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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/23

Take a Moment to Dive Into Tuesday’s Headlines…

Social Security Income payable to Debtor’s Mother who lived with him Could Not Included in Debtor’s Disposable Income Calculation

Bank Could not Recover its Law Firm’s Fees and Expenses to Set Aside Post-Petition Foreclosure Sale under Fed. R. Bankr. Proc. 3002.1

Tears Over QE And U.S. Household Debt Problem

U.S. Senate, House End Partial Government Shutdown with Bipartisan Votes

ACA International Files Amicus Brief with Court of Appeals in Case Combatting TCPA Abuse Trend of ‘Unreasonable Revocation of Consent Methods’

Expensive loans in California can force you into bankruptcy!

CFPB Deputy Director Files Emergency Motion to Expedite Appeal

Student Loans In Crisis As Two In Five Likely To Default

New Mexico’s Study on Balance Medical Billing Echoes National Concerns

E.D.N.Y. Decides “Settlement May Have Tax Consequences” is an Acceptable 1099C Disclosure

On Second Thought…CFPB Continues to Back Off; Dismisses Case Against Payday Lenders

Don’t Let Payday Lenders Off the Hook

CFPB Expects to Further Delay Prepaid Account Rule’s Effective Date

Projections for student loan defaults are terrifying. It’s time to act.

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/17

Midweek Headlines Making News…

CFPB Announces Reconsideration of Rule for Small Dollar Lending Market

Committee Meets Today on Bill to Exempt Lawyers from FDCPA

FDCPA Caselaw Review for December 2017

Student loan debt close to reaching $1.5 trillion

Trump’s CFPB to Rewrite Rule That Cracked Down on Payday Lenders

Bankruptcy Rule Changes: What You Need to Know

Congress should vote down this harmful debt collection legislation

Supreme Court Decision Could Impact CFPB

CFPB leadership dispute rages on

How Congress is pulling the IRS off the rich — and siccing it on the poor

The IRS hired bill collectors to collect back taxes — and got ripped off

 Debt bill hurts consumers

Rep. Gonzalez’ bill would unfairly shield lawyers in debt collection cases

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/16

Check Out Tuesday’s Headlines…

Report: Consumer Delinquencies Vary in Third Quarter

Court Approves $300 per Hour in Chapter 13 Case for Debtor’s Board Certified Attorneys

Debtor’s Treatment of Student Loan Outside Plan Not Confirmable

English Makes Next Move; Appeals CFPB Leadership Decision to D.C. Circuit

Individual Chapter 11 Plans Also Are Just About Written in Stone

After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Reversal

CU fights to keep lawsuit against Trump’s appointment to CFPB alive

Since Debtors could Claim Certain Exemptions under the State Law of their Domicile, they Could Not use Federal Exemptions

Debt-Collection Contracts Awarded to 2 Companies

Is There Such a Thing as a Debtor’s Prison?

Consumer Finance Lawyers Prep Wish Lists as CFPB Retools

America’s debt load is hitting record — and risky — territory

Study: Looming Student Loan Default Crisis Will Be Worse Than Projected

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/12

End of the Week Headlines…

Department of ED Completes Corrective Action in Debt Collection Contract

Private IRS Collectors Waste Taxpayer Money While Squeezing Low-Income Families

Court dismisses defendants’ counterclaims against CFPB for fees and expenses

Judge Tosses Request For Injunction Against Acting CFPB Head

Student loan crisis could be worse than originally thought

Education Dept. awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos

The IRS’ Private Debt Collection Program Once Again Looks Like A Failure

Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud Where Creditors Paid 100%

More seniors citizens have student loan debt

New Analysis of Student Loan Default Data

Goodbye Delaware and New York? Senate Bill Introduced That Could Significantly Impact Venue of Bankruptcy Cases

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/11

Dive Into Thursday’s Headlines…

Code Does Not Entitle Trustee to Sell Free and Clear of Creditor’s Judgment Liens

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Examines Regulatory Relief Legislation

Judge again rules for Trump administration in fight for control of CFPB

Acosta-Conniff Remanded Back to Bankruptcy Court to see to whether she has Satisfied her Burden of Proving each of the 3 Brunner elements

I.R.S. Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts

Student-Loan Contractor Seeks to Throw Out Mismanagement Suit

Opinion of English v Trump

Is Record-High Consumer Debt a Good or Bad Thing?

U.S. Backs Student Loan Servicer in Lawsuit by Massachusetts

Why Would DeVos Cancel A Student Loan Rule That Works?

Prominence of Delaware bankruptcy court threatened

Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

Feds say Healey can’t sue student loan servicer

Is This the Reason U.S. Credit Card Debt Keeps Climbing?

Don’t Miss Today’s Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/5

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

Robocall Problem Even Worse than FTC Data Shows

Title-Pawned Vehicle Drops Out of Estate When Not Redeemed Post-Petition

Chris Lazarini Discusses Challenge to Dischargeability of Claim Against Broker in Bankruptcy

These banks held the most CFPB complaints in 2017

Two Courts Clear the Way for Bankruptcy Trustees to Avoid Tuition Payments Made by Parents on Behalf of Children as Fraudulent Transfers | Financial Services Perspectives

GOP senator calls for probe into ‘flawed’ vetting process for CFPB official

Claw Back of Parent PLUS Loan Proceeds to Pay College Tuition Hits a Roadblock

NerdWallet CEO: Americans need the CFPB now more than ever

Fourth Circuit Approves Partial Dirt for Debt Plan

The Consumer Credit Market: The CFPB’s 2017 CARD Act Report

Democrats Question GOP Rural Student Loan Reimbursement Bill

Bringing Common Sense to Collections

Angry about robocalls? It’s not just you: New Jersey led the nation in complaints

Dispute Evolution: A bona fide dispute regarding claim amount may disqualify creditor from maintaining an involuntary case.

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Award of Attorneys’ Fees Incurred by Individuals for Stay Violation in Damages Action and on Appeal

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/3

Midweek Headlines…

ICYMI: U.S. District Court Hears Oral Arguments in CFPB Leadership Case

Circuit Court: Debtor Claiming Federal exemptions under § 522 of the Bankruptcy Code May Exempt a 100% Interest in an Asset in Certain Situations

 Even Though it Resulted in Windfall for Undeserving Defendant, Court Applied Judicial Estoppel Against Debtor who Failed to Amend Bankruptcy Schedules to Disclose the Existence of Litigation

CFPB Report: Consumer Credit Market Remains Largely Stable

$119,000 Sanctions for Discharge Injunction Violations

Plaintiff/Debtor Loses Motion In Limine to Exclude Student Loan Promissory Note since NCSLT Witness Testimony May be able to Authenticate the Full Document

Mulvaney Updates CFPB Mission

CFPB Credit Card Market Report Addresses Collections and Recovery

U.S. appeals court revives proposed debt collection class action

Miami-Dade Clerk Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit Over 40 Percent Collection Fee

Average American’s Holiday Debt Goes Up 5 Percent

Nationwide consumer debt higher than ever before

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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