Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/5

New Month New Headlines…

No Bad Faith for Failure to Voluntarily Devote Social Security Funds to Plan

RMA Recommends Suspension of Communications to Consumers Located in Areas Affected by Tropical Storm Harvey

Federal Judge Dismisses CFPB’s Claims Against Debt Collection Service Providers

College Football Tickets are Property of the Estate which Trustee May Sell for Benefit of Creditors

Court Sanctioned Creditor, an experienced Bankruptcy Attorney, who Feigned Ignorance of the Law, with $5,000 in Punitive Damages for Egregious Violations of the Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction

From the Web: ‘CFPB Director Evasive About Possible Resignation’

Republicans Accelerating Repeal Of Rule To Restore Consumers’ Right To Sue Banks

HHS Secretary Issues Directive on HIPAA Privacy During Public Health Emergency

FTC Court Order Bans Debt Collector from Industry

CFPB Rule Fight Forces Senators to Choose: Military Families or Big Banks

Education Dept. Ends Partnership With CFPB

Wells Fargo’s latest fake account revelation proves why the CFPB must survive

Recent Massachusetts AG consent order places new requirements on debt collection law firm

Liz Weston: Credit Bureaus Ease Medical Debt Pain for a Few

US Credit Card Debt Sets New Record—But Is That a Problem?

“Modest” Overstatements of Amount Due and Interest Rate Actionable Under FDCPA, Ninth Circuit Rules

2017 Hill Day Registration is Open!

Don’t miss NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

Please sign into your NACBA Member Account to Register now for Hill Day at Home!


Upcoming Webinar!

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:15 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BYEdward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC; Durham, N.C. and Jody Bledsoe, Chapter 13 Trustee; New Bern, NC
COST: $25 Member / $75 Non Member

NACBA Events

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! Visit Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

Take Advantage of This Awesome NACBA Member Benefit!



NACBA is rooting for their members to succeed and we’re always searching for opportunities to enhance your membership with practical benefits that you can utilize in your every day bankruptcy practice. We are so excited to announce our new member benefit in conjunction with The Rainmaker Institute. You will receive a  FREE 30 minute Strategy Session with one the Rainmaker Institutes’s expert Advisors.  This session can help you lay out a strategy that will help you catapult your firm to the next level. Here’s what you can expect:

Who are the Consultants of the Rainmaker Institute:

The law firm marketing consultants at The Rainmaker Institute specialize in helping small to medium-sized law firms generate more clients and increase revenue fast.Since 1999, the Rainmaker Institute has helped over 18,000 attorneys create successful and sustainable law practices.

What Can You Focus on During the Strategy Session? 

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