Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/08

Check out this Tuesday’s following news briefs…

Judiciary Operating on Limited Funds During Shutdown

Why This For-Profit College Will Cancel $500 Million Of Student Loans

Voters to Congress: Find ways to lower our student debt

Email Provides Glimpse into Kraninger’s Vision for CFPB

Mulvaney recently inquired about top university position: report

A PG&E Bankruptcy Would Leave Utility in Turmoil for Years

It’s lights out for Sears on Tuesday unless Eddie Lampert can sweeten his bid

Three Reasons The Government Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Wells Fargo customers to be compensated under 50-state settlement

This home-buying strategy could come back in style as mortgage rates rise

Supreme Court debates the meaning of the term ‘debt collector’ in a foreclosure protections case dating back to the financial crisis


They Did What?! The 2018 Case Law Year in Review
Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., Tara Twomey, Esq., James Haller, Esq.
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The panel will discuss the major cases that occurred in 2018 and pending cases before the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal that may affect your bankruptcy practice.

Why You Should Attend: We all need to stay on top of the major decisions from 2018 and pending decisions which may change our practice and advice to clients. Make sure you are current and haven’t missed any important decisions.

Our Prayer for the Blessed Resurrected Exemption: Invoking and Asserting Exemptions in Reopened Cases
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Debrah DeMack Esq., Billy Brewer ESQ. & James Haller, Esq.
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The panel will discuss the law, procedures and give advice on how best to represent a client who has an omitted asset and needs to reopen their case. The panel will discuss the possible challenges to claiming exemptions including excusable neglect and share their documents and experience fighting them.

Why You Should Attend: We all have (or will have) clients that call us after a bankruptcy is closed with an omitted asset. We all need to know what the state of the law is and how to best protect your client and the missing asset.


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/07

Jumpstart your week with the following headlines…

Bankruptcy filings are at a 10-year low, but that’s not necessarily good news

California utility PG&E explores bankruptcy filing: Sources

With major financial protections on hold, here’s how you can guard your investments

Compliance: CFPB releases guidance on public HMDA data

Conflicts of interest, student loan debt, protecting Great Lakes on Midwestern lawmakers’ minds

Solving the Student-Loan Debt Crisis


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/04

We’re ready for the weekend. But before it begins, read these briefs…

What Happens When You Stop Making Credit Card Payments?

Consumer advocacy groups make recommendations to Kraninger for debt collection rulemaking

Beware: The worldwide debt monster is rearing its ugly head

Local Bankruptcy Rules Cannot Add Additional Chapter 13 Confirmation Requirements

Deal forgives $12 million of debt for 4,800 for-profit college students in Ohio

Settlement means forgiving $556 million in student loan debt

99.5% Of People Are Rejected For Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Student loan debt contest offers $125,000 per winner

Solving the student debt crisis: Increase education supply says Moody’s economist Mark Zandi

Maxine Waters: Much of my work will be undoing Mulvaney’s ‘damage’ to CFPB

USAA Bank must pay $15.5M over banking-rule violations

Indiana gets share of $575 million Wells Fargo settlement

GAO says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs process for prioritizing financial risks to consumers

Registration for #NACBATheLand is OPEN!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/03

Check out these few news briefs as we start wrapping up the week…

What a Student Loan ‘Bubble’ Bursting Might Look Like

Applying for financial aid? Student loans are a mortgage on your future and no one is educating borrowers

CFPB Releases Seventh Annual Report to Congress on College Credit Card Agreements

CFPB Seeks Public Comment to Proposed Rule Reforming No-Action Letter Policy



Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/02

2019 is here! Start the New Year with the following briefs…

Bankruptcy Legislation To Watch In 2019

Applying for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

Rural Colleges’ Lender of Last Resort

Can You Be Arrested for Not Repaying Your Student Loans?

Financial Services Litigation To Watch In 2019

Trump’s nominee to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could provoke a needed discussion

Walmart isn’t the only retailer already winning in 2019

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/31

The final headlines for 2018 are…

City employees have ignored over $650K worth of parking tickets and violations

Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

Wells Fargo Says Bitcoin Too Risky for Clients, Pays $575 Million Fine For Scamming Them

Congress: Resolve to help reduce student debt in the new year

The Suffocation of Student Loans

Bankruptcy leaves Detroit police abuse claims unpaid

Sears Survives, For Now, With Last Minute $4.6B Bid

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