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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/19

The weekend is so close. Until then, check out these Bankruptcy News Briefs…

Lawmaker Questions U.S. Trustee Over McKinsey’s Conflict Disclosures

Here’s How To Buy A House When You Have Student Loan Debt

Consumer credit defaults continue to fall says report

New Bankruptcy Rules Proposed for Student Debtors

Debt Collector Exits FDCPA Suit Over Dispute Notice

Woman wins $33,000 to pay off her student loan debt!

Taxpayers Didn’t Contract Those Student-Loan Debts

How student loans are making some people abandon their dreams 

The Case Against Student Loans: Why Weak Students Should Pay More | Opinion

REGISTER FOR NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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.

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.

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR NACBA’S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP!

Don’t miss this opportunity to earn CLE credits right from your desk!

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/13

Check Out Today’s Headlines…

From the Web: Education Secretary Issues Guidance on State Regulations of Student Loan Servicers

WalletHub Study: Credit Card Debt Surpasses $1 Trillion

EDNY: Avila and NYDFS Requirements Collide

Second Circuit Finds Arbitration Conflicts with Discharge Injunction

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Has Crippling Medical Debt

Creditor’s Motion to Reopen and Compel Surrender of Home Denied Where No Relief was Justified (since Husband had Died and Wife Not on Note)

Trump’s CFPB looks at credit cards and, absurdly, sees ‘a positive picture for consumers’

Opinion: The Attack on the CFPB Threatens Consumers and Ignites a Race to the Bottom

Debt collection, fraud are making consumers angry

Feds tell state officials to back off student loan debt collectors

Bankruptcy Court Reluctantly Allows Creditor To Shuck “Lil’ Sweet Pea” Accounts

Debt collectors top list of consumer complaints in 2017

Student debt crisis deepens as Gen Z enters college

Would Cancelling All Student Debt Help The Economy?

Feds attempt to bar states from regulating student loan debt collectors

7 myths about bankruptcy and your credit debunked

Kick Back and Read the Latest Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive and we don’t want you to miss out on this awesome Annual Convention!

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/8

Thursday’s News…

FCC Continues Consideration of a Reassigned Number Database

Creditors Should Build Trust in Collections by Saying ‘Goodbye’

FDCPA Caselaw Review for January 2018

Senate banking bill would make credit freezes free

How Well Do States Protect Consumers from Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices?

New Sanctions Proposed for Colleges Under Student Loan Rule

Promontory MortgagePath adds former top CFPB lawyer as chief compliance officer

PayThink The CFPB must set aside politics to serve its role

Too much student loan debt? Iowa lawmakers think they have a solution

WHY DOES BANKRUPTCY FAIL SO MANY AMERICANS?

U.S. Household Debt Rose Last Quarter at Fastest Rate Since 2007

Gainful Employment Rule Affects Student Loan Borrowers

Illegal ‘zombie’ debt collections rampant in Florida, advocate says

U.S. Consumers Rack Up $11.9 Billion in Overdue Credit Card Debt

Kick Back and Read the Latest Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive and we don’t want you to miss out on this awesome Annual Convention!

Register Today!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/7

Dive Into Midweek Headlines…

Survey: Consumers Plan to Save Tax Refunds, Pay Off Debt

Judge Says Plaintiffs in ED Case Likely to Succeed on Merits of Protest

TCPA Caselaw Review for January 2018

Montana Court Refuses to Shift Venue of “Related to” CFPB Police Action to Texas Bankruptcy Court

Senate advances plan to weaken Dodd-Frank banking rules on bipartisan vote

Debtor Correctly Excluded Mother’s Social Security From PDI

Trump is systematically backing off consumer protections, to delight of corporations

Mulvaney: The CFPB Will Rely Much More On State Attorneys General

10 biggest financial laws passed since Dodd-Frank

Equifax data breach affected 2.4 million more consumers

When Prosecutors and Debt Collection Companies Become Business Partners

3rd Cir. Holds Settlement Offer as to Time-Barred Debt May Violate FDCPA

Supreme Court Makes Bankruptcy Claw-Backs Easier While Protecting Financial Institutions

Kick Back and Read the Latest Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive and we don’t want you to miss out on this awesome Annual Convention!

Register Today!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/6

Stay Updated With Tuesday’s Headlines…

Republican Members of Congress File Amicus Brief in Support of CFPB Acting Director

CFPB Looking for Input on its Controversial Complaint Portal

TransUnion Report Reveals Current Consumer Credit Trends, Including 20.3 Million More Accounts

CFPB Report Reveals Impact Removal Of Public Records Has On Credit Reporting: Did It Make A Difference?

District Court Reverses Bankruptcy Court’s Decision to Deny Attorney’s Fee Application Where Debtor Intended to Convert to Chapter 7

Debt Collection Law Firms Must Follow FDCPA in Foreclosure Cases, Court Says

California braces for battle with Trump administration over student loans

DC tops national credit card debt list, Baltimore ranks 6th

Number of FDCPA and TCPA Lawsuits Filed in 2017 Decreases; CFPB, BBB Complaints, and FCRA Lawsuits on the Rise

Court Finds Mini-Miranda Not Necessary for Consumer-Initiated Call

Sixth Circuit Dismisses FDCPA Claim Based On Letter For Lack Of Standing

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/28

Midweek Headlines…

Stay Does Not Require Bank to Release Citation Lien

Texas Lawyers and Law Professors Urge Representative Gonzalez to Withdraw Support of Bill that Would Harm Texas Consumers

Debt Collection Industry Faces Evolving Compliance Regulations

From the Web: Department of Justice Files Opposition Brief in CFPB Deputy Director’s Appeal

New Jersey Federal Court Finds Additional Telephone Number In Validation Letter Did Not Violate FDCPA

How Chicago Ticket Debt Sends Black Motorists Into Bankruptcy

E.D.N.Y.: Collection Agency Can Enforce Arbitration Clause of Underlying Credit Agreement

CFPB report finds removal of public record data has small effect on credit scores

Bankruptcy Straight-Talk For Credit Union Members

DeVos to Assert that Only Department of ED, Not States, Can Regulate Student Loan Servicers

Mulvaney Says His CFPB Is Keeping Elizabeth Warren Up at Night

GUEST VIEW: Debt collection companies have hijacked the justice system

Iowa court debt approaches $732 million

Total consumer debt increased faster in Hawaii than the nation, DBEDT report

Overdue US credit card debt hits 7-year high at $11.9bn

Congressional Research Service Releases Bankruptcy & Student Loans Report

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Congressional Research Service released a report titled “Bankruptcy and Student Loans”. The report explains how and why the Bankruptcy Code makes student loans nondischargeable unless undue hardship is proven. It concludes with providing potential considerations for Congress to treat student loans moving forward. Read the Full Report.

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/26

Dive Into New Headlines…

Fourth Circuit Looks at Multiple Factors in Bad Faith Analysis

Advocates to FCC: Do More, Much More to Block Unwanted Robocalls

Church Provides No Sanctuary: Sixth Circuit’s FDCPA Decision May Breathe New Life into TCPA Spokeo Arguments

Forensic Analysis of Debt Settlement Program Participants, Commissioned by the American Fair Credit Council, Validates Economic Benefit to Consumers

17 Lawsuits Now Filed in Dept of ED Collection Contract, Chapter 2

Maryland Court Finds Mini-Miranda Not Necessary on Certain Consumer-Initiated Calls

CFPB Seeks Input on Town Halls, Field Hearings in Agency Review

Debtor’s Obligation to Pay his Children’s College Expenses Qualified as a DSO and Were Non-Dischargeable

What The Climbing Debt Defaults Really Mean For The Economy

Chapter 13 Debtor Could Not Defer Surrender of her Home Until her Son Graduated High School

A Shocking Number of Americans Now Owe at Least $50,000 in Student Debt—and Many Aren’t Paying It Down

Bankruptcy Remoteness Going to a Court of Appeals

Department of Education Considering Student Loan Bankruptcy Rule Changes

2017 Consumer Finance Year in Review

Congressional Research Service Releases Bankruptcy & Student Loans Report

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Congressional Research Service released a report titled “Bankruptcy and Student Loans”. The report explains how and why the Bankruptcy Code makes student loans nondischargeable unless undue hardship is proven. It concludes with providing potential considerations for Congress to treat student loans moving forward. Read the Full Report.

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!