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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/21

New bankruptcy and consumer headlines read…

It’s almost impossible to get rid of student loan debt when filing for bankruptcy, but help may be on the way

Consumers Worry Most About Losing Their Jobs During A Recession – But Few Do Anything About It

Student-loan debt and skyrocketing housing prices have become so bad that more millennials are planning to rent forever

How To Ace College And A Career With No Student Debt: A Millennial’s Story

Sen. Patty Murray urges DeVos to halt changes to a popular student loan repayment plan

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau future in the hands of Supreme Court

Seventeen Democrats, Three Republicans in U.S. Presidential Race

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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.
Register HERE

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.
Register HERE

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!

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.
Register HERE

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.
Register HERE

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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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/06

New consumer and bankruptcy headlines read…

California utility meets with governor amid bankruptcy case

Forever 21 Cuts Number of Store Closures Planned in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy filings in Hawaii reach highest level in 5 years

Young Hollywood’s Student Loan Crisis: “There Are People Just Struggling to Survive”

17 Tips for Baby Boomers To Tackle Their Student Debt

CFPB and states file action against student loan debt relief companies and individual owners and managers

What It Means to Be a Debt Collector After ‘Obduskey’ Ruling

The State of Collections: TransUnion and Aite Group Release Report, Outline Challenges and Present Optimistic Future

How I Ditched Debt: From ‘Extravagantly Broke’ to Comfortably Frugal

Americans Have Enough Credit to Buy Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook

CFPB Gets $59M Judgment In Mortgage Relief Services Suit

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Defense of Section 523 Adversary Proceedings
Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Tara Salinas, Esq., William Brewer Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

The panel will primarily focus on Sections 523(a)(2), (4) and (6) and Section 1328(a)(4), awards of attorney 7s fees under Section 523(d); defending collateral estoppel effect of pre-bankruptcy default judgments; Rules 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss under Ashcroft v Iqbal.

Why You Should Attend: You need to know how to properly defend a dischargeability proceeding and get paid for your work.  Everyone has to defend against dischargeability complaints by creditors.  The information in this workshop will be invaluable to prepare your defense.

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.
Register HERE

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.
Register HERE

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!

NACBA’s 28th Annual Convention Planning Committee is looking for your star idea! If you would like to join NACBA at the Hollywood convention as a featured presenter, we are soliciting proposals for general and breakout session topics that focus on the convention theme. Current NACBA members are invited to submit their proposals for speakers/topics no later than November 29, 2019 using the provided link below.

Submit Presentation Info HERE: https://www.nacba.org/call-for-presentations/

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/31

Ghosts and goblins and new headlines! Check out…

Student Debt Total Reaches $1.5 trillion, Nearly Doubles U.S. Housing Market

A growing debt burden on low- and middle-income Americans

Here’s how the Fed rate cut affects you

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Action Against Student Loan Debt Relief Operation

Murray Energy Beats Challenge to $200 Million Bankruptcy Loan

Judge Calls for Trial on McKinsey’s Bankruptcy Disclosures

CFPB Temporarily Halts $71 Million Student Loan Relief Scheme

Will Student Loan Debt Hold Up Your Retirement?

What happens to your student loan debt when you die? Sometimes, it stays with you

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Defense of Section 523 Adversary Proceedings
Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Tara Salinas, Esq., William Brewer Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

The panel will primarily focus on Sections 523(a)(2), (4) and (6) and Section 1328(a)(4), awards of attorney 7s fees under Section 523(d); defending collateral estoppel effect of pre-bankruptcy default judgments; Rules 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss under Ashcroft v Iqbal.

Why You Should Attend: You need to know how to properly defend a dischargeability proceeding and get paid for your work.  Everyone has to defend against dischargeability complaints by creditors.  The information in this workshop will be invaluable to prepare your defense.

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.
Register HERE

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.
Register HERE

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/26

Check out these post-hearing bankruptcy & consumer headlines…

NACBA Calls to Restore the Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

Hey, robocallers, take this: FTC, Illinois, other states announce major crackdown on spam calls

Antitrust Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Student Debt Crisis, Bankruptcy Reform

Consumer Advocates: Bankruptcy Law Governing Payment of Debt Is Squeezing the Most Vulnerable

The ‘after’ picture of student loans: Credit card debt, smelly cars, pawn shops to make ends meet

When Patients Can’t Pay, Many Hospitals Are Suing

Canceling Student Loan Debt Doesn’t Make Problems Disappear

SCOTUS Adopts “No Fair Ground of Doubt” Standard for Violations of Bankruptcy Discharge Order

Hospitals Earn Little From Suing For Unpaid Bills. For Patients, It Can Be ‘Ruinous’

Lawmakers Reconsider Bankruptcy for Student Loans

Student loan borrowers who say they were defrauded sue Betsy DeVos for failing to cancel their debt

CFPB Signals Greater Clarity Coming for Abusive Standard

Two-thirds of American employees regret their college degrees

The Moral Hazard Of Student Loan Forgiveness

This debt could force you into bankruptcy, and it’s not student loans

Delgado: Raise bankruptcy debt caps for farmers

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Chapter 13 Plan Provisions: What Are They Good For?
Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., O. Max Gardner III, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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Avoid having unwanted provisions forced upon you and getting non-standard provisions that you want.

Why You Should Attend: Stuck with a plan provision unfavorable to your client? Learn how to contest those provisions and get more favorable language added to the plan.

Introduction to Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Online Workshop
Date: July 26, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM EST
Cost: $99 Member / $149 Non Member
Presenters: Edward Boltz, Esq., Hal Nemeth, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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Bankruptcy is a world unto itself. This webinar is designed to introduce practitioners to the bankruptcy landscape and will cover the basics of chapter 7 and chapter 13, the difference between the two, and factors to consider when recommending one chapter over another. This program will give new attorneys and staff an introduction to bankruptcy practice.

Why You Should Attend: Let NACBA introduce your attorneys and staff to the practice of the Bankruptcy Code.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/25

The consumer and bankruptcy headlines for today read…

These five charts show how bad the student loan debt situation is

U.S. Trustee Fees – one spreadsheet to rule them all…

How Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score?

The Age Four Out of Five Generations Agree Children Should Start Paying Their Own Student Loans

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Debt Collection Violations

Debt-to-Income Ratio for Student Loan Refinancing

Student loan debt forgiveness in 2020 race

Bankruptcy court approves resolution to help Reagor-Dykes customers

Timeshare Owners’ Coalition Issues Warning About Third-Party Exit Companies

“Text me $$$”: Debt collectors may soon be able to text and email consumers

Robocall Debt-Collection Exemption Struck Down (1)

Spring is Here and a Proposed Debt Collection Rule is Imminent

Supreme Court to Weigh Debt Collection Penalties Post-Bankruptcy

TCPA Debt Call Carveout Is Unconstitutional, 4th Circ. Says

Credit Unions May Have Willing Takers in Plea for Less Supervision

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Emerging Bankruptcy Technologies to Assist your Bankruptcy Practice
Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Rachel Foley Esq., Reed Almand, Esq. & James Haller Esq.
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Busy bankruptcy attorneys are bombarded with technology choices – all promising great rewards but many coming at great expense. Learn about different technologies that can make your practice more efficient in time and cost.

Why You Should Attend: What faster way is there to improve your bottom line than being more efficient while increasing accuracy!

Chapter 13 Plan Provisions: What Are They Good For?
Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., O. Max Gardner III, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

Avoid having unwanted provisions forced upon you and getting non-standard provisions that you want.

Why You Should Attend: Stuck with a plan provision unfavorable to your client? Learn how to contest those provisions and get more favorable language added to the plan.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN CLEVELAND!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/05

We kick off March’s bankruptcy briefs with the following…

CFPB Issues Report On Servicemember First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Loans

Parties File Status Report in Trade Group Lawsuit Challenging CFPB Payday Loan Rule

CFPB Publishes Report on Elder Abuse Based on Newly Available SARs Data

House Financial Services Committee to Hold Review Hearing of CFPB, Kraninger Included as Witness

Arbitration Back in the Limelight: Bill Introduced to Limit Arbitration for Consumers

Taxpayer Advocate Report To Congress: 20 Most Serious Problems Facing Taxpayers

CFPB plans to issue rules on PACE loans

Congressional Review Act rises again!

U.S. Credit Card Debt Closed 2018 at a Record $870 Billion

New Bill By Rubio, Warren Would Stop States From Suspending Job Licenses Over Unpaid Student Loans

Student debt: Defining issue of a generation?

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Proper State To Tax Trusts

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Chapter 13 Attorney Fees
Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Edward Bolts Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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How to get paid prior to secured creditors and for work performed at the end of the case.

Why You Should Attend: You want to get paid for work done during the case in a timely manner and a fair amount.

3002.1 A Mortgage Odyssey Workshop
Date: Thursday, March 21 AND Friday March 22, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST – BOTH DAYS
Cost: $99 Member / $149 Non Member
Presenters: Marc Dann, Esq., John Rao, Esq., Tara Twomey, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
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The Panel will discuss:

1) Introduction to 3002.1
a. Requirements for lenders
b. Forms that must be used
c. Information that must be disclosed
d. Changes to 3002.1 effective December 1, 2018

2) Use of 3002.1 in bankruptcy court to challenge fees and payment changes
a. Example cases and briefs
b. Results for clients and
c. Attorneys fees for debtor’s counsel

3) Use of 3002.1 along with other rules (e.g. Reg X) to bring suits against mortgage companies outside of bankruptcy court.
a. FDCPA
b. FCRA
c. TILA
d. RESPA

Why You Should Attend: You want to earn additional attorneys fees reviewing all of those mortgage payment changes. Join our panel to find out how.

Practice Pitfall Jeopardy: Practice Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Mary Beth Ausbrooks Esq., Jenny Doling Esq., Gene Melchionne & James Haller, Esq.
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Don’t have a blooper reel for this year’s cases. This session will review common bloopers and how to avoid them in a game show format. Join our contestants who will be answering jeopardy type questions to win big prizes.

Why You Should Attend: Enjoy an actually fun way to learn how to deal with problem situations. Who will win the big candy bar?

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