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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- 1/28

Tuesday headlines read…

Teachers Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loans

Phone scams look to capitalize on massive student loan debt

Is Student Loan Forgiveness Taxable? It Depends.

FICO’s new credit score model won’t ding you for simply having student loans or a big mortgage

Moriarty Bill to Require Dealers to Pay Off Consumer Debt on a Trade Vehicle Within 15 Days Approved by Assembly Panel

Title-Loan Settlement Means $825K for N Carolina Consumers

Oil Bankruptcies Are Piling Up

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Guidance Clarifying Abusiveness Standard

California Governor Moves to Strengthen State Consumer Protection Enforcement in 2020

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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

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/17

Kickstart your weekend with the following headlines…

House Overturns Student Loan Forgiveness Rule

CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Payless to reopen shoe stores closed during bankruptcy, 58.5 billion robocalls were placed in 2019, and credit card usage up 7 percent

IRS offers tax relief for student loan debt discharges

How to avoid student loan debt relief scams

To build a more diverse workforce, companies should focus on tackling student debt

CFPB 2019 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2020

CFPB Releases Guides on TRID Disclosures for Construction Loans

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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

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Means Test Game Show: Is it income or an expense?
Date: December 19, 2019
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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

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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- 11/21

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.
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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!