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Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/14

New Data: More Than 1.1 Million Federal Student Loan Defaults in 2016

Student Loan Guarantor Agency Not Liable for Collector’s Alleged TCPA Violations

Massachusetts Appellate Division: A Debt Buyer is a Debt Collector Under MA Law

PHH urges Court of Appeals to kill CFPB

Why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is in Danger

Credit Card Debt Tops $15,000 in More Than Half of US Households

Study: Household Credit Card Debt Continues to Approach Post-Recession Records

5th Circuit: Creditor’s Garnishment of Wages during 90-day Preference Period is Avoidable Even if Garnishment was Served Prior to that Period.

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

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What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/13

CFPB, Justice Department Poised to Square Off in Court

Breaking News: ACA International Files Legal Brief in Pivotal D.C. Circuit Case Challenging CFPB’s Structure and Power Under Dodd-Frank

Consumer Debt Nears Pre-crash Levels

Consumer debt not on trend with economic growth

Granite City man sues debt collector for violation of FDCPA

Nationstar Drags its Feet to the Tune of $49,000

Interactive Tool Examines Lawmaker Student Debt Stance

There’s a huge catch if the federal government forgives your student debt

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Reminds Us to “Get the Note” or File a Financing Statement

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

Register Today for Two New NACBA Webinars in  March!

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10 Critical Numbers That Will Determine the Success or Failure of Your Law Firm
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/10

Legislation to Repeal Collection Calls for Government Debt Introduced in 115th Congress

Bankruptcy Filings Drop in February

Nationstafacingr  CFPB fine over HMDA violations

D.C. Circuit Rejects Intervention in CFPB Case

District Court Opinion Highlights Effect of Spokeo on FDCPA Claims

Chapter 13 Debtor Loses Challenge to 22.5% Collection Costs for Student Loans as Court gives Deference to USDOE Regulations

Student Loan Creditor Off the Hook for Third Party Collects’ orTCPA Violations, But is Not Exempt for Collecting Government Backed Debts

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

Register Today for Two New NACBA Webinars in  March!

NACBA Webinars Web Banner (1)

10 Critical Numbers That Will Determine the Success or Failure of Your Law Firm
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/9

FDCPA Case law Review for February 2017

ACA International to File Brief in PHH Case

Court Dismissed Student Loan Debtors’ Class Action since Notes Contained Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver

CFPB Office of Consumer Response Reviews Changes to Complaint Database During Recent CAB Meeting

Consumers’ Credit Card Balances Contribute to Overall Decline in Borrowing

49 Call Attempts in 18 Days with No Evidence of Intent to Harass = No FDCPA Violation

Online Lender Wins Motion to Compel Arbitration and Avoids Nationwide Consumer Class Action

Doubling Down on Criticism of CFPB

Economists: Hawaii has the second-highest consumer debt in the nation

Debt, ID theft still consumer hot-buttons

Lawmakers Try Again To Close Loophole Allowing Government To Make Debt-Collection Robocalls

Fourth Circuit Hands Victory to Lenders in Chapter 13 Mortgage Case

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

Register Today for Two New NACBA Webinars in  March!

NACBA Webinars Web Banner (1)

10 Critical Numbers That Will Determine the Success or Failure of Your Law Firm
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/7

SCOTUS Poised to Decide Whether Debt Buyers Are Subject to the FDCPA

Attorneys need to understand the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

Massachusetts joins amicus brief in Supreme Court case related to debt buyers

Motion Filed by U.S. Seeking Leave to File Amicus Brief by March 17 Signals Support for PHH

House Passes Rule That Would Require OMB Review of New CFPB Rules

Consumer debt and identity theft back on annual complaints list

Mortgage Servicer Defeats Class Certification Over Collection Practices Allegedly Targeting Discharged Mortgage Debts

Student Loan Troubles Growing Among Illinois Consumer Woes

Americans increasingly accumulate the wrong kinds of debt

Consumer alleges AFNI repeatedly called to collect discharged debt

Student loan debt bubble expands

CFPB, Dodd-Frank reforms won’t happen soon, CFPB expert says

Upcoming NACBA Events

nacba25

Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

Register Today for Two New NACBA Webinars in  March!

NACBA Webinars Web Banner (1)

10 Critical Numbers That Will Determine the Success or Failure of Your Law Firm
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

NACBA25 Highlight

In an increasing number of cases, a Chapter 11 may be a better option for your client than a Chapter 13. Join Dan Press and Brett Weiss as they compare Chapter 13 and Chapter 11, talk about identifying potential issues, and offer strategies to help you discuss Chapter 11 with your client.
Your Presenters
Dan Press
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Daniel Press practices primarily bankruptcy and intellectual property law. A magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from law school, Mr. Press served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Jaime Pieras Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Mr. Press, along with Brett Weiss, are the authors of the leading book on Chapter 11 bankruptcy for individuals, entitled Chapter 11 for Individual Debtors, a Collier Monograph.

Mr. Press practices primarily in the Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, as well as other U.S. Appellate, District and Bankruptcy Courts around the country. He is a State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, a member of the Section Council of the Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Education Director of the Consumer Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. In addition to teaching Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy through Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Bootcamps, he is a regular speaker on bankruptcy and related topics at seminars and programs locally and nationwide sponsored by groups such as NACBA, the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia CLE, the Maryland State Bar Association, Minnesota CLE, and the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland.

Brett Weiss

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Brett Weiss, a senior partner at Chung & Press, LLC, has been representing people and businesses in all phases of bankruptcy for over 25 years. He has experience in com¬plex individual Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, and in Chapter 11 small business restructuring and reorganization. Mr. Weiss lectures nationally on bankruptcy issues. He has spoken before the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and is a regular speaker before the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association and Maryland State Bar Association. He has testified before the Federal Bankruptcy Rules Committee and has twice testified before Congress on bankruptcy and credit issues. Brett Weiss is the co-author of “Individual Bankruptcy Under Chapter 11” for LexisNexis, and has written “Not Dead Yet: Bankruptcy After BAPCPA,” for the Maryland Bar Journal, as well as hundreds of blogs for the Bankruptcy Law Network.

Mr. Weiss has received international media attention in connection with his work. He was interviewed by Barbara Walters on The View, has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News with Peter Jennings, the Montel Williams Show, NPR, AARP-TV, the BBC World Service, German state television, and numerous local radio and television programs, and been quoted in Money magazine, The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, among others. Brett Weiss is the Maryland State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, a founding member of the Bankruptcy Law Network, on the board of the Maryland State Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Council, and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland, and the Civil Justice Network. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2007 for Maryland and the District of Columbia, and in 2011 received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for his work on behalf of consumers across the country. Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice before Maryland and District of Columbia federal and state courts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the DC and Fourth Circuit, The United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States, and has been practicing law since 1983.

Register Today and Celebrate NACBA25! 

Participate in Consumer Protection Week, March 5th -11th!

National Consumer Protection Week  is a time when consumer protection groups and others come together to help people understand their rights, make well-informed decisions about money, and spot scams.

What Can You Do?

 Check out these tips for spreading the word, reaching local press and social media:

Reach out to your community!

  • Plan an event – Host a forum, workshop or seminar in your community and share the tools people need for today’s economy.
  • Write about it – Draft an article and send it to local organizations so they can promote consumer education through their publications.
  • Blog about it – Add a comment about NCPW to blogs you regularly read. Keep your comment brief and include a link to your NCPW event, your website for consumer tips, or consumer.ftc.gov.
  • Spread the word – Encourage your audience to tell friends, family, colleagues and neighbors about NCPW. Word of mouth is powerful!

For resources to help plan an event or spread the word, visit ncpw.gov

Need consumer education materials for your event? Order free copies at ftc.gov/bulkorder.