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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/20

U.S. Secretary of Education Withdraws Memos on Student Loan Servicing

Experian Makes Debt Collection Easier for Consumers

Prior Express Consent Defeats TCPA Claim, But Jury May Find 87 Calls Over 19 Days to be FDCPA Violation

Bona Fide Error Defense Comes Through For Collector With Strong Processes

Mortgage Defaults Climb Slightly

Decline in bankruptcy filings slowing

Judge Issues 30-Day Halt To Proceedings in ED Contract Debacle

Americans have lodged thousands of mortgage complaints with the agency Republicans want to gut

CFPB Prepaid Card Rule Again Targets a Product Popular With the Masses

U.S. recoups $63M in student loans after hiring private debt collection lawyers

WASHINGTON STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS

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!

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Brian Cuban, Esq. 

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In Brian Cuban’s article, “Why Are Lawyers So Afraid To Ask for Help?” he gives some honest insight into the stigma and fear lawyers have of  career consequences when seeking help, especially through the Legal Assistance Program. Brian discusses this culture of fear and gives ideas on how to dispel this myth so that those who need help will seek it freely.

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 4/18

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that Agency Acting Under a “Safe Harbor” Provision of Wisconsin Statute Did Not Violate FDCPA

CFPB Sues Ohio Law Firm Over Debt-Collection Practices

Attorney Fee Application Filed Too Late

Attorney’s Failure to Conduct Reasonable Investigation of Debtor’s Income & Expenses Led to Dismissal of Case & Sanctions against Lawyer

CFPB Proposal Aims to Clarify Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Rule

Individuals Account for More Than a Quarter of All Chapter 11 Filings, ABI

Yes, all debt is bad debt

The Bureau of Resistance

Credit card debt enslaving the American consumer

Report: Medical Debt Agencies Aggressively Go After Debts That Aren’t Owed

District Court Takes Perplexing View on FDCPA Standing

IRS Just Hired Private Debt Collection Agencies to Chase Down Your Debt

Student debt: America’s 1.3 trillion issue

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!

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Gene Melchionne, Esq.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe you missed National World Back Up Day on March 31st, but don’t despair! Eugene Melchionne’s article, “Technology Inner Sanctum,” provides practical tips and advice on creating a back up process that will give you peace of mind and a way to keep your client’s data secure!

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 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 4/10

Navient Lawsuit Challenges Student Loan Bankruptcy Laws

Consumer Credit Delinquencies Fluctuate in Fourth Quarter

Consumers Bait Collectors With New Script to Manufacture FDCPA Claims

The US college debt bubble is becoming dangerous

Debtor’s Prepetition ParentsPlus Loans for his Children to Attend Penn State were Not Fraudulent Transfers that Trustee Could Avoid

CFPB Office of Consumer Response Provides Updated Complaint Trends in Annual Report

Credit and Collection Industry Pushes Back Against Inflammatory Statements of CFPB Director at House Hearing

House Subcommittee Continues Critique of CFPB

Misstated Summons Did Not Create FDCPA Violation

Consumer borrowing up solid $15.2 billion

Industry groups, lawmakers slam Dodd-Frank, CFPB

Debt collector returns $2.7 million to victims

Consumer debt growth can’t outpace wages forever: James Saft

The New Shape of US Household Debt

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 4/5

Collectors Take Note: FDCPA Litigation Over Letters Continues

Will FCC Loss in Junk Fax Case Have Positive Impact on TCPA Cases?

When a tax refund means bankruptcy

CFPB Director Richard Cordray will Testify Before House Financial Services Committee

The Week Ahead: Hope For Credit Growth

CFPB: Mortgage Complaints Up Slightly From 2015

IRS will use private debt collectors, but warns of potential scams

What JPMorgan CEO Dimon gets wrong about the student debt crisis

Vermont Lawyer Jean Murray Takes on the Debt-Collection Industry

Annual survey finds consumers have more credit card debt, less in retirement savings

Divorce and Credit Card Debt

Caveat creditor: Risks of filing an involuntary bankruptcy

Many Americans use tax refund to pay for bankruptcy filing

5 alarming facts about America’s $1.3 trillion in student loan debt

Student-Debt Overhang Is Pushing Down U.S. Rates, Dudley Says

NACBA25 is Only a Month Away! Are You Registered?

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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!

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

 

 

10 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Attend #NACBA25!

There are too many reasons for us to list on why you should attend NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention, but we’ve come up with 10 very good and even fun reasons why you should be at the magnificent Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida!

  1. Awesome Keynote Speakers: NACBA is bringing you  incredible Keynote Speakers such as national legal evidence expert, Professor Edward Imwinkelried, best selling author Ross Bernstein, award winning filmmaker, Billy Corben, and senior columnist for the Daily Beast, CNN political commentator and author, Matt K. Lewis.
  2. Continuing Legal Education Credits: With past NACBA Conventions being approved for over 20 credit hours (including ethics) in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention is your one stop, professional development,  legal education event that satisfies most, if not all, CLE compliance periods.
  3. Pre-Convention Sessions: Start your learning early with not one but two pre-convention sessions!  You can register for either NACBA’s Student Loan Workshop or FDCPA: Extreme!
  4. It’s a Family Affair! Bring the whole family to enjoy the most magical place on earth! We have you covered with discounted Disney Park, Universal Studios and Sea World Tickets! Your kids will absolutely love this quick getaway!
  5. Engage with Colleagues in NACBA’s Circuit Meetings: New this year, NACBA will host individual circuit meetings for sharing of ideas and the latest “round-up” of what is taking place in the circuit where you practice.
  6. Mickie and Minnie: NACBA has finalized a special photo session during the convention with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Why stand in line at the parks to meet characters? NACBA has arranged a commemorative photo opportunity for convention attendees and their families included with registration.
  7. The NACBA25 Lineup: This year’s convention schedule is chock-full of stellar expert speakers who will capture your attention with timely and advanced topics. Even the most seasoned bankruptcy attorney will be challenged.
  8. An Abbreviated Saturday Schedule: Given the location and that many attendees may include family, the committee planned an abbreviated schedule on Saturday, May 6th so attendees could take in the Walt Disney World parks and surrounding Orlando area without missing valuable CLE seminars.
  9. Access to Playback NACBA: Through the PlaybackNACBA website, bankruptcy attorneys are able to watch presentations that they were unable to attend the week of May 8, 2017.
  10. Celebrate 25 years of NACBA!Last, but certainly not least you are cordially invited to attend a special #NACBA25 Anniversary Party on Friday, May 5th (6 PM-9 PM) that will include a live concert, food trucks, desserts and perhaps some Disney magic. If no magic, we may just open the bar! This is our way of thanking your for your membership and support for the past 25 years!

Can you think of a reason not to attend?

Register today, if you haven’t already and get ready for what’s promised to be one of NACBA’s most memorable conferences to date!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/31

Appeals Court Affirms Ruling Against Debt Buyer for Misleading Out-of-Stat Collection Letter

Trump’s DOJ Ditches Defense of CFPB

FTC Returns Funds to Debt Collection Scheme Victims

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Approval Letters May Be Invalid, Education Dept. Says

CFPB Head Discusses Dodd-Frank

Student Loan Debt Collectors Not Eager To Charge Fees Reinstated By Trump Administration

The IRS Has Hired A Debt Collector That Is Being Sued By The Government

Consumer sues Indiana debt collector

Trump’s Student Loan Default Penalty Has an Unlikely Foe

Unemployment Benefits Included as Income in Ch. 13 Plan

Creditor’s Accurate Post-Petition, Pre-Discharge Report to Credit Reporting Agency of Outstanding Balance did Not Violate Stay

Incarcerated Man Not Eligible for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Debtor Can Keep Income Tax Refund

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!

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! Last Day to Renew for March to Be Entered Into the Giveaway!

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