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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/11

This Friday’s headlines read…

Estate Debt Coalition Responds to CFPB’s NPRM on Debt Collection Practices with Focus on Decedent Debt

CFPB’s Semi-Annual Report Contains Some, But Not Much, Information About Debt Collection

CA enacts law prohibiting postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts as debt collection tool

Employers Try a New Perk: Matching Student Loan Payments With 401(k) Contributions

Black women bear largest burden in student debt crisis

Joe Biden: Here’s My $750 Billion Plan To Fix Student Loans

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CFPB Gives Lenders a Break on Mortgage Data Reporting

Bankruptcy judge complicates PG&E’s Ch. 11 plan

‘Dirt for Debt’ in Bankruptcy Plans of Reorganization

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Top 20 Cases You Must Know for Your Bankruptcy Practice.
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., Nathan Juster, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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From projected disposable income and attorneys’ fees to bankruptcy court jurisdiction, this session will cover fundamental cases that you need to know.

Why You Should Attend: You must know the major guideposts to give your clients accurate advice. Make sure you are following these important cases and using them to your client’s benefit.

Defense of Section 523 Adversary Proceedings
Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Tara Salinas, Esq., William Brewer Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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The panel will primarily focus on Sections 523(a)(2), (4) and (6) and Section 1328(a)(4), awards of attorney 7s fees under Section 523(d); defending collateral estoppel effect of pre-bankruptcy default judgments; Rules 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss under Ashcroft v Iqbal.

Why You Should Attend: You need to know how to properly defend a dischargeability proceeding and get paid for your work.  Everyone has to defend against dischargeability complaints by creditors.  The information in this workshop will be invaluable to prepare your defense.

Robin Hood and His Merry Bankruptcy Attorneys: How to Recover Wage Garnishments as Preferential/Fraudulent Transfers for your clients and get paid for doing it.
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: David Gunn, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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The panel will discuss the law and practice of recovering wage garnishments as fraudulent transfers and the potential to request additional attorneys fees for a recovery.

Why You Should Attend: You want to make additional income in cases where your clients have been garnished. This session will discuss how and when to recover garnished funds and get paid.

Consumer Bankruptcy Watch: What’s Hot in Consumer Bankruptcy Law Today
Date: December 5, 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 cover the latest hot topic in consumer bankruptcy law, including any pending cases before the Supreme Court and important Court of Appeals cases to watch.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/06

It’s midterm election day 2018! After you go out and VOTE, read the following…

Toyota Awaits Appeals Court Ruling on Auto Leases in Bankruptcy

40% Of Borrowers May Default On Their Student Loans

Consumers with Bankruptcies, Tax Liens, or Civil Judgments on Their Experian Credit Reports May Be Affected by a Settlement

“Overbiffing” is the latest outrage in debt collection

Heading Into Retirement With Student Loans

Mass. AG Quietly Adds Third-Party Debt Collectors As Regulated Entities on Website Despite Prior Guidance to the Contrary

Authenticity Matters: Three Ways To Reach College Students

Chicago Considers Wiping Away Old Ticket Debt for Motorists Who File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Attorneys Seek CFPB Definition of Abusive Practices

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 8/10

It’s finally Friday! Let’s close out the week with the following…

Military Lending Improvement Act of 2018 Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Treasury Recommends Sweeping Regulatory Changes for Consumer Financial Services

CFPB, Payday Groups Again Denied Stay Of Payday Rule

Trump administration cuts staff at financial markets watchdog: source

The State Lawsuit That Could Set a Precedent for Nationwide Student-Loan Refunds

Congressman proposes tax breaks for businesses that help pay student loan debt for employees

Why Do College Dropouts Fail To Repay Their Student Loans?

Death is Not Always the Demise of Student Loan Debt, Advises Ameritech Financial

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Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

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Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

SAVE THE DATES!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/30

The start of a new week brings us the following new headlines…

Calling Judge Kavanaugh: The Fifth Circuit tees up a major separation of powers case.

Charles Koch, network send GOP a message: We’re happy to back Democrats who share our policy goals 

Waters to prioritize housing-finance reform if Dems take the House

How some young people are getting mortgages despite student loan debt

How to avoid money mistakes in college

New generation of candidates saddled with student debt — and not afraid to talk about it

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Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Available On Demand
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

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Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

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.

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018!

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This is not your grandfather’s tax and bankruptcy workshop. Join our expert panelists who will discuss new issues, cases and methods to address tax debt. From general discharging taxes in bankruptcy to automatic stays to tax case law and statutory updates to phantom real property gains and cancellation of debt income, this is exactly the type of CLE accredited seminar that can help expand one’s practice considerably! The panelists will present new information impacting your bankruptcy practice and cutting-edge case law not discussed or outlined at previous NACBA conventions or webinars. Establish a niche for yourself as a bankruptcy tax attorney.

Dates & Times

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/26

Current Bankruptcy News Briefs include:

CFPB: Payday Loan Rule May Be ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’

NY Ruling Could Fuel Push To Turn CFPB Into Commission

Consumer Advocacy Groups Ask To Participate As Amicus To Oppose Motion For Reconsideration Of Plaintiffs In Industry Lawsuit Challenging CFPB Payday Loan Rule

Surprise! Student Loan Forgiveness Isn’t Free

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Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

THERE’S STILL TIME LEFT TO SECURE A SPOT AT NACBA’S MEMBERS ONLY SUMMIT AT SEA!

CLE Sessions will take place on December 1st during the “Day at Sea.” Session titles are listed below. Descriptions and presenter info can be found by clicking here.

  1. Pieces of Eight, err, Seven: The Risks and Rewards of Unbundling Chapter 7.
  2. Land Ho! How to Introduce Valuation Evidence in Bankruptcy.
  3. Walk the Plank: Insolvency Procedures in Other Countries
  4. Avast Ye! Benefits of the New Tax Law & Applicability to Solo Practitioners.
  5. Scurvy Dogs: Petition Preparers, Debt Settlement Scams and other Pirates
  6. Yo Ho Ho and a Bucket of Income: Top 10 Ways to Double Your Lead Conversion Rate and Your Revenues in Less Than 6 Months

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/21

As we get closer to the weekend, the Bankruptcy News Briefs are…

Student Loan Crisis: Are Small Businesses Impacted?

Judge rejects DeVos’ interpretation of order about Corinthian student debt relief

Cicilline, Ferguson Introduce Bill to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Mick Mulvaney says CFPB can’t be a ‘gold-standard’ agency while it’s still ‘Elizabeth Warren’s baby’

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Must Define New Rulemaking Powers

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Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

CHECK OUT OTHER UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS!

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

DON’T MISS THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL

Access it online now!

NACBA’S TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

Dates & Times

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

CLE Credits

This workshop will accredited for continuing legal education credits. State approval and number of credits will be posted/ updated to this page as approvals are received. Attendees will receive certificate of completion.

Register HERE

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/12

Tuesday’s news briefs are…

CFPB changes office logo, affirming name change amid Mulvaney’s crusade to burn it all down

Senior Democrats to Mulvaney: Stop ‘starving’ CFPB of consumer data

New York leads coalition urging consumer board to keep public database of consumer complaints

Payday Groups Defend Joint Request For CFPB Rule Stay

CFPB: Mortgages among top consumer complaints

Can You Get a Personal Loan After Bankruptcy?

The Slippery Relationship Between Bankruptcy And Medical Debt

Check out the Spring 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Don’t miss this issue which includes:

-“IRS Shake Up Happening in Bankruptcy Court”

-“Be Wary of Private Debt Collectors”

-“Brunner Test Does Not Require that Debtor Take Advantage of IBR”

-“NACBA Board of Directors 2018 Election Results”

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Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR NACBA’S TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018

Don’t miss this great opportunity to earn CLE credits!

Day 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:00PM to 6:00PM EST

Day 2: Friday, August 3, 2018 3:00PM to 6:00PM EST

Register today!