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Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/11

Dive Into Thursday’s Headlines…

Code Does Not Entitle Trustee to Sell Free and Clear of Creditor’s Judgment Liens

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Examines Regulatory Relief Legislation

Judge again rules for Trump administration in fight for control of CFPB

Acosta-Conniff Remanded Back to Bankruptcy Court to see to whether she has Satisfied her Burden of Proving each of the 3 Brunner elements

I.R.S. Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts

Student-Loan Contractor Seeks to Throw Out Mismanagement Suit

Opinion of English v Trump

Is Record-High Consumer Debt a Good or Bad Thing?

U.S. Backs Student Loan Servicer in Lawsuit by Massachusetts

Why Would DeVos Cancel A Student Loan Rule That Works?

Prominence of Delaware bankruptcy court threatened

Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

Feds say Healey can’t sue student loan servicer

Is This the Reason U.S. Credit Card Debt Keeps Climbing?

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/5

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

Robocall Problem Even Worse than FTC Data Shows

Title-Pawned Vehicle Drops Out of Estate When Not Redeemed Post-Petition

Chris Lazarini Discusses Challenge to Dischargeability of Claim Against Broker in Bankruptcy

These banks held the most CFPB complaints in 2017

Two Courts Clear the Way for Bankruptcy Trustees to Avoid Tuition Payments Made by Parents on Behalf of Children as Fraudulent Transfers | Financial Services Perspectives

GOP senator calls for probe into ‘flawed’ vetting process for CFPB official

Claw Back of Parent PLUS Loan Proceeds to Pay College Tuition Hits a Roadblock

NerdWallet CEO: Americans need the CFPB now more than ever

Fourth Circuit Approves Partial Dirt for Debt Plan

The Consumer Credit Market: The CFPB’s 2017 CARD Act Report

Democrats Question GOP Rural Student Loan Reimbursement Bill

Bringing Common Sense to Collections

Angry about robocalls? It’s not just you: New Jersey led the nation in complaints

Dispute Evolution: A bona fide dispute regarding claim amount may disqualify creditor from maintaining an involuntary case.

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Award of Attorneys’ Fees Incurred by Individuals for Stay Violation in Damages Action and on Appeal

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Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/28

Check Out Headlines Making News…

Educational Debt in Excess of §109(e) Debt Limit is Not Cause for Dismissal or Conversion of Chapter 13 Case

Debtors Could Exempt their Mobile Home in Massachusetts under a Florida Statute, which the Court found to be Extraterritorial

Narrow bankruptcy laws make it nearly impossible to discharge student debt

Americans have more credit cards – and more debt says CFPB

Northern District Of New York: No FDCPA Violation Where Pre-Judgment Interest Not Disclosed In Collection Letters

CFPB adjusts HMDA data collection, TILA mortgage escrow thresholds

SDNY Bankruptcy Court Chimes in on Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction to Consider Third-Party Releases

CFPB plans to further delay prepaid rule

Many Americans don’t have a plan to pay off their debts

Fifth Circuit Claims Loan Modification Communications Are Not Debt Collection Activities Under TDCA

Court Holds that Bankruptcy Judges Cannot Impose Punitive Sanctions

Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/26

Missed Headlines Last Week? Catch Up Today!

BAP: Bankruptcy Court Did Not Err in Sanctioning Ocwen $119,000 for Willful Discharge Violation but Did Err by Holding that it Lacked Authority to Award Punitive Damages

Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase in November

Minimum Percentage Paid to Unsecured Creditors is Not a Factor in Determining Reasonable of Chapter 13 Counsel’s Fees

FTC Issues Reminder to Consumers on Stopping Robocalls as Legitimate Businesses Calls Continue to Get Improperly Blocked and Labeled

Traffic Fines Not Given Priority in Chapter 13

Fourth Circuit Side-Steps Retirement Contribution Issue

Education Department Rolls Back Relief to Defrauded Corinthian Colleges Students

New Bankruptcy Rules that Creditors Need to Know and Follow

Banking Lobbyists Back FCC Petition to Shield Companies from Penalties for Text Messaging Consumers

CFPB’s Updated Timeframe for Debt Collection Rulemaking Unlikely as New CFPB Leadership Signals a Stall

Tax Sale Can be Redeemed Through Chapter 13 Plan

FDCPA Caselaw Review for November 2017

Northern District of NY Agrees with Debt Collector: Pre-Judgment Interest Does Not Trigger Avila Disclosure Requirements

E.D.N.Y. Rips Into Plaintiffs’ Bar on Reverse Avila Claims

The conflict over the CFPB and what it means for the future

Under New Leadership, CFPB Withdraws Proposed Debt Collection Disclosure Survey

What 2017 meant for student loan borrowers

Student Loan Debt Is The Gift That Keeps Giving

Bankruptcy Court Lacked Power to Issue Punitive Sanctions

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