Bankruptcy News Briefs 6/20

Take A Moment to Read Today’s Headlines…

$200 Debt Turns into $500 Jury Verdict …and $36,000 in Attorney Fees

Second Thoughts: CFPB And Prepaid Card Rules


Harris & Harris, associated debt collection firm allegedly used autodialer to seek debt

Diagnosing the Health of the U.S. Consumer

Starting July 1, some black marks will vanish from credit reports

Consumer Groups Take Aim at Navient for Phone Harassment

Robocalls Hijacking Your Voicemail Is ‘Invasive and Abusive,’ Say Lawmakers

Could Illinois be the first state to file for bankruptcy?


Phoney Lawsuits: House Subcommittee Hears Testimony On TCPA ‘Lawsuit Abuse’

Upcoming NACBA Webinar!

Don’t miss NACBA’s comprehensive webinar, “2017 Case Law Updates & Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys,Thursday, June 22nd from 3pm-4pm ET with Henry Sommer and Angela Littiwn. This webinar will discuss recent trends in bankruptcy case law, with analysis of cases decided by the Courts of Appeals and other appellate courts. Take a look at the cases they will be discussing and make sure you Register Today!

Cost is $25 for NACBA Members/$75 For NonMembers

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

Renew your membership in June to 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.

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!

PlayBack NACBA

Can you believe it’s been a month since the 2017 Convention? Was 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 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Not A Member of  NACBA? Join today and receive membership benefits that will enhance your professional endeavors!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 2/2


Senate Republicans unveil bill to replace CFPB director with committee

1st Cir. Holds IRS 1099-A Forms Did Not Violate Discharge Injunction

Letter Asking Consumer to Consider Payment Arrangements and Requiring Signed Consent Judgment Deemed FDCPA Violation

PHH Files Supplemental Response to CFPB’s Rehearing petition; Opposes State AGs’ Motion to Intervene

Supreme Court pick could spell trouble for the CFPB

CFPB fines Mastercard, UniRush $13M for service failures

Debt collector pleads guilty to defrauding Lee, Collier HOAs

Arbitration Enforcement? The Potential Expansion of Debt Collection

It’s A Deficiency Decree, Not A Consumer Debt: FCCPA Does Not Apply To Actions For Deficiency

Consumer groups: Protect robocall limits on student debt collectors

Wisconsin bankruptcy filings lowest in nine years

Economist Presents Market Outlook, Good News on Consumer Spending Trends

Why some are worried student loan borrowers may get a flood of robocalls under Trump

Upcoming NACBA Events


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 for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 3rd, 2017 for savings!

Save the Date! New NACBA Webinar in  March

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What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Registration opens soon


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!

Renew Your NACBA Membership

We want you to have access and the member rate to all of NACBA’s exciting upcoming events in 2017, especially our 25 year celebration at the Annual Convention. Take a moment today to Renew your membership or if your not a member of NACBA there is no better time to Join!


Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/1

New Month…New Headlines…


California Enacts Student Loan Servicer Licensing Requirement

FCC’s Industry-Led “Robocall Strike Force” Holds Second Meeting to Highlight Progress

CFPB Debt Collection Meeting Long on Nightmare Anecdotes, Short on Data, Detail

Student Loans Show Surge in CFPB October Complaints Report

HAMP Deadline Is Fast Approaching

CFPB: Student loan companies are illegally denying borrowers right to make lower payments

CFPB says 4 dozen mortgage companies may be violating disclosure requirements

1 wrong move can bring ‘zombie’ debt back from the grave

Client Alert: Federal Appeals Court Rules That Bankrupt Debtors’ Choice to “Surrender” Real Property Waives Their Right to Contest Foreclosure

Bankruptcy is Romantic: Maine Bankruptcy Court Holds That a Debtor’s Interest in Her Engagement Ring is Exempt

Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Highlight


Have you heard about the new tools NACBA offers our members?  Executive Director, Dan LaBert’s article, “What is Network NACBA?”  in today’s CBJ Highlight will highlight our exciting new platform with Higher Logic that allows you to build community, collaborate with peers, and so much more!

Upcoming NACBA Events

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6 Key Numbers Every Bankruptcy Attorney Must Know

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 minutes)
Presenter: Stephen Fairley, CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Cost to NACBA Members – Member Benefit

Register HERE

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

Celebrate 25 Years of NACBA!

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida


Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/8


News Kicking Off the Weekend…

Spokeo Challenge in Accretive Health Debt Collection Case Receives Mixed Result

Excess Policies at Issue Deemed Not to Attach Absent Actual Payment of the Amount of Underlying Limits by Either the Insured or its Underlying Insurers

CFPB Highlights Mortgage Servicing Examination Findings and Technology Issues

CFPB Seeks $146 Million From Debt-Settlement Firm

Debt Collector on Trial for Targeting At-Risk Consumers

FCC Confirms: Entire U.S. Government Allowed To Place Annoying Robocalls


Early Bird Rate Ends July 29th!

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NACBA is pleased and excited to announce the return of our Members-Only Fall Event! Take a moment to look at the line up of Speakers that will be presenting the sessions on #NACBA’s Summit at Sea.

Mark your calendars, save the dates and Register Today! 


Check out the moments that made #NACBASF a success by visiting the NACBASF Album on our Facebook page!


Take advantage of the many exciting educational events on the horizon along with the invaluable resources NACBA provides you won’t want to miss out on these member only benefits Renew Today! 

Not a member of NACBA? Join Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/30


What’s Happening in the World of Bankruptcy?

State Regulator Seeks to Collect Unpaid CashCall Judgment

Robocall Rules Questioned at House Hearing

ACA-Backed Legislation to End Operation Choke Point Clears House Committee

Economic Confidence Tracked by Gallup Continues to Decline

Annual Health Spending Growth Surpasses Levels During Recession

POC Violates Discharge Injunction

Credit Bidding: Not An Absolute Right (And What Does That Mean?)

Bankruptcy: A Fresh Start, But at What Cost?

10 Years Later: What Have We Learned from BAPCPA?

House Democrats Spar Over CFPB’s Auto-Lending Rules

We Just Got Some New Data on America’s Student Loan Burden


NACBA Webinars Web Banner (1)Free Webinar for all NACBA Members!

Register for the Effective (And Ethical) Online Marketing  For Law Firms on Wednesday, August 26, 2015  at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST. Join Fred J. Cohen, JD, is the founder and CEO of Amicus Creative Media as he discusses how to establish a comprehensive online presence that will increase your exposure.

NACBA’s 24th Annual Convention!

Save the Date for the 24th Annual NACBA Convention in San Francisco, May 19-22, 2016!

NACBA Benefits

Looking to spruce up your wardrobe? Brooks Brothers and Macy’s can meet your shopping needs and because you are a NACBA Member you can shop smartly when you enroll in the Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card that will save you 15% on regular priced merchandise. In addition Macy’s will offer NACBA members their Business Smart Pass, which is free of charge and will save you 15% twice a year.

NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Read NACBA Member Nancy E. Clark’s insightful and informative article on, “The Necessity of Filing Proofs of Claim For Secured Creditors in Chapter 13,” in this Summer’s Edition of The Consumer Bankruptcy Journal.

NACBA Membership

Stay connected and up to date on the relevant topics through your NACBA Membership. Renew Today!

Join NACBA and take advantage of the networking, education and resources NACBA offers!