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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 2/11

All new Bankruptcy News Briefs read…

CFPB and Dept. of Education enter into new MOU on handling complaints; Director Kraninger tells lawmakers negotiations are underway for second MOU on supervision

CFPB Issues Semi-Annual Report to Congress

Trump: Here’s My New Plan For Your Student Loans

Wait, My Student Loan Balance Went Up After 5 Years?

What Happens to Student Loans in Divorce?

Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Would Cut Safety Net Programs and Boost Defense

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts To Education

New York Proposes Licensing Consumer Debt Collectors

Be Careful What You Ask For, As Banks Increase Credit Lines

‘A major, major initiative’: California wants to create its own Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Puerto Rico oversight board eyes bankruptcy exit by year-end

Bankruptcy judge disallows $2.3M in bank claims

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Circuit Case Law Update
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4:00 PM EASTERN to 5:00 PM EASTERN
Cost: FREE for NACBA Members / $50 Non Member
Presenters: NACBA Circuit Leaders & James Haller, Esq.
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NACBA’s Circuit Leaders will outline the most important cases in your circuits.

Why You Should Attend: Don’t be the last to know what issues are coming next to a court near you. Find out what to expect by learning about the trends and case law are working their through the courts.

How to Train Your Staff & Paralegals to SAVE Time & Money
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:00 PM EASTERN to 5:00 PM EASTERN
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Jenny Doling & James Haller, Esq.
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The Panel will discuss how to train your staff and paralegals, and keep them alert to changes, in the most efficient manner.

Why You Should Attend: Your office needs to run as efficiently as possible to best represent your clients and maintain profitability. Learn from our panelists what works, doesn’t work, and how to plan ahead.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/31

The final January 2020 news briefs are…

Idaho billionaire targets medical debt collectors

House of Representatives Passes New Credit Reporting Legislation

This Couple Owes $900,000 In Student Loans – Now, This Happened

Student Loan Debt and Mortgage Lending

In sickness and in health, but not in debt: Young Americans avoid ‘I do’ until student loans are paid off

Millions of Seniors Risk Taking Their Student Debt to the Grave

Student Debt Loan Moans Keeping Millennials Up At Night? You Might Be Surprised

Senators To CFPB: Why Are You Still Failing To Protect Student Loan Borrowers?

Student borrower advocacy group urges CFPB to supervise National Student Clearinghouse as CRA “larger participant”

MoviePass Owner Files For Bankruptcy While Disclosing State And Federal Investigations

U.S. farm bankruptcies hit an eight-year high: court data

Puerto Rico pension assets protected from bondholders, court rules

Consumer bureau sues Citizens Bank over alleged failure to resolve credit card errors

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/29

Take some time to read the following…

Top New York Bankruptcy Judge Pushes Mediation For Student Loans

Sallie Mae reverses course on personal loan origination

Debt Collection Rule Could Leave Non-English Speakers Vulnerable

Student Loan Discharged in Bankruptcy – Just a Blip, or Something Bigger?

Who owes all that student debt? And who’d benefit if it were forgiven?

Supreme Court Affirms Sixth Circuit: Bankruptcy Stay-Relief Denials Immediately Appealable

New judge sworn in to federal bankruptcy court in Las Vegas

New rules are gutting consumer watchdog group from the inside, legal experts say

More Trustees Fear for the Future

Bar Louie Gets Approval to Pay Wages, Access Bankruptcy Loan

United States: Bankruptcy Trustee Appeals Seventh Circuit’s Ruling On Sufficiency Of UCC Collateral Description To US Supreme Court

CFPB Issues No-Action Letter to National Bank for Funding Arrangements with Housing Counseling Agencies

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/24

It’s Friday! Check out the latest news…

Surprise, Your Credit Score May Drop

After Bankruptcy, Nearly Half of Retailers Close All Stores

Greeting Cards Retailer Papyrus Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Close Stores

Court Cites Student Loans As Reason To Deny Bar Admission To New Lawyer

Federal reserve report shows substantial increase in student loan debt

Key CFPB defenders urge SCOTUS to skip constitutional issue

Killing the CFPB Would Harm States, Attorneys General Tell Court

Former Wells Fargo CEO Hit With $17.5 Million Fine, Barred From Banking Industry

6th Cir. Holds Consumer Lacks Standing to Assert ‘Meaningful Involvement’ Claim, Not Every Technical Violation is Redressable

NY DFS Unveils Consumer Protection Task Force, adds Former CFPB Deputy Director

Sixth and Ninth Circuits Issue Decisions Applying Spokeo to FDCPA and FCRA Claims

Big Week in the 7th Circuit: Settlement Offers, Envelopes, Creditor ID, and More

Another Seat at the Table: CFPB Adds Another Member to Taskforce

CHECK BACK SOON FOR 2020 LIVE WEBINAR SCHEDULE

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/19

Today’s news briefs are…

Trump Administration Weighs Plans to Reduce Student Debt

Supreme Court Ruling in Statute-of-Limitations Case has Wide-Ranging Implications

How Student Loans Impact Your Credit Score

How Student Loan Debt Is Affecting NYC Real Estate

How Students, Grads Use TikTok and YouTube to Pay for College

Chairwoman Waters Criticizes Kraninger for Political Appointee Candidate to Lead CFPB’s Enforcement Team

Massachusetts AG Pens Amicus Brief Supporting Objections to Equifax Settlement

Chief Justice John Roberts will play a starring role in Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate

Policygenius: One in four Americans say credit card debt is their biggest financial regret of the decade

Owner of Zest Soap, V05 Shampoo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Trade Groups File Brief in CFPB SCOTUS Case

CFPB Enters Consent Orders with Military Travel Lender and Servicer for Undisclosed or Overcharged Fees, False Rate Quotes, and Credit Reporting Violations

CFPB Releases Report Exploring Differences between Large and Small Mortgage Servicers

DON’T MISS NACBA’S LIVE WEBINAR!

Means Test Game Show: Is it income or an expense?
Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Jenny Doling, Esq., Marybeth Ausbrooks, Esq., Gene Melchionne Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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Join our holiday panel for a game show quiz focusing on allowable or required income and expenses. You can’t lose even if you get the answers wrong..

Why You Should Attend: Ask yourself these questions. Is a withdrawal from a 401k income that should push your client into a five year plan? Is a 401k contribution a permissible expense? Is child support that isn’t received income? Is child support that is not being paid an expense? Your client wants to claim $900.00 in pet expenses for 8 pets. Is that expense ridiculous? Can you justify it? Learn the answers to these questions and more. Come join us!

Registration for NACBA’s next BIG blockbuster is now open!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/16

The latest consumer and bankruptcy headlines read…

The Unexpected Dangers Of Paying Off Student Loans With Your 401(k) Savings

United States: Fifth Circuit Issues New Opinion In Ultra Petroleum, Withdrawing Guidance On Make-Whole Claims

Second Circuit Upholds Ruling that Loft Tenants Have Property Rights in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years

Celadon Trucking Bankruptcy Leaves Some 3,000 Drivers Jobless, Stranded: Reports

New Kind of Student Loan Gains Major Support. Is There a Downside?

Fly Jamaica files for bankruptcy protection

More than 40,000 people have applied for public service loan forgiveness — 206 were approved

Defaulting on some student loans gets more costly

Steven Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury secretary

California governor rejects PG&E’s $13.5 billion plan to get out of bankruptcy

Fast-rising personal debt driving Lending Club’s success

Fintech Lenders Tighten Standards as They Become More Like Banks

Credit bureau Experian fined $3 million over misleading credit scores

United States: Supreme Court Justices Say No To Applying The “Discovery” Rule On FDCPA Claims

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S LIVE WEBINARS!

Means Test Game Show: Is it income or an expense?
Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Jenny Doling, Esq., Marybeth Ausbrooks, Esq., Gene Melchionne Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

Join our holiday panel for a game show quiz focusing on allowable or required income and expenses. You can’t lose even if you get the answers wrong..

Why You Should Attend: Ask yourself these questions. Is a withdrawal from a 401k income that should push your client into a five year plan? Is a 401k contribution a permissible expense? Is child support that isn’t received income? Is child support that is not being paid an expense? Your client wants to claim $900.00 in pet expenses for 8 pets. Is that expense ridiculous? Can you justify it? Learn the answers to these questions and more. Come join us!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/07

Read the latest news below…

CFPB Constitutional Challenge Put on Hold at Second Circuit

CFPB Wins $59 Million Judgment Against Mortgage Relief Firms

Second Circuit adjourns oral argument in RD Legal

Travel, furniture, ‘lavish’ meals: Nonprofit head misspent $1.7 million, filing alleges

China Embraces Bankruptcy, U.S.-Style, to Cushion a Slowing Economy

Should You Take Your Employer’s Lump Sum Offer To Protect Against Their Future Bankruptcy?

Argument preview: Justices to consider when creditors in bankruptcy can appeal orders denying relief from the automatic stay

Second Circuit Double-Hitter: Neither “$0.00” Nor “N/A” in Debt Itemization Confuses Consumers about Static Debts

How one student loan strategy drives you deeper in debt

Study: Some Grads Would Spend A Week In Jail To Erase Student Loan Debt

Forget the Gender Wage Gap. Let’s Talk About the Student Debt Gap

The Law Schools With The Highest Student Loan Default Rates

Clay Introduces Student Loan Debt Reform Package to Lower Interest Rates, Protect Borrowers and Reduce Excessive Debt

Sen. Brown’s bill would extend lending protections for service members to veterans, consumers

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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.

Why You Should Attend: Don’t be the last to know what issues are coming next to a court near you. Find out what to expect by learning about the trends and case law are working their through the courts.

Means Test Game Show: Is it income or an expense?
Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Jenny Doling, Esq., Marybeth Ausbrooks, Esq., Gene Melchionne Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

Join our holiday panel for a game show quiz focusing on allowable or required income and expenses. You can’t lose even if you get the answers wrong..

Why You Should Attend: Ask yourself these questions. Is a withdrawal from a 401k income that should push your client into a five year plan? Is a 401k contribution a permissible expense? Is child support that isn’t received income? Is child support that is not being paid an expense? Your client wants to claim $900.00 in pet expenses for 8 pets. Is that expense ridiculous? Can you justify it? Learn the answers to these questions and more. Come join us!

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