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#NACBASEA Session Spotlight With Cary Flitter

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Then dive into today’s #NACBASEA Session Spotlight…

“Find a Treasure Trove of Consumer Law Violations in Your Bankruptcy Treasure Chest: Fair Debt, Credit Reporting, Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Booty Awaits.” 

Consumer law violations are common problems for debtors and can be filed in bankruptcy court or district court. Most provide statutory attorney fees. Philadelphia consumer lawyer Cary Flitter will help you to triage your cases on Sunday, October 9th, 10:00 A.M-11:00 A.M.


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Cary Flitter

Cary L. Flitter practices consumer law with Flitter Milz, P.C. located in suburban Philadelphia and New Jersey. Cary serves on the adjunct faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia and Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where he teaches Consumer Law and Litigation including Fair Credit Reporting, Fair Debt Collection, and class action. He has guest lectured on consumer law issues at Harvard Law School, The University of Pennsylvania Law School, and other venues. Flitter is a contributing author to Pennsylvania Consumer Law by Bisel Publishing Co. This is the leading treatise in Pennsylvania on consumer law. He is also a contributor to Consumer Class Actions 5th Ed. by the National Consumer Law Center. Cary was invited by the Federal Trade Commission to participate in workshops on Collection of Consumer Debt.

Cary’s consumer cases in the Court of Appeals include Brown v. Card Service Center, 464 F.3d 450 (3d Cir. 2006) (seminal circuit case on deception under FDCPA); Rosenau v. Unifund, 539 F.3d 218 (3d Cir. 2008) (successful challenge to phony “legal department” in dunning letter); Cappuccio v. Prime Capital, 549 F.3d 180 (3d Cir. 2011) (first impression holding that borrower’s testimony alone may be sufficient to rebut presumption of receipt of TILA disclosures); Gager v. Dell Fin. Serv., LLC, 727 F.3d 265 (3d Cir. 2013) (holding, in first impression, that consent to receive cellphone calls is revocable under Telephone Consumer Protection Act) and Douglass v. Convergent Outsourcing, 765 F.3d 299 (3d Cir. 2014) (holding, in first impression, that placing the consumer’s account number on collection envelope violates privacy provisions of FDCPA) Cary is the recipient of multiple pro bono awards for his work on behalf of low-income consumers and serves as the 2016 Co-Chair of the Federal Courts committee of the Montgomery (County, Pa.) Bar Association.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 6/14


Tuesday’s Headlines…

Lawsuit Filed in Alleged $15M Mortgage Scam

Medicaid Growth Reduces Debt Sent to Collections: Research

State’s Payday Loan Rollover Ban Safe from CFPB Rules: Officials

TransUnion Ranks Among Tops in Identity Protection

FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Reviews TCPA Proposed Rule

ACA Submits Comments on CFPB’s Student Loan Borrower Communications RFI

House Committee Approves Bill to Restructure CFPB

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Debt Buyer in FDCPA Entrapment Case

New Credit Bureau Reporting Requirements for Debt Collection Agencies and Debt Buyers Become Effective This Week

Will Inherited IRAs Be Used As A Tool for Protecting An Inheritance from Creditors?

Congress to consider changes to controversial CFPB complaint database

How the war on debt collectors has begun to mirror the war on drugs

Student loan debt is hurting the housing market, survey finds



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Leveraging the Power of Social Media:
Using Facebook and Content Marketing to Get More Leads

DATE: Tuesday, July 7, 2016
COST: Free to NACBA Members
PRESENTER: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute

Facebook and content marketing are two of the most cost effective ways to generate high quality leads to your law firm. Many law firms have tried social media and failed because they didn’t have a proven blueprint that shows them exactly how to do it…until now! In this information-packed session you will discover:

  • The 3 biggest mistakes lawyers make with social media and how to avoid them
  • 7 key strategies to tap into the power of Facebook
  • How to get qualified leads on Facebook for 90% less than with Google PPC
  • How to use content marketing to position yourself as an industry thought leader
  • Insider secrets to getting more leads from your blog
  • The Rainmaker Social Media Marketing Blueprint®


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Did You Know You Can Attend a Pre-Cruise Session?

In addition to the Summit at Sea, NACBA will be offering a pre-cruise session at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel, in South Beach Miami. on Thursday, October 6th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Kent Anderson and Larry Heinkel will talk Taxes for Non Bankruptcy & Bankruptcy Attorneys 101:What You Need to Know. Plan to join us for this special session and earn some extra CLE before the cruise departs. Afterward, relax while you attend our Launch Party!  To register for the sessions on land and sea, CLICK HERE!

Early Bird Rate Ends July 29th!


Take advantage of the many exciting educational events on the horizon along with the invaluable resources NACBA provides you won’t want to miss out on these member only benefits Renew Today! 

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/21


Predatory Lending Lawsuits Dismissed

Regulator Launches Monthly Complaint Report

Fixing errors on Ohioans’ credit reports

An Emerging Trend: Bankruptcy Trustees Seeking to Claw Back Tuition Payments Made by Unsuspecting Parents

California Supreme Court Grants Review of Homeowner’s Wrongful Foreclosure Claims

Reform the CFPB to Better Protect Consumers

Five Years Ago Congress Tried to Fix Wall Street. How is That Going?

Credit Reporting Companies Top CFPB List of Consumer Complaints

Upcoming Events

Register for Today’s Webinar!

There is still time to Register for today’s Webinar, “Security Clearances & Bankruptcy,” at 3 PM ET/ 12 PST. If you represent federal employees, government contractors, or members of the military has most likely been asked what impact bankruptcy will have on a debtor’s security clearance you don’t want to miss hearing what Michael Jones Esq., Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Ron Sykstus Esq., and Tara Twomey Esq. have to say about different types of security clearances, the impact of bankruptcy, and how the client might mitigate potential effects.

Register for the Effective (And Ethical) Online Marketing  For Law Firms on Wednesday, August 26, 2015  at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST. Join Fred J. Cohen, JD, is the founder and CEO of Amicus Creative Media as he discusses how to establish a comprehensive online presence that will increase your exposure, enhance your credibility and foster referrals while following the Rules of Professional Conduct. Free to All NACBA Members!

Save the Date for the 24th Annual NACBA Convention in San Francisco, May 19-22, 2016!

NACBA Benefits

Check Out The Latest Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Read NACBA Member’s Nancy Clark’s latest article in the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal, “The Necessity of Filing Proofs of Claim For Secured Creditors in Chapter 13 .”

As a NACBA member you can receive discounted mailing services! NACBA and have teamed up to offer every user of the NACBA/COS mailing system the benefit of reduced pricing on per page copy costs, reduced postage, as well as the same reliability and timeliness of the mailing system.

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Bankruptcy New Briefs 5/26

The Middle Class Debt Problem Continues

Proposed Legislation in Numerous States Would Negatively Impact the Collection Industry

Credit Reporting Agencies Agree to Pay $6M to Resolve Complaints

Court Allows for Class Action Against Collection Giant

Card Issuers Get Combative as Target Breach Settlement Unravels

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