Consumer Spending

Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/2


Senate Republicans unveil bill to replace CFPB director with committee

1st Cir. Holds IRS 1099-A Forms Did Not Violate Discharge Injunction

Letter Asking Consumer to Consider Payment Arrangements and Requiring Signed Consent Judgment Deemed FDCPA Violation

PHH Files Supplemental Response to CFPB’s Rehearing petition; Opposes State AGs’ Motion to Intervene

Supreme Court pick could spell trouble for the CFPB

CFPB fines Mastercard, UniRush $13M for service failures

Debt collector pleads guilty to defrauding Lee, Collier HOAs

Arbitration Enforcement? The Potential Expansion of Debt Collection

It’s A Deficiency Decree, Not A Consumer Debt: FCCPA Does Not Apply To Actions For Deficiency

Consumer groups: Protect robocall limits on student debt collectors

Wisconsin bankruptcy filings lowest in nine years

Economist Presents Market Outlook, Good News on Consumer Spending Trends

Why some are worried student loan borrowers may get a flood of robocalls under Trump

Upcoming NACBA Events


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 3rd, 2017 for savings!

Save the Date! New NACBA Webinar in  March

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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.
Registration opens soon


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!

Renew Your NACBA Membership

We want you to have access and the member rate to all of NACBA’s exciting upcoming events in 2017, especially our 25 year celebration at the Annual Convention. Take a moment today to Renew your membership or if your not a member of NACBA there is no better time to Join!


Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/22


6th Cir. Rejects Debt Collector’s Efforts to Distinguish Campbell-Ewald Following Offer of Judgment Success in Trial Court

CFPB Files Amicus Brief in FDCPA Case About Social Security Benefits

CFPB Requests that a Federal Appeals Court Rehear Its Constitutionality Case

CFPB Seeks Public Input on Consumers’ Access to Financial Records

Poor oversight of a student loan benefit may be hurting military borrowers, GAO says

Federal court says Ohio law firm didn’t violate Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Black Friday: The Holiday Surge In U.S. Consumer Debt And Spending

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Give yourself a gift and register for December’s Webinar!

Growing Your Bankruptcy Practice in 2017 and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 minutes)
Presenter: Richard James, CEO, Office of Richard James
Cost: No Cost to NACBA Members – Member Benefit

Register HERE

If you want to build a law firm that supports your lifestyle, instead of undermining it, then join Richard James on Wednesday, December 14th at 3 PM ET. If you want 2017 to be the year that you finally build the law firm of your dreams, then you have to be on this webinar training. Learn the key strategies that hundreds of Richard James’ clients are using to grow like never before. This is real world, in the trenches advice you can put to practice right away.

Celebrate 25 Years of NACBA!

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities at #NACBA25? Check out the Prospectus and join us in 2017!


Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/13

Check Out Today’s Headlines…


FTC Announces Latest Operation Collection Protection Actions

Keeping up with State Licensing and Enforcement Activity is Becoming a Full-Time Job For Collection Agencies

Advocates Applaud CFPB Action Against Bridgepoint Education for Predatory Student Lending Practices

CFPB Makes Bridgepoint Education Refund All Private Student Loans

Senate to hold hearing on Wells Fargo’s aggressive sales tactics

What You Don’t Say Can Hurt You: Fair Debt Collections Act

Credit card debt in second quarter sets record

Consumers’ Spending Expectations Fall, Income Expectations Continue to Rise


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Join Stephen Fairley Tomorrow!

7 Keys to Building a Referral-based Law Firm

DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: FREE for NACBA Members
PRESENTER: Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute

Every attorney wants a referral-based practice, but most attorneys struggle to consistently get enough referrals. We have uncovered the secrets of referrals and will teach you:

  • The 3 biggest reasons why you’re not getting more referrals…and what to do about it
  • Creating a plan to double your referrals in the next 6 months
  • The 4 most commonly overlooked places to increase your referrals


Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems
with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.


NACBA’s  Fall Workshop


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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!


2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida


Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!