NACBA Fall Workshop

Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/25

Take a Look at the Headlines Making News…

CFPB to Prioritize Debt Collection Rulemaking

President Announces Intent to Nominate FTC Acting Chairman as Federal Judge

Debtor Could Not Strip-off Liens Where all of Bank’s Liens were part of a Larger Single Mortgage, Secured by a Debtor’s Principal Residence

CFPB Asks for Feedback About its Investigative Process

CFPB Likely to Focus on Debt Collection Rather Than Payday Loans

The CFPB Is Now the Predatory Lender Protection Bureau

Cashcall To Pay Only $10 Million Of $287 Million Sought By CFPB

Student loan debt: Not just for kids anymore

Register for February’s Webinar!

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

Register HERE

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! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/19

 

Start Your Weekend With Fresh Headlines…

Mick Mulvaney’s Budget Request for the CFPB? $0.

Objection to Claim Cannot be used to Seek Judicial Determination of the Validity or Extent of a Lien; Adversary Proceeding is Required

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Drops Lawsuit Over 950% APR Loans

Total Bankruptcy Filings Decline in Calendar Year 2017

Debtor May Exempt 100% FMV When Value Does Not Exceed Statutory Cap

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Will Testify before U.S. Senate Committee on Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency on January 18

CFPB to Undertake Comprehensive Review of All Functions

Payday Rule Pullback is Another Example of CFPB Deregulation

Americans’ money worries before and in retirement are rising

CFPB Announces Reconsideration of Rule for Small Dollar Lending Market

CFPB Director Seeks Input On Operations

In bizarre reversal under Trump, consumer agency reveals moves to protect payday lenders

Supreme Court declines to review case over collecting stale debt

Bill would create ‘student loan advocate’

Delaware Court Rules Fraudulent Transfer Recoveries Are Not Capped At The Amount of Creditor Claims

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

Register HERE

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

Register HERE

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! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

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

Register HERE

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

Register HERE

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! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

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

Register HERE

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

Register HERE

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! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/8

Kicking Off A New Week With New Headlines…

CFPB Bank Complaints Normalized; Such Analysis Eludes Debt Collectors

From the Web: Cybersecurity Legislation Slated for Action in 2018, if Congressional Schedule Allows

Collection Boot Camp: The Red Flags Rule and Debt Collection

Senator Concerned About Possible ‘Burrowing In’ Situation Involving CFPB Deputy Director

New York Credit Union: CFPB’s Mulvaney Already Hurting Us

Debt-collectors harass people duped into fake Telkom listing update

Debtor’s Guaranty of Wife’s Business Debt was a Non-consumer Debt, so he was Not Subject to Abuse Test under § 707(b)(1)

4 Ways Betsy DeVos Plans To Make It Harder For Ripped-Off Students To Get Loan Forgiveness

Involuntary Proceeding Suspended to Permit Disposition of State Court Litigation

Months after Equifax data breach, we’re still no closer to privacy protections

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

Register HERE

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! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/15

End of the Week Headlines…

The Looming Collapse of Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities

“Snapshot” Rule Precludes Amended Homestead Exemption

Chapter 13 Debtor Can’t Redeem Pawned Auto Through Plan

Study: Consumers’ Pre-Recession Spending, Debt Habits Continue

Both Sides Are Wrong in Bank-Watchdog Power Struggle

Betsy DeVos hit with two lawsuits in one day over backlog of student debt relief claims

Bill before Congress to help combat student loan debt

BAP Affirms Bankruptcy Court’s Denial of Student Loan Discharge for Single Mother on Food Stamps and Medicaid Where her Income Based Payment Would be $0

Bankruptcy filings up 15% in Toledo area

The United States of Indebted America

It’s a New Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Register by February 23rd for Early Bird Savings!

NACBA’s Summit at Sea

Don’t miss this Members Only event, November 29 – December 3, 2018. Mark your calendars, save the dates, and prepare to set sail on NACBA’s voyage at sea! Registration is now open!

Bankruptcy New Briefs 12/14

In Today’s Bankruptcy News Briefs…

Why States Should Have Primary Oversight of Attorney’s Activities in Debt-Collection Litigation

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Votes to Reduce Credit Bureau Consumer Protections

THE FIGHT TO CONTROL THE CFPB ISN’T OVER YET

CUNA files amicus brief supporting Mulvaney at CFPB

The preclusive effect of a Congressional override of the CFPB dealer pricing bulletin: we think Professor Levitin’s premise is wrong

Consumer lending 2017: Bold bets and strategic exits

District Court Affirms Finding of No Undue Hardship for 44-Year Old Lawyer/Nurse who Sought to Discharge Student Loans

Bankruptcy Law Update: Preferences and Selected Bankruptcy Issues

New York launches tough new regs in wake of Equifax breach

Student Loans, Bankruptcy and the Silence of Presidents

Nearly 5 Million Americans in Default on Student Loans

It’s a New Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Register by February 23rd for Early Bird Savings!

NACBA’s Summit at Sea

Don’t miss this Members Only event, November 29 – December 3, 2018. Mark your calendars, save the dates, and prepare to set sail on NACBA’s voyage at sea! Registration is now open!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/11

Check Out Monday’s Headlines…

Consumer Advocates File in Support of Acting CFPB Director Leandra English

Special Counsel Violates Code and Rules by Failure to Disclose Fee Agreements

TCPA Case Law Review for September-November 2017

Judge in CFPB Leadership Case Sets Swift Court Schedule

Mick Mulvaney Taking a Closer Look at CFPB Investigations

Bank is not entitled to the Fees at issue under the terms of the Mortgage since it did Not give Actual Notice of Post-Petition Fees to Chapter 13 Debtors

11th Cir: §362(k)(1) Authorizes Debtors’ Attorneys’ Fees in Ending a Willful Violation of Stay, Prosecuting a Damages Violation, and Defending Appeal of those Issues

Bill aims to forgive volunteer first responder student loan debt

Americans are drowning in debt. Here’s where they have it the worst.

The Undoing of the CFPB: Why Consumers Should Know and Care

CU Share of Consumer Loans Up in October

The #Resistance Is ‘Creating a Genuine Constitutional Crisis at the CFPB

With CFPB, GOP can finally make good on abolishing federal agencies

Average US household owes $15,654 in credit card debt

Medical Debt Accrual Down By 45% In States After Medicaid Expansion

It’s a New Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Register by February 23rd for Early Bird Savings!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/8

Headlines Kicking Off The Weekend…

District Court Doubles Down on Romero and Again Dismisses TCPA Claim for Lack of Article III Standing

Discharged Debtor’s Claims of Invasion of Privacy/Violation of FCRA Survived Banks’ Motion to Dismiss Where he Alleged Banks had No Legitimate Reason to Pull his Credit Reports

FTC Bans Three Scammers From Posing as Debt Collectors

Credit Card Balances Cause Increase in Overall U.S. Consumer Credit

From the Web: Senate Banking Committee Advances Regulatory Relief Bill

Consumer Reports CEO: We all have a stake in the future of the CFPB

Commentary: How the CFPB Fight Is a Sign of the Next Financial Crisis

9th Cir. Holds FDCPA Preempts State Judgment Execution Laws

Two student loan studies everyone missed

Consumer accuses debt collector of violating FDCPA

It’s a New Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Register by February 23rd for Early Bird Savings!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/30

Take a Moment to Dive Into the Headlines…

Advanced Sick Leave Is Debt Subject to Recoupment

Dept. of ED’s 21st Century Student Loan Plans Will Require CFPB Action

Continuity, Compliance and the CFPB: Food For Thought When Responding to Complaints

Senate Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Foster Economic Growth and Reduce Regulatory Burden for Small Businesses

While Debtor’s Obligation to Pay Creditor was Discharged in Bankruptcy, Arbitration Agreement with Creditor Survived

Fed Survey: Consumers’ Optimism about Access to Credit is on the Rise

City Could Not Collect Post-Petition Traffic Fines as Administrative Expenses

From the Web: ‘Who is More Likely to Default on Student Loans?’

Dodd, Frank reunite to protest CFPB leadership change

Debt Collection Rulemaking on Hold Amid CFPB Rancor

Register Today for the 2017 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Examine the New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, National Uniform Plan and Local Plans

December 7-8, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern (Both Days, Part I & 2)
NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non-Member: $369
Format: Live Presentation, both days, with Q&A.
Includes: All Materials, Certificate of Attendance & Recording Access.

Register HERE

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It’s The End of the Month Renew Your NACBA Membership for a Chance to Win 2 Great Resources!

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Registration is Open for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention! 

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

Register by February 23rd for the Early Bird Rate to get great savings!