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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/12

And the “hump day” headlines read…

Fifth Circuit’s Affirmance of Denial of Attorney’s Fees to Successful FDCPA Plaintiff May Aid Collectors in Challenging Fee Requests

How Student Loan Debt Changes Your Life

More parents struggle to repay loans they borrowed for their children’s education 

Alleged student debt relief scam leads to arrest of CEO

Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.

Teacher grants converted to loans forcing teachers to pay up

MN attorney general sues ‘tax debt relief’ firm for violating consumer protections

New head of watchdog agency vows consumers will be top focus

Fla. Man Ordered To Pay Gov’t $23M Over Debt-Relief Scam

“Buy now, pay later”: Old-fashioned loan-sharking with a Silicon Valley smile?

Bankruptcy Judges Handle Much More Than Bankruptcy Matters

Madoff bankruptcy lawyer: ‘You can’t have a Ponzi without a bank. And the bank was JPMorgan.’

New CFPB director declines to weigh in on future of agency official criticized for racially tinged blog posts

Trump administration hid report revealing Wells Fargo charged high fees to students

BCFP enters into consent order with State Farm regarding alleged FCRA violations

Maxine Waters nominated to chair House Financial Services Committee

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/05

Today’s bankruptcy and consumer headlines are…

Encore Enters Settlement Agreement with 42 States and the District of Columbia

Debt Collector Can’t Head Off Class Cert. In Student Loan Suit

D.N.J.: If Relationship Between Collector and Creditor is Clear, Including Chain of Title Does not Make Creditor Identification Unclear

Stocks are plummeting, but a U.S. recession doesn’t look imminent

New York State Is Probing Abuses in Small-Business Lending

Bond Rally Eases Detroit’s Return to Muni Market

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2018 Midterm Election Results Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: John Colwell, Esq., Ike Shulman, Esq., Ed Boltz, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

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Join NACBA as we discuss how the recent 2018 midterm election results will impact consumer bankruptcy attorneys. This webinar is an opportunity for members to review the results, discuss House committees and new leadership, and learn how you can help NACBA move forward with bringing important issues to the attention of the 2019 Congressional agenda.

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.

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- 10/26

Jump-start the end of the work week with the following…

Ex-student loan official: ‘We dropped a trillion dollars of debt into the market’ with little thought to oversight

Stop the delinquent student loan merry-go-round

No Generation Safe from Crushing Debt

Will the Fed’s Rate Hikes Show Up in Tomorrow’s GDP Release?

American Financial Benefits Center: Student Loan Debt Continues to Grow Faster Than Other Consumer Debts

BCFP Releases Complaints Snapshot, Debt Collection No Longer No. 1

BCFP Could Eliminate Repayment Test in Small-Dollar Lending Rule

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/12

Before you start your weekend, stop and read today’s headlines!

Popular Job Perk: Helping To Pay Off Student Loan Debt

CFPB’s Mulvaney unmoved by external pressure to oust top aide

Pentagon, others baffled by CFPB plan to cease military lending exams

Mulvaney calls for unity at consumer bureau amid racial controversy

Mortgage Industry Urges CFPB to Make Changes to Lo Comp Rule

Congress Can’t Create an Independent and Unaccountable New Branch of Government

Chapter 5 Officially Begins in Department of ED Private Debt Collection Saga

35 State Attorneys General Request the FCC to Implement New Rules to Combat Illegal Spam Robocalls

7th Circuit affirms withheld attorney fees in disability cases

Bond yields sink after consumer prices reading is lighter than expected, quelling inflation fears

Consumer groups blast CFPB over proposed ‘disclosure sandbox’

Public service loan forgiveness is going wrong for most people — meet some of them

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 8/30

This Thursday’s bankruptcy headlines read:

Bipartisan push begins in Senate to expand mortgage access for self-employed borrowers

Puerto Rico Archdiocese files for bankruptcy amid lawsuit

In New Ruling on Insurance in Bankruptcy, 5th Circuit Decides Proceeds Were Property of Debtor’s Estate

These States Have The Most Student Loan Debt

IRS Ruling Allows Company To Match Employees’ Student Loan Payments Into Their 401(k)

House hopes to tame student loan crisis with financial literacy bill

This 28-year-old unintentionally accrued $50,000 in debt—here’s how he’s paying it off

8th Circuit: Notice of Garnishment, Consumer-Initiated Inquiry After Cease Communication Request Not FDCPA Violation

How The Trump Administration Is Screwing Over Debt-Saddled Students

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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.

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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.

Register HERE

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!

 

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.

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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.

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