NACBA Fall Workshop

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/24

Monday’s Headlines…

5th Circuit: Funds Held in IRA Lost Exempt Status When Debtor Withdrew Funds but Did Not Complete a Rollover of the Funds into another IRA, as Required by State Law

6th Circuit: Chapter 7 Trustee Could Not Forcefully Evict Debtors from Homestead by Tendering Payment Equal to the Value of their Exemption

After Denying Debtor’s Motion for Sanctions Where Creditor Sold Debtor’s Property at Auction Days After Petition Date, Judge Offers “Best Practices” Advice to Counsel

The CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Database: The Next Battle Between Regulators And Legislators

Court Finds M&T Bank in Contempt for Violating Discharge by Failing to Properly Credit Mortgage Payments Made under Confirmed Plan

Mini-CFPB? Pennsylvania attorney general launches consumer financial protection unit

In a Clear Signal to CFPB and White House, FTC Announces CID Process Improvements

FCC Focuses on Consumer Protection From Robocalling and TCPA Violations

Student loan debt has grown 250% in the last 10 years — here’s where grads owe the most

Don’t celebrate yet: Here’s why that $5 billion in student loan debt won’t be forgiven

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the requirements and start referring today!

Register for NACBA’s August Webinar

Did you enjoy yesterday’s webinar? Well, get ready for another stellar webinar in August! Register Today!

 

Exciting Upcoming Events!

Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!

NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! Visit Havan, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 6/21

Midweek Headlines…

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

Maine Adopts New Law for Debt Buyers

Judge raps Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over $15M tug-of war

Subprime lender Provident Financial hit by shortage of debt collectors

Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchasers

Obamacare credited with reducing bankruptcy rates

Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 2

Refinancing Isn’t The Solution To Student Loan Woes

District Court Upholds Bankruptcy Court Determination that Lien Based on Unemployment Over-payment is a Judicial Lien, which Can be Avoided under § 522(f)

Student loan servicing giant takes on state regulatory moves

Register for Tomorrow’s Webinar!

Don’t miss NACBA’s comprehensive webinar, “2017 Case Law Updates & Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys,Thursday, June 22nd from 3pm-4pm ET with Henry Sommer and Angela Littiwn. This webinar will discuss recent trends in bankruptcy case law, with analysis of cases decided by the Courts of Appeals and other appellate courts. Take a look at the cases they will be discussing and make sure you Register Today!

Cost is $25 for NACBA Members/$75 For NonMembers

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

Renew your membership in June to be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

PlayBack NACBA

Can you believe it’s been a month since the 2017 Convention? Was there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Not A Member of  NACBA? Join today and receive membership benefits that will enhance your professional endeavors!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 6 /16

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

U.S. financial bureau weighs further changes to prepaid card rule

CFPB Director Informs Consumer Advisory Board That Bureau Will Not Shy Away from Issuing Debt Collection Proposed Rule

Bankr WD Mo. Rejects 11th Circuit’s Meaning of “Surrender” in §521(a)(2) in Denying Wells Fargo’s Motion to Compel Debtor to Surrender Home

Feds Point Fingers as ‘Debt Relief’ Companies Prey on Student Loan Borrowers

Defaulted Debt Buyer Does Not Collect Debts “Due Another” Under FDCPA, SCOTUS Rules

Why Betsy DeVos Will Rewrite These Student Loan Forgiveness Rules

Reforms Ignore Need To Overhaul VA Debt Collection

U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges

CFPB Director Cordray responds to claims he slowed Wells Fargo investigation

Upcoming NACBA Webinar!

Don’t miss NACBA’s comprehensive webinar, “2017 Case Law Updates & Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys,Thursday, June 22nd from 3pm-4pm ET with Henry Sommer and Angela Littiwn. This webinar will discuss recent trends in bankruptcy case law, with analysis of cases decided by the Courts of Appeals and other appellate courts. Take a look at the cases they will be discussing and make sure you Register Today!

Cost is $25 for NACBA Members/$75 For NonMembers

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

Renew your membership in June to be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

PlayBack NACBA

Can you believe it’s been a month since the 2017 Convention? Was there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Not A Member of  NACBA? Join today and receive membership benefits that will enhance your professional endeavors!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 6/12

Kick Off Your Monday With These Headlines…

Loan Paid Directly from Dept. of Educ. to Penn State Not a Fraudulent Transfer

Suggestive Medical Collection Letters under Fire in Texas FDCPA Class Action

Even if Debtor did Not Review Tax Returns that her Ex-Husband Filed, She Willfully Violated her Duty Under 11 USC 523 and Could Not Discharge Taxes

Judge Orders Bankruptcy Court to Consider Evidence of Trustee and Special Counsel Activity when Considering Request for Sanctions

Why the CFPB’s Decision to Change Course on Debt Collection Rulemaking is a Very Big Deal

For CFPB, About Face On Debt Collection?

Gorsuch issues first ruling in case defining ‘debt collector

U.S. top court won’t expand debt-collection abuse law in Santander case

Supreme Court: Protections Against Debt Collectors Don’t Apply To Banks That Purchase Defaulted Loans

The IRS did Not Violate the Discharge Injunction by Collecting a Tax Debt that was Not Discharged

3rd Circuit: Bankruptcy Code Does Not Prohibit a Bankruptcy Court from issuing a Filing Injunction Against a Debtor who Requests Voluntary Dismissal under 11 U.S.C. § 1307(b)

New NACBA Webinar!

Don’t miss NACBA’s comprehensive webinar, “2017 Case Law Update& Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys,Thursday, June 22nd from 3pm-4pm ET with Henry Sommer and Angela Littiwn. This webinar will discuss recent trends in bankruptcy case law, with analysis of cases decided by the Courts of Appeals and other appellate courts. Take a look at the cases they will be discussing and make sure you Register Today!

Cost is $25 for NACBA Members/$75 For NonMembers

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

Renew your membership in June to be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month.

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

PlayBack NACBA

Can you believe it’s been a month since the 2017 Convention? Was there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Not A Member of  NACBA? Join today and receive membership benefits that will enhance your professional endeavors!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/24

Midweek News…

U.S. Department of Education Unveils Streamlined Student Loan Servicing Plan

Marrama Does Not Prevent Court from Converting Case to Chapter 13 Before Considering Merits of Bank’s Allegations of Bad Faith

Debtor/Plaintiffs Overcome Hurdle to Class Certification

A New Debt Milestone in Q1 2017 (But Not Really)

‘Gordon v. CFPB’ Provides The Supreme Court A Good Vehicle To Rein In Executive Branch Authority

Trump Reverse Robin Hood Budget Would Kill Bipartisan Programs that Protect Vulnerable Seniors, Veterans, Working Families

This court case could have a huge impact on the future of a key consumer watchdog

CFPB Budget Targeted in Trump Budget Proposal

Betsy DeVos announces huge overhaul of federal student loan system

Third Circuit Widens the Circuit Split on Late-Filed Tax Returns

Learn How Your Firm Can Break The 7 Figure Barrier in June’s Upcoming Webinar!

Building a 7-Figure Lifestyle Law Firm: Moving from a Busiess Operator to a Business Owner
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit

There are 3 stages every law firm goes through to break the 7-figure barrier. At each stage there are different challenges that must be faced and overcome to grow to the next level. Since 1999, The Rainmaker Institute has trained over 18,000 attorneys and helped hundreds of their clients break 7-figures. If you’ve struggled to scale to a million dollars or more in your law firm you need to attend and discover:

  • What are the 5 key challenges you must face to grow to the next level
  • How to go from being an business operator to a business owner
  • The 10 major parts of every successful law firm
  • Specific steps you must take to build a lifestyle law firm that provides the income you want to enjoy the life you want

Don’t miss this informative webinar! Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

Renew Your Membership in May to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in May and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month.

PlayBack NACBA

Do you wish you could experience the 2017 Convention all over again, is there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Not A Member of  NACBA? Join today and receive membership benefits that will enhance your professional endeavors!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/14

First Quarter Bankruptcy Filings Decline

Sovereign Immunity in Tax Refund Turnover Claim

Court Sanctions Debtor’s Lawyer for Failing to Disclose Fees by Requiring him to Disgorge One-Half of Fees

CFPB Ordered by a New York Federal Court to “Show Me the Money”

Consumer claims Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau Inc. charged unlawful fee

Top 3 bankruptcy trends from past 2 quarters

Congress needs CBO to crunch the numbers on Dodd-Frank repeal

Banking group urges Senate to make major reforms to Dodd-Frank and consumer agency

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Jim Haller, Sulaiman Law Group & NACBA President

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Student loan debt is quickly becoming a national crisis and in many ways chocking our society and the potential for young people to flourish. In a contentious election one thing the candidates agrees on is that student loan debt is a crippling problem in the United States. In today’s glimpse of the CBJ, Jim Haller, President of NACBA addresses this issue in his article, “President Trump is Right, We Need to Remove the Albatross of Student Loan Debt From Our People and Families.”

NACBA25 is Less Than A  Month Away! Are You Registered?

Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today!

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in April and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/8

Breaking News: Trump Administration Signals Opposition to CFPB in D.C. Circuit

State Law Applicable Solely to Bankruptcy Is Not Non-Bankruptcy Law

Sterling Jewelers, Wells Fargo Scandals Show Why Forced Arbitration Must End

Debt collectors lead Colorado attorney general’s 2016 list of top consumer complaints

U.S. credit card debt shrinks in January

Consumer Borrowing Growth Drops to 5 Year Low

CFPB Monthly Report Returns its Focus to Credit Reporting and Mortgage Complaints Fall Out of the Top Three

Negative Equity Decreasing, Many Homeowners Still Underwater

Bankruptcy Court’s Mortgage Mediation Program a Success

U.S. credit card debt shrinks in January

Upcoming NACBA Events

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Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more! Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

Register Today for Two New NACBA Webinars in  March!

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10 Critical Numbers That Will Determine the Success or Failure of Your Law Firm
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month