Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/4

New Headlines for a New Week…

House Education Bill Ends Key Student Protections that Will Lead to a Lifetime of Debt

Nomination for Permanent CFPB Director Could Come in Early 2018

89 Call Recordings Not Enough to Convince Court that Plaintiff Did Not Revoke Consent

Debtor Could Reopen Chapter 13 to Avoid Judgment Lien which Creditor Attempted to Renew in State Court, but Could Not Recover Sanctions

Congress Moves to Protect Predatory Payday Lenders’ Unaffordable 300% Loans

Court Would Not use §105 to Dismiss Chapter 7 after it Found that Dismissal Wasn’t Warranted under §707

Bankruptcy Court Could Not Use 11 USC §105 to Extend or Impose the Automatic Stay

Disputed CFPB acting director plans to seek preliminary injunction: filing

Federal Court Holds 30-Day Validation Notice Language Violates FDCPA

Creditors Beware: Inbound Bankruptcy Rule Changes Require Heightened Awareness

New York Federal Court Demands that FDCPA Plaintiffs Read Entire Debt Collection Letter to Determine Creditor’s Identity

How Not to Erase Student Debt

Brimfield man sentenced for concealing assets during bankruptcy filing

CMS Waives Medicaid Retroactive Eligibility For Iowa: Is Your State Next?

3 Days Until the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop! Are You Registered?

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

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It’s a New Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

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.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/30

Take a Moment to Dive Into the Headlines…

Advanced Sick Leave Is Debt Subject to Recoupment

Dept. of ED’s 21st Century Student Loan Plans Will Require CFPB Action

Continuity, Compliance and the CFPB: Food For Thought When Responding to Complaints

Senate Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Foster Economic Growth and Reduce Regulatory Burden for Small Businesses

While Debtor’s Obligation to Pay Creditor was Discharged in Bankruptcy, Arbitration Agreement with Creditor Survived

Fed Survey: Consumers’ Optimism about Access to Credit is on the Rise

City Could Not Collect Post-Petition Traffic Fines as Administrative Expenses

From the Web: ‘Who is More Likely to Default on Student Loans?’

Dodd, Frank reunite to protest CFPB leadership change

Debt Collection Rulemaking on Hold Amid CFPB Rancor

Register Today for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

What’s New at NACBA?

It’s The End of the Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

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.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/29

Check Out What’s Happening Midweek…

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Trump Administration on Question of CFPB Leadership

Report: TCPA Consumer Litigation Filings on Track to End 2017 Under Recent Annual Totals

Debtor Failed the 8th Circuit’s Totality of the Circumstances Undue Hardship Test to Discharge her Student Loans where she Failed to Make Good Faith Efforts to Maximize her Income

The Equifax Data: Now That They Have It, How Will Hackers Use It?

Debt to DHS Not Domestic Support Obligation

The CFPB’s Employees Will Determine the Agency’s Fate

Barney Frank: I have two ‘serious objections’ to Senate’s plan to reform Dodd-Frank

How The Dodd-Frank Act Plays Into The CFPB Succession Debate

Nice Try: Ninth Circuit Walks Back Debt Collector’s Attempt to Purchase Lawsuit Against Itself

Wisconsin student loan debt tops $24 Billion

Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Rates have to rise to prevent ‘boom-bust’ economy

Counsel’s Corner: Brigham Lundberg talks Foreclosure Environment

Register Today for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

What’s New at NACBA?

It’s The End of the Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

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.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!

Bankrutpcy News Briefs 11/28

Check Out the News Making Headlines…

Legal Challenge Emerges After Two Interim Leaders Assume Top Role at CFPB

New Judge in Dept of ED Case Makes First Move

After political drama at consumer agency, what happens to its open investigations?

Debtor who Made Mistakes based upon his Attorney’s Failure to Properly Advise him in Preparing Schedules Prevailed in Denial of Discharge Complaint Action

Study finds CFPB would be de-clawed if House bill becomes law

Americans Have $1.4 Trillion in Student Loan Debt—But Who Gets All That Money?

What The Upheaval At A Federal Consumer Watchdog Could Mean For Students

First-Ever National Chapter 13 Plan and Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules

Equifax Proves That Death And Taxes Aren’t The Only Inevitable Things In Life

Americans are having trouble paying off their credit cards — and it could spell trouble for the economy

Register Today for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

What’s New at NACBA?

It’s The End of the Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

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.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/27

Check Out Monday’s Headlines…

Wells Fargo Facing Penalties Over Ignoring Student Loan Included in Bankruptcy

The IRS’ Inability to Collect Tax by Levy Tolled the 3-Year Time Period to Determine Dischargeability under §507(a)(8)

Debtor’s Wedding Ring is “Necessary Wearing Apparel” and Fully Exempt Under State Statute

Statement of National Consumer Law Center’s Lauren Saunders Regarding Appointment of Mulvaney

Mulvaney as Interim Director of Consumer Bureau

Creditor Could be Liable for Violating Discharge Injunction, Even if the Debt Does Not Exist

Debt-settlement bill worries consumer groups

Equifax breach is already taking a toll on consumers

CFPB Director Cordray Shaped a Critical Consumer Watchdog

All About the CFPB, Washington’s New Flashpoint: QuickTake Q&A

US Black Friday Sales Hit Record High, So Does Household Debt

CFPB Drama’s Next Act Comes as Dueling Heads Show Up to Lead

FDCPA Overrides State Law Limitations Period And Charging Order Exclusivity In Wilhite

Months after Equifax breach, credit freeze bill on ice

Goldman Sachs forgives $71 million in mortgage debt

Registration is Open for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/22

Headlines Leading Into the Holiday….

CFPB Files Federal Lawsuit Against Online Loan Servicer

Study: Consumers Continue to Spend Using Credit Cards

Win for Debtor in Student Loan Arena

FDCPA Case Law Review for September and October 2017

Chapter 13 Plan Confirmed Where Debtor’s Ex-Spouse/Roommate’s Contribution to Household Expenses Substantially Increased Dividend to Unsecured Creditors

First Circuit Upholds Bankruptcy Court’s Denial of Discharge of Debtor (who is also a Lawyer) Where she Failed to Disclose Lawsuits

New Judge Assigned to Dept. of ED Collection Case

CFPB Fines Xerox Business Services $1.1M; This Should Be a Wake-Up Call to Collection Software and Service Providers

CFPB’s arbitration rule officially revoked in the Federal Register

Trump Won’t Be Able to Defang the CFPB Without a Fight

Possible tax bill could impact students struggling with student loans

Ocwen Announces Millions in New Mortgage Debt Forgiveness in Ohio

Registration is Open for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

  • You must be logged in to receive the member rate. See help video.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Join us in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver a beautiful and convenient location that is the perfect backdrop for this much-anticipated event. We couldn’t be more excited for you to experience our stellar and informative sessions, listen to our expert keynote speakers that include, Dr. Wendy Osefo,  Susan Carnicero, Rashmi Airan, and Amy Vetter, attend 1 of 3 Pre-Convention Sessions, along with the opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues, visit the expansive exhibit,  earn CLE, plus so much more!

We can’t wait to see you! Don’t delay Register by February 23rd, 2018 to receive the Early Bird Rate! 

Visit https://www.nacba.org/nacbaden/ your go-to spot for everything #NACBADEN!

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NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018!