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Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/9

End of the Week Headlines…

Court Not Required to Dismiss Case Exceeding Debt Limits

NCLC and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles File Lawsuit Challenging U.S. Department of Education’s Refusal to Discharge Loans of Students Defrauded by Marinello Schools of Beauty

Senators demand answers from CFPB on Equifax probe

Mulvaney can’t just kill CFPB payday rule, but here’s what he can do

Oklahoma’s State Debt Collection Practices Are Extortion, Suit Claims As It Moves Toward Class Action Status

America’s consumer debt keeps skyrocketing

CONSUMER BORROWING STRONG THROUGH DECEMBER

Millennials’ Spending Weighed Down by Student Debt, Expert Warns

Sharing of Convenience Fees Spells Trouble Under the FDCPA

10th Circuit Rules FDCPA Does Not Apply to Non-Judicial Foreclosure Proceedings

The case for erasing every last penny of student debt

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/7

Check Out the Midweek Headlines…

District Court Reassesses Evidence of Undue Hardship

Consumer Advocates Explain Crucial Public Interest in a Strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

New Jersey: Including a Phone Number on Initial Letter Does Not Violate the FDCPA

Debtor Awarded $5,000 for each Day he was Incarcerated Where Ex-Wife Proceeded with Post-petition Civil Contempt Action in Family Law Action

Connecticut Won’t Require Mortgage Servicer Licenses for Licensed Collection Agencies

Chapter 13 Debtors Must Pay All Payments under a Plan to Receive a Discharge, Including Post-petition Mortgage Payments Made Directly to Mortgagee

FTC Report Highlights Financial Issues Affecting Military Consumers

CFPB Mnuchin Presses CFPB For Answers On Equifax Hack

These US cities have the highest credit card debt

From the Web: Appeals Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Leandra English Case April 12

Canceling $1.4 trillion in student debt could have major benefits for the economy

Why Reform Is Necessary At The CFPB

Credit Reporting of “non-consumer” Debt Beginning Soon: Are you Ready?

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects “Reasonably Foreseeable” Standard for Extent of Notice to Creditors

Decision upholds Connecticut lawyer’s suspension from practicing law in Maine

This 1 Thing Could Change How Student Loans Work For Millions Of People

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Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Webinar!

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/1

Kicking Off a New Month With New Headlines…

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in PHH v. CFPB

From the Web: In-Depth Analysis of President Trump’s State of the Union Speech

Congress Holds Fintech Hearing; 77 Million in Collections Left Out of Discussion

Trump administration strips consumer watchdog office of enforcement powers in lending discrimination cases

Another Major Staff Appointment in ED’s Federal Student Aid Office

Court Affirms Consumer Watchdog’s Independence; Trump Must Appoint an Independent Director

Lawmakers Demand Answers From CFPB On Payday Rule

Experts, industry leaders and lawmakers dissect appeals court action over CFPB

New York AG Moves to Compel Debt Collector to Hand Over Documents

Ending the Cycle of Wrong Number Collection Calls

Stay Violation? Beware Of Escalating Attorneys’ Fees

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Circuit Case Law Update
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/31

Midweek Headlines Making News…

Bank Card Default Rate Continues to Increase

Congress Holds Hearing on Fintech; 77 Million Left Out of Discussion

Attorney Could Not Cover Fees from Debtor under Quantum Meruit Theory where Attorney Violated Ethical Rules

How Much Notice is Enough?

Getting Millennials to Pay their Balance Medical Bills May Require a Revolution, TransUnion Study Suggests

TCPA Case Law Review for December 2017

Court Ruling on CFPB Director Deals Blow to Trump Administration

Appeals Court Rules CFPB Structure Is Constitutional

COLLEGE LOAN DEFAULT RATES RISE 20 YEARS AFTER ENROLLMENT

Utah District Court says FDCPA does not bar state law claims

Fifth Circuit rules that loan-modification discussions resulting in foreclosure do not violate TDCA

Jared Kushner Act’ aims to curb use of arrests for debts in Maryland

Senator Kamala D. Harris Joins Democratic Colleagues in Raising Concerns Over Private Debt Collectors in Higher Education

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/30

Check Out the News Making Headlines…

Report: End-of-Year Consumer Litigation Filings Decline

NCLC / CFA 2018 Consumer Advisory: Tax Time Consumer Issues: New Risks, Old Problems

The CFPB Approach to Regulation Has It Backward

CFPB Requests Comments on its CID Process

While Mulvaney Plans To Change Philosophy Of CFPB, Debt Collection Industry May Remain Under Scrutiny

ABA to CFPB: Protect Accommodation Loan Exemption in Small-Dollar Loan Rule

Decline in Student Loan Borrowing

U.S. consumer confidence rises in January

Confirmation from Pennsylvania Superior Court: The Fair Share Act Applies to Strict Liability Cases Involving Asbestos Exposure

Right to Attorneys’ Fees for Stay Violations Extends to Appeals

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/29

New Week Fresh Headlines…

Consumers’ Outlook on Finances, Credit Availability Improves

7th Cir. Holds Debt Collector Violated FDCPA Despite Using Miller Safe Harbor Language

District Court Reverses Bankruptcy Court’s Discharge of Student Loans Since Debtor Failed to show that it is more likely than not that she’ll be Unable to Maintain a Minimal Standard of Living for a Significant Portion of her Loan Term

Court used FRBP 9006, Not Equitable Power, to Strike Debtors’ Amended Schedules (which had Exempted Previously Undisclosed Lawsuit)

SCOTUS: State Statute of Limitations Pauses for Federal Court

CFPB Finalizes Changes to Prepaid Accounts Rule and Extends Effective Date

Industry Groups File Responses to FCC Call Blocking Notice

President Trump Submits Four FTC Nominations to U.S. Senate

Personal finance: Is there such a thing as a debtor’s prison?

Court Applied Chapter 11 Principle to Deny Chapter 13 Debtor a Second Chance to Cure Balloon Mortgage

Opinions: How Mick Mulvaney is dismantling a federal agency

Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy and Bury” Judgment Against It

CFPB Retrospective—Five Enduring Lessons, Even After Cordray’s Departure

Instead of ‘pushing the envelope,’ Mulvaney is mailing it in at CFPB

How Student Loans Are Killing Homeownership

Western District of Wisconsin Ranks 1st in the Nation in Chapter 12 Farm Bankruptcy Filings in 2017.

Limiting Ponzi Scheme Recoveries in Bankruptcy: United States Supreme Court Declines to Review Fraudulent Transfer Ruling in Favor of Bank

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

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