NACBA Fall Workshop

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/4

Midweek Headlines…

Pennsylvania Attorney General Seeks to Halt ‘Rollback of Critical Student Loan Protections’

Judicial Lien Need Not Be Enforceable To Be Avoidable

The ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Party-The Senate GOP would send yet another tone-deaf message if it guts CFPB’s voluntary arbitration rule.

Judge says no to new trial for Houston debt buyer after $25 million verdict

Debt settlement vs. filing for bankruptcy: Pros and cons

U.S. economic growth expected to continue, Baird investment pro says

No U.S. Bailout for Puerto Rican Debt, Trump’s Budget Chief Says

The high cost of student loan debt

Unraveling the Equifax Data Breach

How the Bankruptcy System Is Failing Black Americans

Total New Hampshire bankruptcies fall in September

Senate Acts to Ease Pressure on Bankruptcy Courts and Increase Bankruptcy Fees

September 2017: Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation Update

NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day!

NACBA is excited for 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

 

NACBA’s October Webinar Lineup!

 

The Listserv is Dead! Long Live the Listserv!

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Dan LaBert, NACBA Executive Director
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/2

Check Out the Headlines Kicking Off October…

Disallowance for Procedural Reasons Does Not Support Voidance of Lien

National Consumer Law Center Joins Legal Fight for Student Borrower Protections against Predatory Schools

Office of Inspector General: CFPB Can Improve Certain Guidance for Civil Investigative Demands

U.S. Chamber of Commerce suing to block rule allowing consumers to sue their banks

FDCPA Case Challenges Use of Trade Name Abbreviation

Disallowance of the Post-petition Attorney Fees under FRBP 3002.1 did Not Modify Servicer’s Rights in violation of § 1322(b)(2)

Party that did Not Participate in underlying Bankruptcy Had No Standing to Reopen the Case

Credit Union Could Not Bootstrap Terms into Reaffirmation Agreement through inconspicuous Additions to the Statutory Disclosures

Since Debtor’s Liability to IRS for Fraudulent Transfer was not a Tax, it was Not a Priority Debt

Couple in 40s Use Bankruptcy to Partly Wipe Out Student Debt

Quarterly Chapter 11 Fees Paid First in Chapter 7 Distributions

NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day!

NACBA is excited for 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

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.

NACBA’s October Webinar Lineup!

The One Secret You Must Know To Triple Your New Bankruptcy Leads From Your Existing Advertising

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Richard James, Automated Business Results
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

The Listserv is Dead! Long Live the Listserv!

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Dan LaBert, NACBA Executive Director
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

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

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/28

Dive Into Thursday’s Headlines…

Voicemail Emerges Again With Questions of “Communication” and Meaningful Disclosure

Is A Bank A “Debt Collector” Under California’s Rosenthal Act? Maybe Not.

Expert Says Practice of Law Exemption is Essential to Fix FDCPA

Court Applies Realistic Fact-Based Analysis to Student Loan Discharge

NACBA, NCLC Urge for Credit Counseling Waivers for Hurricane Victims

Big changes coming for credit firms in wake of Equifax hack, CFPB director says

Insurance Company that Defended Bad Faith Lawsuit Filed Against it on Behalf of Bankruptcy Estate Could Not Seek Fees from the Debtor Individually

Senate to soon vote to rescind new CFPB arbitration rule

Study: Consumers’ Student Loan Debt Reaches Nearly $1.4 Trillion

New England Collectors Ask State Lawmakers to Reject Bill that Would Harm Consumers

CFPB, Student Loan Securitizer, and Debt Collector Agree to Combined $21.6 Million Settlement for Alleged Illegal Collection Practices

Eleventh Circuit: Voicemail Constitutes Communication Under the FDCPA, But Disclosure of Individual’s Identity Is Not Required

District Court Decertifies TCPA Class Following Invalidation Of Solicited Fax Rule

U.S. Second-Quarter Growth Revised Upward to 3.1% Annual Pace

NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day!

NACBA is excited for 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

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.

Register for NACBA’s October 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

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/26

Check Out What’s Happening in the News…

Bank Card Default Rate Shows Significant Decline

Judge Awards Attorney Fees to FDCPA Defendant in Case of ‘Vexatious’ Plaintiff’s Counsel

Debtor’s Pre-Petition Tuition Payments for Minor Child were Not Fraudulent Transfers

3 more reports question CFPB’s actions and structure

Equifax Breach Rekindles Dialogue about Regulatory Reform

Bill proposed by lawyer would exempt lawyers from debt-collection liability

Voicemail Triggers Fair Debt Collection Law, Appeals Court Says

Proposed law aims to protect low-income residents from burdensome debt collection

NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day!

NACBA is excited for 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

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.

Register for NACBA’s October 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

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/25

New Week…New Headlines…

CFPB Action Against Equifax Imminent

Overshadowed and Contradicted: Third Circuit Rules Second Demand Letter Violated FDCPA’s “Validation Notice” Requirement

On Anniversary of 7th Amendment, More than 400 Professors in All 50 States Urge Congress Not to Take Away Our Day in Court

Student loan debt doesn’t just hurt students. It hurts the U.S. economy, too

Report: Unaccountable CFPB Regulators Do More Harm than Good for Consumers

House Financial Services says CFPB failed to adequately investigate Wells Fargo in fraud case

Update on The CFPB’s Enforcement Case against Ocwen Financial Corporation

Equitable Mootness Doctrine Persists in Bankruptcy Appeals

Is the CFPB’s Regulatory Power Limited?

NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day!

NACBA is excited for 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

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.

Register for NACBA’s October 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

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/15

Headlines Closing Out the Week…

From the Web: Senate Bill Includes Revival of Pell Grant Eligibility

Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

Credit Card Debt Continues to Approach Post-Recession Highs

Court Sanctions Plaintiff’s Attorney a Second Time in FDCPA Case

How the CFPB Should Respond to Equifax

Casino failed to Show that Debtor’s Gambling Debt Arose as a Result of Willful and Malicious Conduct

Senate bill calls for free credit freezes after Equifax breach

State Bill Would Stop Debt Collectors From Emptying Bank Accounts

Trustees’ Role in Changes to Model Plans Unfair to Creditors

Ponzi Lost Profits Paid Before Late-Filed Claims for Principal

Gambler Loses at Tables, Wins in Bankruptcy Court

Don’t miss NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

Please sign into your NACBA Member Account to Register now for Hill Day at Home!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Upcoming Webinar!

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:15 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BYEdward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC; Durham, N.C. and Jody Bledsoe, Chapter 13 Trustee; New Bern, NC
COST: $25 Member / $75 Non-Member
REGISTERHERE
NACBA 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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/14

Thursday’s Headlines…

Court Sanctions Plaintiff’s Attorney a Second Time in FDCPA Case

CFPB Report Highlights Debt Collection Issues; Collectors AND Creditors Should Take Note

In Chapter 7 IRA Exemption Protects Funds even if not Rolled Over

CFPB Releases Latest Supervisory Highlights Report

Consumer Spending on the Rise While Savings Rate Declines

No Jurisdiction over Appeal of District Court Vacation of Confirmation Order

9th Circuit Tackles Arbitration Involving State-Sponsored Debt Collection

Debt collector accused of violating federal law

FTC Cracks Down on Lead Generation Company’s Indiscriminate Sharing of Consumers’ Sensitive Data

Debtor Who failed to Disclose $5,000 in Lockbox Received Discharge since UST Failed to Show Requisite Intent

Record Household Debt Limits GDP Growth Going Forward (Article 8 Of 10)

Collection of Periodic Mortgage Payments Does Not Violate the Discharge Injunction

BAP says District’s Model Chapter 13 Plan did Not Exceed the Bankruptcy Court’s Rule-Making Authority

 

Don’t miss NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

Please sign into your NACBA Member Account to Register now for Hill Day at Home!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Upcoming Webinar!

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:15 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BYEdward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC; Durham, N.C. and Jody Bledsoe, Chapter 13 Trustee; New Bern, NC
COST: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
REGISTERHERE
DATE: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 4:00 PM Eastern to 4:45 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BYJames Haller, Esq., Sulaiman Law Group Ltd. Chicago, IL
COST: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
REGISTERHERE

NACBA 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!