Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/07

Jumpstart your week with the following headlines…

Bankruptcy filings are at a 10-year low, but that’s not necessarily good news

California utility PG&E explores bankruptcy filing: Sources

With major financial protections on hold, here’s how you can guard your investments

Compliance: CFPB releases guidance on public HMDA data

Conflicts of interest, student loan debt, protecting Great Lakes on Midwestern lawmakers’ minds

Solving the Student-Loan Debt Crisis



Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/04

We’re ready for the weekend. But before it begins, read these briefs…

What Happens When You Stop Making Credit Card Payments?

Consumer advocacy groups make recommendations to Kraninger for debt collection rulemaking

Beware: The worldwide debt monster is rearing its ugly head

Local Bankruptcy Rules Cannot Add Additional Chapter 13 Confirmation Requirements

Deal forgives $12 million of debt for 4,800 for-profit college students in Ohio

Settlement means forgiving $556 million in student loan debt

99.5% Of People Are Rejected For Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Student loan debt contest offers $125,000 per winner

Solving the student debt crisis: Increase education supply says Moody’s economist Mark Zandi

Maxine Waters: Much of my work will be undoing Mulvaney’s ‘damage’ to CFPB

USAA Bank must pay $15.5M over banking-rule violations

Indiana gets share of $575 million Wells Fargo settlement

GAO says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs process for prioritizing financial risks to consumers

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/31

The final headlines for 2018 are…

City employees have ignored over $650K worth of parking tickets and violations

Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

Wells Fargo Says Bitcoin Too Risky for Clients, Pays $575 Million Fine For Scamming Them

Congress: Resolve to help reduce student debt in the new year

The Suffocation of Student Loans

Bankruptcy leaves Detroit police abuse claims unpaid

Sears Survives, For Now, With Last Minute $4.6B Bid

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/19

Check out today’s new headlines…

Judge denies bankruptcy protection to delinquent landlord

U.S. Trustee Program Files Objection to the Appointment of the Debtor’s Proposed Future Claimants’ Representative in In Re The Fairbanks Company

How Businesses Are Helping Their Employees Ditch Student Loan Debt

Senate Bill Would Help Workers Pay Off Student Loans While Saving for Retirement

Navient Must Face State’s Suit on ‘Predatory’ Student Loan Plans

She was denied public service loan forgiveness, so she filed a lawsuit

Warren calls for probe into Trump name change for consumer bureau

What We Know and What to Watch Under Kraninger, the CFPB’s New Director


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/18

Start this Tuesday with the following headlines…

State Agencies Can Enforce FCRA Too

New report illustrates how student loan debt hampers home-buying

NYT: Risky mortgages are making a comeback

Democratic House members urge Kraninger to resume MLA exams



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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/17

A  new week brings new bankruptcy news briefs…

U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession

Five challenges facing new consumer bureau chief

Education Dept. Cancels Plan for New Student Loan System and Will Try Again

Top 5 Financial Policy Predictions for 2019

White House budget director picked to replace Kelly

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/12

And the “hump day” headlines read…

Fifth Circuit’s Affirmance of Denial of Attorney’s Fees to Successful FDCPA Plaintiff May Aid Collectors in Challenging Fee Requests

How Student Loan Debt Changes Your Life

More parents struggle to repay loans they borrowed for their children’s education 

Alleged student debt relief scam leads to arrest of CEO

Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.

Teacher grants converted to loans forcing teachers to pay up

MN attorney general sues ‘tax debt relief’ firm for violating consumer protections

New head of watchdog agency vows consumers will be top focus

Fla. Man Ordered To Pay Gov’t $23M Over Debt-Relief Scam

“Buy now, pay later”: Old-fashioned loan-sharking with a Silicon Valley smile?

Bankruptcy Judges Handle Much More Than Bankruptcy Matters

Madoff bankruptcy lawyer: ‘You can’t have a Ponzi without a bank. And the bank was JPMorgan.’

New CFPB director declines to weigh in on future of agency official criticized for racially tinged blog posts

Trump administration hid report revealing Wells Fargo charged high fees to students

BCFP enters into consent order with State Farm regarding alleged FCRA violations

Maxine Waters nominated to chair House Financial Services Committee