NACBA25

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/15

Consumers’ Financial Outlook Reaches Record High in Fed Survey

Electronic Payments Step Four – Don’t Forget the FDCPA, the Consumer’s Rights, or the Proper Notices

Third Circuit Applies Beard Test to Late-Filed Return Issue

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Scope of “Settlement Payment Defense” for Bankruptcy Clawback Suits

ADVOCATES FROM 36 STATES HEAD TO CONGRESS TO COUNTER UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON CONSUMER PROTECTIONS

District Court Affirms Ruling that Settlement Proceeds from Pelvic Mesh Injuries Were Acquired Post-Petition, and Not Property of the Estate, Since Debtor did Not Discover Product Defect Until After Filing Bankruptcy

District Court Takes on the Intersection of Bankruptcy and the FDCPA

FAQ: Recent Developments in US Law Affecting Pension and OPEB Claims in Restructurings (2017)

Prepaid Card Protections Likely to Escape Congressional Veto

Guy who fought Wells Fargo is angry about Republican attack on CFPB

Republican Threat to CFPB Rules May Mean Enforcement Boost

Two years after creation, state’s debt-recovery center is moving at ever-faster pace

No U.S. Private Debt Collectors for Americans Overseas: IRS

Debt Collector Abuse Is Raging In The Trump Era

The Conundrum Of Debt, Tax Cuts and The Economy

Can’t Pay Your Student Loans? The Government May Come After Your House

A student loan should not mean a lifetime of debt. Maine lawmakers can help.

Sacramento attorney disbarred for mishandling bankruptcy cases

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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!

You read correctly! Since you were an attendee of #NACBA25 you have a  3 Month Fast Pass Complimentary Activation for Playback NACBA thanks to our sponsor, Best Case, The Cingroup Family. When you activate your complimentary pass you’ll be able to catch all the magic that happened during the convention. You’ll have access to the sessions and speakers that made #NACBA25 such a success! Thanks to our sponsors you have a  3 Month Fast Pass Complimentary Activation for Playback NACBA. You’ll also have the opportunity to upgrade your package with a Seasons Pass or Work Package for an additional cost. Activate your Fast Pass Today!

Relive and Experience NACBA25 All Over Again With Playback NACBA!

Individual Sessions

It’s the day after NACBA25 and we hope you’re still feeling the buzz (we are) and you’re energized to apply everything you learned in Orlando to enhance your bankruptcy practice. 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!

You read correctly! Since you were an attendee of #NACBA25 you have a  3 Month Fast Pass Complimentary Activation for Playback NACBA thanks to our sponsor, Best Case, The Cingroup Family. When you activate your complimentary pass you’ll be able to catch all the magic that happened during the convention. You’ll have access to the sessions and speakers that made #NACBA25 such a su have a  3 Month Fast Pass Complimentary Activation for Playback NACBA thanks to our sponsor,uccess. You’ll also have the opportunity to upgrade your package with a Seasons Pass or Work Package for an additional cost.

Unable to Attend NACBA25?

Maybe your schedule was too busy to permit you to attend this year’s convention. We get it, business calls! However, we want to give you the same opportunity and access to the sessions that #NACBA25 attendees had, so check out the several package options for you to choose from that fit your budget and attend from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere else you may find yourself!

Wait There’s More!

Through Playback NACBA you have the opportunity to experience NACBA 2017 again but, NACAB 2016 in San Francisco, and NACBA 2015 in Chicago!Learning is made and simple and is at your fingertips! Visit Playback NACBA for the 2015-2017 event packages available.

Thank you for making the NACBA225 Convention a Success!

Mark you calendar for April 19 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Denver, Colorado where we will celebrate NACAB 2018!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/4

Monthly Debt Collection Complaints and Consumer Litigation Filings Increase

A Loan Is Not an “Educational Benefit” for Dischargeability Purposes

House panel approves GOP Dodd-Frank rewrite

Court Rules Sending Validation Through CFPB Portal Does Not Satisfy FDCPA

Trump administration welcomes back student debt collectors fired by Obama

Courts Grapple with Fine Line between (Medical) Informational & Telemarketing Calls

CHOICE Act Markup Drags On After GOP Sinks Dem CFPB Amendments

CFPB Attempts to Deny Constitutionality Ruling Fast-Track

HOW HAS THE CFPB HELPED CONSUMERS DEALING WITH DEBT COLLECTORS?

Parent Cosigners Beware: Think Twice Before Taking On Your Child’s College Debt

U.S. Auto Sales Plunge Dramatically As The Consumer Debt Bubble Continues To Collapse

Charge-offs on Consumer Debts: The Kentucky Supreme Court Causes Shaky Ground to Collect Prejudgment Interest

FTC Issues “Advice” on Background Check Disclosure and Authorization Forms

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Significant FDCPA Case

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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.

Bankruptcy News 5/2

Regulatory Accountability Act Puts Wall St. Interests Ahead of Consumers

Escrow, Insurance and Rent Not Additional Collateral in Deed of Trust

Court Dismissed Chapter 13 Case where Debtors Offered No Explanations for Failing to Amend Schedules or Make Payments, and Took “Cavalier” Attitude Toward Bankruptcy

Is It Officially Time To Start Worrying About Consumer Credit?

M.R.S. Associates Inc. accused of harassing consumer with debt collection calls

Operation Collection Protection Secures $2 Million Civil Penalty Against President of Debt Collection Company

US consumer debt is piling up

Illinois’ medical debt spiral injures people, economy

Bill would protect Social Security against student loan debt

Congress Tries To Ban The CFPB From Regulating Payday And Car-title Loans

Free Pass for Taxes Owed to Pennsylvania?

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NACBA25 is Here!

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, and fun events! There’s still time to Register so come see us!

 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership 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.

NACBA25 Highlight

Each district must decide, after receiving public comment, whether to adopt the Official Form Chapter 13 Plan or a conforming Local Form Chapter 13 plan. These plans will go into effect on December 1, 2017.  Learn about this process, how to get involved, and the issues that may affect you and your clients.  Our distinguished panel will also help you to understand the new bankruptcy rule changes that relate to the plans and Chapter 13 practice, including those dealing with the claim filing deadline and the ability to request secured claim valuations and judicial lien avoidance in the plan.
Presenters
Chief Judge Eric L. Frank
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Eric L. Frank has been serving as a bankruptcy judge serving in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since February 2006. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Frank had more than 27 years experience as a bankruptcy practitioner and was counsel in several cases that were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. While in practice, Judge Frank was a shareholder in DiDonato and Winterhalter, P.C. (from 2004 to 2006), a partner in Miller, Frank & Miller (from 1991 to 2004) and a supervising attorney at Community Legal Services, Inc. (from 1978 to 1991), all in Philadelphia, PA. He served as a law clerk to the late Justice Samuel J. Roberts of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1976-77 and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bruce I. Fox in 1986-87. From 1998 to 2005, Judge Frank served as a member of the federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. He is a Contributing Author to the treatise Collier on Bankruptcy (15th rev. ed.). Judge Frank is a past Chair of the Steering Committee of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and a past President of the Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project in Philadelphia, which provides referrals and representation in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases on a pro bono basis for eligible, indigent persons. Judge Frank received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1976, where he served on the Law Review, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1973.
Hon (Ret.) Eugene Wedoff

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Eugene R. Wedoff has served as a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Illinois (in Chicago) since 1987 and as chief judge from 2002 to 2007. He drafted the model Chapter 13 plan used in that district. Judge Wedoff has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules since 2004 and served as its chair 2010-2014. He was a member of the working group that drafted the means test forms implementing provisions of the 2005 bankruptcy amendment. Judge Wedoff is currently the past president of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. He has served as a member of the NCBJ’s Board of Governors, as its secretary, and as chair of its education committee. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and has served as an officer and member of its Executive Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference. He presided over the Chapter 11 reorganization of United Air Lines. Judge Wedoff is the author of the chapter on professional employment in Queenan, Hendel and Hillinger, Chapter 11 Theory and Practice (LRP Publications, 1994), and has been an associate editor of The American Bankruptcy Law Journal. His article, “Means Testing in the New § 707(b),” was published by the American Bankruptcy Law Journal in 2005. Judge Wedoff is a frequent lecturer and has served as a member of the Federal Judicial Center’s Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education. In 2009, he received the Lawrence P. King Award from the Commercial Law League, and in 1995, he received the Excellence in Education Award from the NCBJ.

Moderator
John Rao
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John Rao is an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, Inc. Mr. Rao focuses on consumer credit and bankruptcy issues and has served as a panelist and instructor at numerous bankruptcy and consumer law trainings and conferences. He has served as an expert witness in court cases and has testified in Congress on consumer matters. Mr. Rao is a contributing author and editor of NCLC’s Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice; co-author of NCLC’s Foreclosures; Bankruptcy Basics; Guide to Surviving Debt; and NCLC Reports: Bankruptcy and Foreclosures Edition, and contributing author to NCLC’s Student Loan Law. He is also a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy and the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide. Mr. Rao serves as a member of the federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2006. He is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, vice-president for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and former board member for the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at Boston College School of Law. Mr. Rao is a graduate of Boston University and received his J.D. in 1982 from the University of California (Hastings).

Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/28

Statement of National Consumer Law Center’s Lauren Saunders Regarding the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

Order On Liability But Not Damages Is Interlocutory

Federal regulator ratchets up effort to regulate tribal lenders, suing four in California

Senate Banking Chair Sets Bipartisan Goal, Expects Clash on CFPB

UPDATED: CFPB hits SNAAC with another $1.25M penalty

Treasury secretary praises GOP Dodd-Frank rewrite, doesn’t endorse it

As Consumers Take On More Debt, Credit Card Losses Rise

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Significant FDCPA Case

Arizona Provides Consumers Relief From Surprise Medical Bills

Foreclosure hell: Sacramento judge says Bank of America stalked and bullied family into losing home

A Glimpse Into the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Robert Hoglund, President and Founder of Hoglund Advertising & Analytics

Digital advertising can be lucrative and effective for attorneys if done correctly and that’s what Robert Hoglund’s article, “Digital Advertising for Lawyers, Part I” discusses in the newest edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. This informative article is one of a series, that will appear in the CBJ. In Part 1, Robert looks at warning signs to look for when approached by a digital ad agencies and what to look for as well.

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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!

NACBA25 is Couple Weeks Away! There’s Still Time to Register!

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!

 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 4/26

Filling the Void: New CFPB Collection Could Help Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Ocwen Files Motions Against CFPB

CFPB Snapshot Highlights Biggest Student Loan Complaints

Credit rating agencies ding Ocwen over CFPB, state regulator charges

Litigating Debt Collections May Subject You to Liability

Ocwen Asks Federal Court for Expedited Decision That the CFPB Is Unconstitutional and Seeks Participation of the Department of Justice

Recapping crucial debt collection case before Supreme Court

FDCPA Ban on Deceptive Collections Practices Extends to Conduct by Lawyers in Court

Trump can help forgotten Americans with a change to the tax code that would help relieve debt

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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!

NACBA25 is Couple Weeks Away! There’s Still Time to Register!

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!

 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