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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/06

It’s midterm election day 2018! After you go out and VOTE, read the following…

Toyota Awaits Appeals Court Ruling on Auto Leases in Bankruptcy

40% Of Borrowers May Default On Their Student Loans

Consumers with Bankruptcies, Tax Liens, or Civil Judgments on Their Experian Credit Reports May Be Affected by a Settlement

“Overbiffing” is the latest outrage in debt collection

Heading Into Retirement With Student Loans

Mass. AG Quietly Adds Third-Party Debt Collectors As Regulated Entities on Website Despite Prior Guidance to the Contrary

Authenticity Matters: Three Ways To Reach College Students

Chicago Considers Wiping Away Old Ticket Debt for Motorists Who File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Attorneys Seek CFPB Definition of Abusive Practices

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/02

Happy Friday! Start your day with these new headlines…

Consumer Bureau Union Files Grievance Over Political Appointee’s Racist Blog Posts

New Report Finds Student Debt Burden Has ‘Disastrous Domino Effect’ On Millions Of Americans

Debt Collectors Can’t Dodge DA Letterhead Suit

Meet 5 midterm candidates running with student debt in mind—and in their lives

Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors, Advocacy Group Says

BCFP updates HMDA compliance guide w/ S. 2155 changes

Sixth Circuit Clarifies Appealability of Bankruptcy Court Orders

Goodbye Student Debt, So Long America!

Lawmakers and privacy rights groups spar over student loan debt solutions

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/26

Jump-start the end of the work week with the following…

Ex-student loan official: ‘We dropped a trillion dollars of debt into the market’ with little thought to oversight

Stop the delinquent student loan merry-go-round

No Generation Safe from Crushing Debt

Will the Fed’s Rate Hikes Show Up in Tomorrow’s GDP Release?

American Financial Benefits Center: Student Loan Debt Continues to Grow Faster Than Other Consumer Debts

BCFP Releases Complaints Snapshot, Debt Collection No Longer No. 1

BCFP Could Eliminate Repayment Test in Small-Dollar Lending Rule

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/12

Before you start your weekend, stop and read today’s headlines!

Popular Job Perk: Helping To Pay Off Student Loan Debt

CFPB’s Mulvaney unmoved by external pressure to oust top aide

Pentagon, others baffled by CFPB plan to cease military lending exams

Mulvaney calls for unity at consumer bureau amid racial controversy

Mortgage Industry Urges CFPB to Make Changes to Lo Comp Rule

Congress Can’t Create an Independent and Unaccountable New Branch of Government

Chapter 5 Officially Begins in Department of ED Private Debt Collection Saga

35 State Attorneys General Request the FCC to Implement New Rules to Combat Illegal Spam Robocalls

7th Circuit affirms withheld attorney fees in disability cases

Bond yields sink after consumer prices reading is lighter than expected, quelling inflation fears

Consumer groups blast CFPB over proposed ‘disclosure sandbox’

Public service loan forgiveness is going wrong for most people — meet some of them

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/25

We are halfway through the week! Check out the following Bankruptcy News Briefs:

U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Protect Student Borrowers, Hold Higher Education Institutions Accountable for Deceptive Practices

New Trump-DeVos Loan Relief Rule Trashes Students’ Rights, Aids Predatory Colleges

CFPB nominee stonewalls way through Senate hearing

Dodd-Frank is a success story: Progressives, former regulators

Watkins to lead new CFPB division

Warren Warns Of ‘Stain’ On Senators Who Vote To Confirm CFPB Nominee

How to turn the tables on aggressive debt collectors

Democrats set to renew debt-free college push

Consumer Overspending Explained By National Debt Relief

What is the best way to pay off debt?

Student debt is crushing dreams for this group

10 Student Loan Myths That Are Costing You Money

DON’T MISS TOMORROW’S LIVE WEBINAR!

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.

Register HERE

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.

THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR NACBA’S TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY WORKSHOP!

“Tax Discharge: Basic & Advanced Bankruptcy Solutions, Including 2018 Tax Reform Implications”
VIRTUAL Taxes in Bankruptcy Workshop
LIVE Questions & Answers

Register HERE

 

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/09

We swing into the new week with the following briefs…

Leandra English Clocks Out

NRMLA Comments: CFPB “Guidance” Should Not be Treated as Rule

Who Are the Supreme Court Contenders?

Helping the homegrown hero: Bankruptcy relief for the family farmer

One spouse’s debts might haunt the other after death

Should a Parent or Student Take Out the College Loan?

Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of Student Debt Collection

Savvy Senior: Can a debt collector take my Social Security benefits?

HAVE YOU SEEN NACBA’S CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL?

Check it out online today

DON’T MISS THESE 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.

Register HERE

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.

Register HERE

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.

Register HERE

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.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/21

Starting of Wednesday with these headlines…

People with massive student debt hope President Trump will let them declare bankruptcy

CFPB to Work With FTC on Policing Debt Collectors

Betsy DeVos Is More Out of Touch on Student Debt than You Even Thought

United States: Dismissal Of “Marijuana” Bankruptcy Not Automatic As Bankruptcy Appellate Court Overturns Dismissal Of Bankruptcy Case Of Landlord Debtor With Dispensary Tenant

Consumer Watch: Changes in student loan discharge

Why reverse mortgages are a harder sell now

CFPB and FTC Report on 2017 Activities to Combat Illegal Debt Collection Practices

This Community Has 17% More Student Loan Debt. Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

1 in 10 Members of Congress Has Student Loan Debt

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Clashes With DeVos on Student Loans

Consumer lawyers want to end Education Department’s partial student debt relief plan

Have you 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!

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

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs.
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: Rachel Foley, Esq. & John Colwell, Esq.

Register HERE

Fillable PDFs can dramatically improve your bottom line by decreasing the turnaround time to receive information from your client while improving the accuracy of that information. Fillable PDFs are fast and easy to use, reduce/eliminate costly errors, provide 100% legible text, increase workflow and productivity, and are easy to update and archive. Learn from our experts how to create fillable PDFs to improve your bankruptcy practice!

 

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!