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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/21

House Committee Sets Hearing on Revised Financial CHOICE Act

Consumers’ Perceptions of Debt Payments, Credit Availability Improve

Regulators Are Suing Subprime Mortgage Servicer Ocwen for Years of ‘Deceptive Practices’

Ocwen Responds to Suit from CFPB, 21 States

Orchard Park debt collection mastermind faces prison for $31 million scam

Free Pass for Taxes Owed to Pennsylvania?

11th Circuit Clarifies FDCPA/FCCPA Issues Re Periodic Mortgage Statements After Bankruptcy

Supreme Court hears arguments on SEC suit time limits, debt collector status

The Average Student Loan Debt in Every State

Should DeVos Block an Embattled Student Loan Giant’s Attempt to Expand?

Delinquency Rates, Foreclosures Dip to Historic Lows

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/20

U.S. Secretary of Education Withdraws Memos on Student Loan Servicing

Experian Makes Debt Collection Easier for Consumers

Prior Express Consent Defeats TCPA Claim, But Jury May Find 87 Calls Over 19 Days to be FDCPA Violation

Bona Fide Error Defense Comes Through For Collector With Strong Processes

Mortgage Defaults Climb Slightly

Decline in bankruptcy filings slowing

Judge Issues 30-Day Halt To Proceedings in ED Contract Debacle

Americans have lodged thousands of mortgage complaints with the agency Republicans want to gut

CFPB Prepaid Card Rule Again Targets a Product Popular With the Masses

U.S. recoups $63M in student loans after hiring private debt collection lawyers

WASHINGTON STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS

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A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Brian Cuban, Esq. 

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In Brian Cuban’s article, “Why Are Lawyers So Afraid To Ask for Help?” he gives some honest insight into the stigma and fear lawyers have of  career consequences when seeking help, especially through the Legal Assistance Program. Brian discusses this culture of fear and gives ideas on how to dispel this myth so that those who need help will seek it freely.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/18

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that Agency Acting Under a “Safe Harbor” Provision of Wisconsin Statute Did Not Violate FDCPA

CFPB Sues Ohio Law Firm Over Debt-Collection Practices

Attorney Fee Application Filed Too Late

Attorney’s Failure to Conduct Reasonable Investigation of Debtor’s Income & Expenses Led to Dismissal of Case & Sanctions against Lawyer

CFPB Proposal Aims to Clarify Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Rule

Individuals Account for More Than a Quarter of All Chapter 11 Filings, ABI

Yes, all debt is bad debt

The Bureau of Resistance

Credit card debt enslaving the American consumer

Report: Medical Debt Agencies Aggressively Go After Debts That Aren’t Owed

District Court Takes Perplexing View on FDCPA Standing

IRS Just Hired Private Debt Collection Agencies to Chase Down Your Debt

Student debt: America’s 1.3 trillion issue

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A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Gene Melchionne, Esq.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe you missed National World Back Up Day on March 31st, but don’t despair! Eugene Melchionne’s article, “Technology Inner Sanctum,” provides practical tips and advice on creating a back up process that will give you peace of mind and a way to keep your client’s data secure!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/14

First Quarter Bankruptcy Filings Decline

Sovereign Immunity in Tax Refund Turnover Claim

Court Sanctions Debtor’s Lawyer for Failing to Disclose Fees by Requiring him to Disgorge One-Half of Fees

CFPB Ordered by a New York Federal Court to “Show Me the Money”

Consumer claims Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau Inc. charged unlawful fee

Top 3 bankruptcy trends from past 2 quarters

Congress needs CBO to crunch the numbers on Dodd-Frank repeal

Banking group urges Senate to make major reforms to Dodd-Frank and consumer agency

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Jim Haller, Sulaiman Law Group & NACBA President

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Student loan debt is quickly becoming a national crisis and in many ways chocking our society and the potential for young people to flourish. In a contentious election one thing the candidates agrees on is that student loan debt is a crippling problem in the United States. In today’s glimpse of the CBJ, Jim Haller, President of NACBA addresses this issue in his article, “President Trump is Right, We Need to Remove the Albatross of Student Loan Debt From Our People and Families.”

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/12

From the Web: Household Debt Balances and Borrower Demographics Shift Since 2008

Debtor Established Valid Defense of Laches Against Creditor’s Motion to Dismiss under § 707(a)f

Credit Card Debt Surpasses $1 Trillion

CFPB Office of Consumer Response Provides Updated Complaint Trends in Annual Report

NEW REPORT SHOWS VICTIMS OF AGGRESSIVE TACTICS FROM MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTORS

CFPB hearing proves consumer finances are at risk again

Consumer Complaints About Medical Debt Collectors, and How the CFPB Can Help

Consumer accuses Healthcare Receivables Group of improper debt collection practices

Betsy DeVos undoes Obama’s student loan protections

Rising Student Loan Debt Seen as Further Hurting Homeownership Rates

Argument preview: Court to consider application of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to debt buyers

Keep On Truckin’: Priority Rules Still Rule in Structured Dismissals

Bankruptcy judge shortage could ‘cripple’ Delaware

Consumers Slowly Getting Savvier About Finances

Foreclosures, Delinquencies Drop Year-Over-Yeau

Court Finds No Pro-Bank Bias From Judge in Foreclosure Case

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Professor Jason Killborn

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Everyone is talking about the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, but what does his appointment mean for bankruptcy cases? Read Professor Jason Killborn’s article, “What to Expect From Justice- To-Be Gorsuch on Bankruptcy,” where he discusses three bankruptcy cases and gives insight on what bankruptcy attorneys and their clients may expect from Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch in his tenure.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/10

Navient Lawsuit Challenges Student Loan Bankruptcy Laws

Consumer Credit Delinquencies Fluctuate in Fourth Quarter

Consumers Bait Collectors With New Script to Manufacture FDCPA Claims

The US college debt bubble is becoming dangerous

Debtor’s Prepetition ParentsPlus Loans for his Children to Attend Penn State were Not Fraudulent Transfers that Trustee Could Avoid

CFPB Office of Consumer Response Provides Updated Complaint Trends in Annual Report

Credit and Collection Industry Pushes Back Against Inflammatory Statements of CFPB Director at House Hearing

House Subcommittee Continues Critique of CFPB

Misstated Summons Did Not Create FDCPA Violation

Consumer borrowing up solid $15.2 billion

Industry groups, lawmakers slam Dodd-Frank, CFPB

Debt collector returns $2.7 million to victims

Consumer debt growth can’t outpace wages forever: James Saft

The New Shape of US Household Debt

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/6

CFPB Director Cordray’s Testimony Gets Off to a Heated Start

Court Rules FDCPA Statute of Limitations Begins When Violation is Discovered

Public Defender who was Employed and Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Failed the Brunner Test to Discharge Student Loans

The New Shape of US Household Debt

New concerns about growing consumer debt

Advocates worry new IRS debt collection service leads to fraud, confusion

Consumer accuses debt collector of false, deceptive communication

$1.90 Can’t Buy You an FDCPA Violation

Republicans accuse CFPB of dawdling on Wells Fargo probe

Judge Rules with Plaintiff in Credit Suisse Suit

Res Judicata Does Not Bar Post-Confirmation Objection to POC

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A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

When a client files for bankruptcy there are a number of emotions associated with this sometimes turbulent times. In Eric Olsen’s article, “Counseling Bankruptcy Clients About Guilt and Debt,” gives a unique perspective on this important topic as a bankruptcy attorney.

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