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Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/19

In Tuesday’s Headlines…

CFPB Orders Private Student Loan Trust Company and Debt Collector to Pay $21.6 Million

Legislation Updating Michigan Statutes on Collection Agency Attorneys Passes in Senate Committee

FCC Committee Meets About Unwanted “Robo” Calls; Makes More Recommendations

The Dizzying Number Of CFPB Complaints Against Equifax Since 2012 Should Infuriate You

Notwithstanding Trustee and Creditor Objections, Court Granted Chapter 13 Debtor’s Motion to Direct Where Funds Held by Trustee Go When She Voluntarily Dismissed Confirmed Case

Less than 20% of Americans say they’re living the American Dream—here’s why

CFPB’s Richard Cordray wants to replace arbitration with a broken class-action system

When The Payday Lending Rule Drops, Opponents Are Ready To Attack

United States District Court Dismisses CFPB Enforcement Claims Over Discovery Abuses

Don’t miss NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

Please sign into your NACBA Member Account to Register now for Hill Day at Home!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Upcoming Webinar!

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:15 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BYEdward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC; Durham, N.C. and Jody Bledsoe, Chapter 13 Trustee; New Bern, NC
COST: $25 Member / $75 Non-Member
REGISTERHERE

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

NACBA 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 Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!
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Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/7

Today’s Headlines…

From the Web: ‘New Data Details How Americans are Spending Their Money’

U.S. Department of Education Ends MOUs with CFPB

3rd Circuit: 2nd Collection Letter Within 30 Days of First Letter is “Overshadowing”

U.S. Department of Education Unveils New Approach to Federal Student Aid Compliance

NJ Judge Disagrees with NY Judge in FDCPA Case Involving Credit Repair Agreement

NCLC’s Attorney Chi Chi Wu to Testify on Sept. 7 before House Financial Services Committee on Six Anti-Consumer Bills

FDCPA Case Law Review for August 2017

What Is the Fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Web site steered U.S. borrowers into bad, illegal payday loans: CFPB

FTC targets North Carolina debt collection scheme for alleged abusive tactics

House Committee Meets Today to Consider Change to FDCPA

The biggest financial stress may be avoidable

Debt collector accused of violating FDCPA

2017 Hill Day Registration is Open!

Don’t miss NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

Please sign into your NACBA Member Account to Register now for Hill Day at Home!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Upcoming Webinar!

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:15 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BYEdward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC; Durham, N.C. and Jody Bledsoe, Chapter 13 Trustee; New Bern, NC
COST: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
REGISTERHERE
DATE: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 4:00 PM Eastern to 4:45 PM Eastern
PRESENTED BYJames Haller, Esq., Sulaiman Law Group Ltd. Chicago, IL
COST: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
REGISTERHERE

NACBA 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 Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

 

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/7

Let’s Kick Off A  New Week…

Fed Consumer Financial Expectations Surveys Show Outlook on Credit Access

What Makes a Lien “Judicial”?

Latest CFPB Consumer Survey Proposal Receives Mixed Review; One Industry Separates Itself from Another

Overdraft Fees Cost US Consumers $15B In 2016

Government Should Not Deprive Seniors in Nursing Homes of Their Day in Court

CFPB Orders Bank to Pay $4.6 Million Penalty for Violating FCRA Requirements for Checking Account Screening Reports

Buffalo becomes ‘ground zero’ for abusive debt collectors

Huge Collection Fees Making It More Difficult For Cash-Strapped Students To Afford College

Debtor’s Furniture Rental Agreement Is Lease to Assume or Reject

Betsy DeVos Announces Plan To Revamp Student Loans By 2019

Student Loan Debt Is Not Hurting The Economy

Ex-Wife who Pursued Modification of Divorce Judgment Without First Getting Stay Relief Had to Pay Damages to Debtor

FDCPA Bona Fide Error Defense Did Not Protect Debt Collector Despite Following Controlling Precedent, En Banc Seventh Circuit Rules

New NACBA Webinars

 

 

Check out these upcoming webinars for August and Register Today!

Reverse Mortgages & Bankruptcy
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00 PM Eastern to 1:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq.
Cost: $25 NACBA Member / $75 Non Member
Register HERE

LinkedIn for Lawyers: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Social Media
Date: Thursday, August 24th, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, Founder and CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: NACBA Member Benefit, No Cost
Register: HERE

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.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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 Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

 

Hot Off the Press the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Hot Off the Press! The 2017 Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Dive into NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal! Get immersed in the many relevant and timely articles in this quarter’s issue. Here’s just a glimpse of what’s in store for you:

  • Take a Look Back at NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
  • US Consumer Law Attorney Fee Survey for 2015-2016
  • Eating Disorders: A Secret in the Legal Profession
  • Kearney vs Navient Solutions
  • NCBRC Cases in Review
  • Digital Advertising
  • NACBA 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

In addition to these topics, there are so many more articles that you’ll want to read so take a moment to kick back and read NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/28

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

Debt Collection Complaints Decline; Consumer Litigation Filings Slow Compared to May

Credit Card Market Continues Growth in First Quarter; Including Record Number of New Accounts

Court Granted Chapter 13 Trustee Motion to Modify Plan to Include Non-Exempt Portion of Personal Injury Settlement Received Post-Petition

Chapter 7 Debtors with $400/month Disposable Income Failed the Totality of the Circumstances Test for Abuse

Creditor Did Not Violate the Automatic Stay Where it Released its Pre-Petition Garnishment and Did Not Garnish any Wages Post-Petition

Discovery Rule Applies to Accrual of Cause of Action

Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Consent Agreement with Debt Collection Law Firm

Who is killing the CFPB’s arbitration rule?

SCOTUS Limits Reach of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Here’s the No. 1 consumer complaint in America

New NACBA Webinars

 

 

Check out these upcoming webinars for August and Register Today!

Reverse Mortgages & Bankruptcy
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00 PM Eastern to 1:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq.
Cost: $25 NACBA Member / $75 Non Member
Register HERE

LinkedIn for Lawyers: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Social Media
Date: Thursday, August 24th, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, Founder and CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: NACBA Member Benefit, No Cost
Register: HERE

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!

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 7/27

What’s Making Headlines…

Midland Dodges Class Certification Request in Illinois Letter Case

Congress is Set to Protect Consumers from the CFPB

Attorney general announces $1m settlement with debt collector

Debtor’s Personal Injury Proceeds Remained Exempt Even After Commingled with Other Funds

Trump administration is sitting on tens of thousands of student debt forgiveness claims

Third Circuit Serves Up Double Fault in FDCPA, TCPA Decision

Supreme Court Issues Two Rulings Interpreting FDCPA

Henson v. Santander: What’s next?

Register for NACBA’s August Webinar

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 7/25

What’s Happening In Bankruptcy News…

FTC Halts Scammers Impersonating Legitimate Debt Collection Businesses

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn Introduces Draft FCC Reauthorization Bill

Student loan borrowers herded into default, face a relentless collector: the U.S.

Federal Court in Indiana Refuses to Dismiss lawsuit over Collection Agency Obtaining a Credit Report While Attempting to Collect Delinquent Rent

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

Pennsylvania Establishes Consumer Financial Protection Unit

Secured Creditor Violated Discharge Injunction by Claiming Amount in Excess of its In Rem Claim on Collateral

Don’t Strip Consumers Of Their Right To A Day In Court, Say Advocates, Senators

The Bankruptcies That Would Follow an Obamacare Repeal

Mortgage Deficiency Judgment Liens Are Avoidable

From Forbearance To Garnishments: 5 Things We Learned About Student Loan Debt Collection

CFPB loses court battle over RESPA violations

CFPB enforcement actions plummet

7 facts about CFPB mortgage and debt complaints

Regulatory Alert: Debt Collection

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!