsuit Due to Willful Failure to Participate in Discovery and Obey Court Orders

Advocates File Amicus Brief To Defend Consumers Against Capital One Overdraft Fee Practice

CFPB Releases Misleading Report On Social Security Deferral Strategies

A Law Firm ‘Cleverly’ Used Ellipses to Fight a CFPB Investigation. But It Still Lost.

Debt Collector Not Liable Under The TCPA For Post-Revocation Calls Made On Behalf Of A Different Creditor

Debt collector accused of violating phone privacy law

Ohio Number One For Student Loan Debt

If anti-consumer bank law is passed, more Wells Fargo-like scandals are coming

Consumer Credit: Privilege Or Entitlement?

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Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Andrew Carroll gives an insight into a rather complicated matter in his article,” The Preemption of State Court Claims Based on Frivolous Bankruptcy Actions: When the Overwhelming Weight of the Authority Isn’t Enough,” in today’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal highlight.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/28

Fresh Headlines for a New Week…

Clark v. Rameker Does Not Limit State IRA Exemption

Consumer Litigation Cases Decline Under FCRA, FDCPA, and TCPA

From the Web: Survey Shows Most Consumers Lag in Checking Credit Report

Circuit Court: Disallowed Portion of State’s DSO Claim Not Subject to the Discharge Injunction

Chapter 13 Debtor May Confirmed Plan to Surrender Collateral and Reclassify Claim as Unsecured

CFPB Could Scale Back Payday Lending Rule To Get It Done

Wells Fargo wants court to toss overdraft lawsuits and let it use arbitration

CFPB Issues Temporary Amendment to HMDA Rule Reporting Threshold

Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss Chapter 7 Case for Bad Faith was Untimely and Moot when filed 4 Months After Debtor Received Discharge

CFPB’s New Regulatory Inquiry Process: Ask And Ye Shall Receive?

Eleventh Circuit Recognizes Partial Consent Revocation under the TCPA

CFPB releases state-level data on student debt impact on older borrowers

Quality Over Quantity

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Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Take an in-depth look at, “The Bankruptcy Crisis in Chicago,” with authors, Steven Fox and J. Scott Bovits in today’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal highlight.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/25

Let’s Wrap Up the Week…

New Law Outlines Requirements for Debt Buyers in Oregon

OCC Rejects ‘Tactics and Goals’ of Operation Choke Point

CFPB Director’s Op-Ed ‘Disregards’ Facts on Effects of Arbitration Rule

‘White Lies’ Can’t Prevent Debtor’s Bankruptcy Discharge

Group sues Lowell court over debt collection practices

CFPB Calls for Court to Stop Order Against DOE’s Collection on Defaulted Loans

Damages for Copyright Violation Can’t Be Wiped Out in Bankruptcy

DC Cir. Confirms Mediation Not Required Prior to Judicial Foreclosure

Long Arms of the CFPB Don’t Exclude Healthcare Providers

CFPB Sides with ED in RFP Litigation and the Court’s Preliminary Injunction Prohibiting New Placements

American Express Settles With CFPB on Discriminatory Card Terms

Regulators, consumers target student debt servicer Navient

Ferguson VS Navient

Read the Transcript for Ferguson vs Navient. This is a new area of law dealing with those types of student loans that are not automatically excepted from discharge. It shows that debtors who went through bankruptcy years ago with dischargeable student loans and have been hounded into repaying these discharged loans have a remedy for relief and punitive sanctions.  Submitted by Austin Smith.

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It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically 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.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

We have a special President’s Report in this quarter’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. NACBA’s President Jim Haller had the pleasure of honoring several distinguished members of NACBA at the 25th Annual Convention. Each year we honor members and key allies for their extraordinary service. Take a moment to review the President’s Report and the awards that were given to our incredible recipients!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/24

Check Out What’s Happening in the News…

Court to Hear Wells Fargo’s Bid to Block 49-State Overdraft Fee Class Action

California District Court Dismisses FDCPA Claim Over a Potential Convenience Fee for Lack of Article III Standing Under Spokeo

TCPA Student Loan Calls Case Dismissed – Court Determines TCPA Exception Applied

District Court: Bankruptcy Discharge did Not render Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable in FCRA Case

District Court Finds that Bankruptcy Court Could exercise its Civil Contempt Power under 11 U.S.C. §105(a) to remedy Violations of Discharge Injunction by City and School District

Student Loan Company Accused of Mismanaging Debt Forgiveness Program

American Express to pay $96 million over discriminatory card terms

JPMorgan, debt collector agrees to $4.3 mln settlement

Eleventh Circuit Moves Toward Bright Line Rule That Debtors Cannot Retain Real Property Post- Discharge Without Reaffirming the Mortgage Debt

Ferguson VS Navient

Read the Transcript for Ferguson vs Navient. This is a new area of law dealing with those types of student loans that are not automatically excepted from discharge. It shows that debtors who went through bankruptcy years ago with dischargeable student loans and have been hounded into repaying these discharged loans have a remedy for relief and punitive sanctions.  Submitted by Austin Smith.

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It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically 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.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

As a member of NACBA, we know that one of the most valued membership benefits is the ability to correspond with your colleagues. NACBA’s online community, NACBA Connect enables you to join discussions, post questions and interact with your peers on a daily basis if you choose. Gene Melchionne’s article, “The Listserv is Dead! Long Live the Listserv,” gives you advice on how to get the most out of NACBA’s Online Community environment with clear and concise steps that will get you linked to your peers.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/22

We Find Headlines for You…

Fed Reports Record High for Consumers’ Household Income Growth Expectations

District Court Holds 1099-C Language Not in Violation of FDCPA or ICAA

When the Stay Terminates, it Ceases to Protect the Repeat-filing Debtor and all of that Debtor’s Property, including Property of the Estate

Spokeo Update: Ninth Circuit Holds that Plaintiff Adequately Alleged Article III Standing

CFPB Unveils New Form For Requesting Guidance

Feds Investigating Wells Fargo Sudden Account Closures

Lawyers Must Face Debt Collection Lawsuit, Appeals Court Says

What Prepaid Card Rules Did On Their Summer Vacation

ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have

Settlement wipes away student loan debt for 41,000

Bank of America to Pay $6 Million to Bankrupt Couple Evicted From Home

Ferguson VS Navient

Read the Transcript for Ferguson vs Navient. This is a new area of law dealing with those types of student loans that are not automatically excepted from discharge. It shows that debtors who went through bankruptcy years ago with dischargeable student loans and have been hounded into repaying these discharged loans have a remedy for relief and punitive sanctions.  Submitted by Austin Smith.

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Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically 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.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

The weekend is a perfect time to read the comprehensive compilation of, “Cases in Review,” brought to you by the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center and Consumer Bankruptcy Abstract and Research in today’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal highlight.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/21

Headlines Kicking Off a New Week…

Court Rejects “Certainty of Hopelessness” and Limits Repayment Period

U.S. Department of Justice Responds to Lawmakers’ Call to End Operation Choke Point

CFPB report details who gets hit by overdraft fees

Forecast: Abundance of Potential New Rulemaking From the CFPB

Consumer Debt Reaches New Peak: Will Losses Follow?

Proposed Bankruptcy Rule Changes Ready for Public Comment

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STRIPS PROTECTION FOR STUDENTS AT FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES

This Week In Credit Card News: Card Debt Is Rising; Buffet Investing More In Credit Card Industry

How the CFPB’s arbitration rule hurts consumers and helps lawyers

Student Debt Up, Homeownership Down

Ferguson VS Navient

Read the Transcript for Ferguson vs Navient. This is a new area of law dealing with those types of student loans that are not automatically excepted from discharge. It shows that debtors who went through bankruptcy years ago with dischargeable student loans and have been hounded into repaying these discharged loans have a remedy for relief and punitive sanctions.  Submitted by Austin Smith.

Register for This Month’s NACBA Webinar!

LinkedIn for Lawyers: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Social Media
Date: Thursday, August 24th, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, Founder and CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: NACBA Member Benefit, No Cost
Register: HERE

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically 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.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

The weekend is a perfect time to read the comprehensive compilation of, “Cases in Review,” brought to you by the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center and Consumer Bankruptcy Abstract and Research in today’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal highlight.

Exciting Upcoming Events!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! Visit Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!