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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/16

Here are new bankruptcy news briefs as we enter the 16th day of 2019

Effect of Government Shutdown on Consumer Bankruptcy Proceedings

The No. 1 way to avoid financial disaster, according to this New York bankruptcy judge

PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

This government shutdown ignores massive problems threatening America’s future

6 Money Moves to Make If You’re Worried About a Recession

Revamped Relief: The CFPB’s Proposed Rule to Improve its No-Action Letter Program and to Establish a Regulatory Sandbox

Here’s How Much Debt Collectors Earn In Every State

2nd Circuit rejects appeal by Buffalo, NY debt collection defendant

VA Suspends Debt Collections for Furloughed Feds

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Future of FDCPA Landscape

PG&E tells retirees not to worry about pensions even in bankruptcy

Student Loans Keeping You From Buying A Home? Think Again

Florida Board of Health suspends health care licenses over student loan defaults

DON’T MISS NACBA’S UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS!

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.

Real Life and Real Mods After HAMP
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: O. Max Gardner III Esq., James Haller, Esq. & Bobby Riveria.
Register COMING SOON

This webinar will cover:

  • The role of the following parties in the 2019 Mod World:
  • The GSE (Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie)
  • The Private Label Deals
  • Trustee
  • Master Servicer
  • Primary Servicer
  • Default Servicer
  • Non-Performing Loans and Hedge Funds
  • Review of Real SPS Deal
  • Targets
  • Waterfalls
  • Forbearance
  • Forgiveness
  • Balloons
  • Junk Fees
  • Loan Term
  • APR

Why You Should Attend: You need to know what options your clients have to modify their mortgages under existing law.

REGISTER BY FEB. 1 FOR HILL DAY 2019 IN D.C.!

Hill Day will take place from February 25-27, 2019 in Washington, D.C.! Hotel information is now available.

Don’t delay and register today!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/09

Midweek headlines read…

Banks With Most And Least Consumer Complaints Named In New Ranking

CFPB Finalizes Off-Balanced Approach to Public Disclosure of HMDA Data

CFPB Enters Into $15.5 Million Consent Order with Bank Over Stop Payment and Error Resolution Practices

Texas student loan debt among highest in US

Student Loan Outlook For 2019

Yes, you still need to pay your student loans during the shutdown — but you could hit some snags

And the award for worst student loan company goes to…

A couple lost their home to bankruptcy 14 years ago. They just got a demolition bill for $15,000

Debt Collector Granted Summary Judgment in $0.00 Line Itemization Case in the Northern District

New York Passes Law Addressing Collection of Decedents’ Debts

Supreme Court to Rule on Whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Applies to Nonjudicial Foreclosure Proceedings

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

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S UPCOMING WEBINARS!

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.
Register HERE

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.

THE SCHEDULE FOR #NACBATheLand IS RELEASED!

Check it out online now and register today!

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- 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

Registration for #NACBATheLand is OPEN!

Don’t forget to save the dates and register today!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/27

Let’s recover from the holiday with the following headlines…

You Guess: What’s the Debt Burden for Americans Entering Retirement?

What consumers should know when debt collectors call

How Student Loan Debt is Different From Other Types of Debt

Scary Bonds From Last Crisis Were the Best Place to Hide in 2018

Why The Latest Market Slump May Be A Head Fake

How To Keep Those Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Are we heading into another recession?

CFPB modifies HMDA data disclosure, issues 2019 guidance

CFPB Isn’t Using a Process to Evaluate Consumer Risk: GAO

Suffolk launches student-loan repayment program

Pre-paid college tuition plan gets a boost

Consumers face higher credit card balances in 2019

Millennial Investing: Top 15 Tips Heading Into 2019

Study: Many South Florida Millennials Can’t Afford To Buy A House

Dems aim to bring big-government programs to floor vote with 2019 House takeover

Consumer alleges CBE Group keeps calling to collect debt from unknown person

Consumer alleges Dynamic Recovery Solutions attempted to collect alleged debt beyond statute of limitations

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/05

Today’s bankruptcy and consumer headlines are…

Encore Enters Settlement Agreement with 42 States and the District of Columbia

Debt Collector Can’t Head Off Class Cert. In Student Loan Suit

D.N.J.: If Relationship Between Collector and Creditor is Clear, Including Chain of Title Does not Make Creditor Identification Unclear

Stocks are plummeting, but a U.S. recession doesn’t look imminent

New York State Is Probing Abuses in Small-Business Lending

Bond Rally Eases Detroit’s Return to Muni Market

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT NACBA’S ON DEMAND WEBINARS!

2018 Midterm Election Results Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: John Colwell, Esq., Ike Shulman, Esq., Ed Boltz, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

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Join NACBA as we discuss how the recent 2018 midterm election results will impact consumer bankruptcy attorneys. This webinar is an opportunity for members to review the results, discuss House committees and new leadership, and learn how you can help NACBA move forward with bringing important issues to the attention of the 2019 Congressional agenda.

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: Rachel Foley, Esq. & John Colwell, Esq.

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Fillable PDFs can dramatically improve your bottom line by decreasing the turnaround time to receive information from your client while improving the accuracy of that information. Fillable PDFs are fast and easy to use, reduce/eliminate costly errors, provide 100% legible text, increase workflow and productivity, and are easy to update and archive. Learn from our experts how to create fillable PDFs to improve your bankruptcy practice!

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

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Join us for a discussion of the most interesting recent cases from each federal circuit led by the NACBA Circuit Leader for each circuit. Stay on top of the most interesting cases from across the country.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/27

Today’s Bankruptcy News Briefs read…

House Democrats gear up to take on DeVos

District Court Stays Case Pending U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Obduskey v. Wells Fargo

Elimination of student loans opens doors of opportunity for Hopkins undergraduates

CFPB/Fed/OCC 2018 Increase Exemption Thresholds for Appraisal Requirement, Regs Z and M

Opinion: A sensible way to fix the student-loan problem

CFPB Disclosures Sandbox Could Help Prepaid Cards Ditch Paper

Student Loan Payback Tougher as Borrowers Age

A Reprieve for Homebuyers With Student Loans