NACBA Connect

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/20

Let’s Kick Off The Weekend With New Headlines…

From the Web: ‘A Look at the Nation’s Credit Scores by State’

Acting OCC Comptroller Keith Noreika and CFPB Director Richard Cordray Spar Over Arbitration Rule

Could CFPB’s Data Sharing Principles Make Debt Collection Better Too?

Retiree Can’t Wipe Out Loans for Son’s College in Bankruptcy

Should ‘No Money Down’ Chapter 7s Be Allowed?

Bankruptcy Filings Hit 10-year Low, May Rise Again

U.S. Consumer Bureau Offers Rules for Financial Data Collection

CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Issues Sixth Annual Report

FTC Obtains $4.1 Million Judgment Against Seller of Fake Payday Loans

District Court Finds that Bankruptcy Court Misapplied Law Regarding Tenancy by the Entireties, Remands Case for Factual Findings

Chapter 13 Debt Limits Should be Raised or Eliminated, Some Say

Register for October’s Webinar!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

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.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

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! 
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Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/16

Let’s Kick Off a New Week with New Headlines…

House Subcommittee Advances Bipartisan FCC Reauthorization Bill

1099-C Filing Plus Debtor’s Income Tax Payment Equals Debt Cancellation

“Excusable Neglect” is Not a Basis for Leave to File an Untimely Proof of Claim in a Chapter 13 case

Court Denied Servicer’s Request to Reopen Chapter 13 Case in order to Correct Scrivener’s Error in Response to Trustee’s Notice of Final Cure Payment Pursuant to F.R.B.P. 3002.1

From the Web: ‘Millennials Would Choose This Job Perk Even Over Health Insurance’

CFPB Takes Action Against “Document Preparation” Company as Debt Industry Struggles to Deal With Influx of Mass Validation Requests

FTC and 11 States Announce Actions Against Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

5 charts that show older consumers’ biggest financial gripes

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is the way the CFPB handles enforcement about to change?

A sign some consumers are struggling: Credit card delinquencies rose in September

New Federal Data Show a Student Loan Crisis for African American Borrowers

Florida may have outlawed the secondary sale of policies if at any time during the five year period post issuance there was a loan secured by the policy

 

Register for October’s Webinar!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

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.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

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 10/10

Dive Into Today’s Headlines…

Bankruptcy Filings Decline Overall in 2017

Consumer Borrowing Slows on All Fronts in August

Navient Subject of AFL-CIO Call For Insider Trading Probe

Working-Class Americans Face Growing Debt Burdens, Moody’s Says

OCC Reacts To CFPB’s Final Payday Loan Rule By Rescinding Its Deposit Advance Product Guidance

What the CFPB’s New Payday Lending Rule Means for Consumers

CFPB Amends Mortgage Servicing Rule to Facilitate Communications with Borrowers

Sen. Jamie Eldridge promotes Debt Collection Fairness Act

The Saga Continues: Who, Exactly, is a Debt Collector?

CUs Near Record Share of Consumer Loans in August

Bankruptcy Isn’t for Everyone. Maybe It Should Be.

Baby Boomers Are Drowning In Student Loan Debt

Bad Advice Sparks Confusion Over Student Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

In the wake of Equifax, there’s a fourth credit bureau you might want to contact

Register for October’s Webinar!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

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.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

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! Visit Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/9

Monday’s Headlines…

Federal Judge Allows CFPB Case Against Debt Collection Law Firm to Move Forward

Experts React to FDCPA Court Decision on Emailed Validation Notice

Recoupment permits Social Security Administration to Recover its Debt for Prepetition Sick Leave from Debtor’s Postpetition Sick Leave Without Violating Discharge Injunction

Child Support Repayment Can Be Wiped Out in Bankruptcy

Dist. Ct.: 63-Year-Old Suspended Lawyer Could Not Discharge $500,000 in Student Loans Where he Made No Good Faith Effort to Pay them for 31 years

Preliminary Thoughts on the New CFPB Rule

Wife’s Solo Bankruptcy Filing Doesn’t Pass ‘Smell Test’

Lawyer Can’t Recover Costs Advanced in Chapter 13 Case

New payday loan rules: What you need to know

Loan for Medical Prep Course Can Be Wiped Out in Bankruptcy

Dead Debtor Can’t Convert Chapter 13 Case to Chapter 7

Register for October’s Webinar!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

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.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Save The Date!

 

  • 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!

NACBA Launches Circuit Communities

Designated Federal Circuit Communities For NACBA Membership

It has been long talked about, the day has arrived. One of the single most valuable benefits of NACBA membership is the “Listserv.” The Listserv platform provides accurate, timely and essential information for all attorneys who practice consumer bankruptcy law. Over the past 18 months, NACBA has promoted the adoption of a new listserv platform entitled “NACBA Communities.” The new platform, in addition to an SEO Find an Attorney service for the general public, offers NACBA Members a secure online community (both via email and web) to continue their discussion on various topics.

Given the growth of social media and homegrown local discussion, NACBA believes it is CRUCIAL to maintain a SECURE online community where the information shared is both accurate and timely. Also, while local and state bankruptcy news remains important, the bankruptcy case law updates (& news) from the Circuit a member practice in is VITAL.

Effective today on the NACBA Communities platform (A.K.A. NEW Listerv), are designated Communities for each Federal Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The mission and vision of each Circuit Community is

The # Circuit Community is an online NACBA Listserv dedicated to providing meaningful, insightful and timely coverage of bankruptcy decisions impacting consumer attorneys and debtors within the purview of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Led by an appointed discussion leader, this NACBA Community seeks to keep the membership abreast of developments and trends within the # Circuit and their impact on contemporary jurisprudence.

While each Circuit Community will grow with organic discussion, NACBA is proud the announce the following Circuit Discussion Leaders who will not only provide weekly information as it relates to each Circuit but also will present (Circuit Case Law Round-Up) in-person at NACBA’s Annual Convention.

  • 1ST JIM MOLLEUR (ME)
  • 2ND DAVID SHAEV (NY)
  • 3RD TRISH MEYER (PA)
  • 4TH & DC KOURY HICKS (NC)
  • 5TH BEHROOZ VIDA (TX)
  • 6TH BRIAN FLICK (OH)
  • 7TH DAVID YEN (IL)
  • 8TH WENDELL SHERK (MO)
  • 9TH STANLEY ZLOTOFF (CA)
  • 10TH JILL MICHAUX (KS)
  • 11TH NATHAN JUSTER (GA)

In addition to the above list, NACBA Member Attorney Bobby Wilbert will continue to provide in-depth Bankruptcy Case Law Updates and News for NACBA.org and NACBA Member Attorney John Bates continues to update NACBA’s Exemptions Express.

Simply put, NACBA has an All-Star Team providing high-quality information to the membership!

NACBA has taken the liberty of importing/ subscribing each current member into their designated Circuit. Each member will receive a daily digest email of the Circuit Community discussion. Of course, the daily digest email can easily be changed to real-time email with HTML or Plain text options (see link below). Members can JOIN as many Circuit Communities as desired.

The designated Circuit Communities led by NACBA Appointed Circuit Discussion Leaders will deliver new and increased value to the NACBA membership investment. Please continue to know your state colleagues but increase your bankruptcy practice management by staying informed within your Circuit. Case law updates extend beyond geographical borders.

Visit NACBA.org > Log In > NACBA Connect (top of page) > All Communities

NACBA COMMUNITIES INSTRUCTION

PLEASE NOTE: “OLD” NACBA Listerv Shut Down Saturday, September 30, 2017.