Student Debit

Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/23

Take a Moment to Dive Into Tuesday’s Headlines…

Social Security Income payable to Debtor’s Mother who lived with him Could Not Included in Debtor’s Disposable Income Calculation

Bank Could not Recover its Law Firm’s Fees and Expenses to Set Aside Post-Petition Foreclosure Sale under Fed. R. Bankr. Proc. 3002.1

Tears Over QE And U.S. Household Debt Problem

U.S. Senate, House End Partial Government Shutdown with Bipartisan Votes

ACA International Files Amicus Brief with Court of Appeals in Case Combatting TCPA Abuse Trend of ‘Unreasonable Revocation of Consent Methods’

Expensive loans in California can force you into bankruptcy!

CFPB Deputy Director Files Emergency Motion to Expedite Appeal

Student Loans In Crisis As Two In Five Likely To Default

New Mexico’s Study on Balance Medical Billing Echoes National Concerns

E.D.N.Y. Decides “Settlement May Have Tax Consequences” is an Acceptable 1099C Disclosure

On Second Thought…CFPB Continues to Back Off; Dismisses Case Against Payday Lenders

Don’t Let Payday Lenders Off the Hook

CFPB Expects to Further Delay Prepaid Account Rule’s Effective Date

Projections for student loan defaults are terrifying. It’s time to act.

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/17

Midweek Headlines Making News…

CFPB Announces Reconsideration of Rule for Small Dollar Lending Market

Committee Meets Today on Bill to Exempt Lawyers from FDCPA

FDCPA Caselaw Review for December 2017

Student loan debt close to reaching $1.5 trillion

Trump’s CFPB to Rewrite Rule That Cracked Down on Payday Lenders

Bankruptcy Rule Changes: What You Need to Know

Congress should vote down this harmful debt collection legislation

Supreme Court Decision Could Impact CFPB

CFPB leadership dispute rages on

How Congress is pulling the IRS off the rich — and siccing it on the poor

The IRS hired bill collectors to collect back taxes — and got ripped off

 Debt bill hurts consumers

Rep. Gonzalez’ bill would unfairly shield lawyers in debt collection cases

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/12

End of the Week Headlines…

Department of ED Completes Corrective Action in Debt Collection Contract

Private IRS Collectors Waste Taxpayer Money While Squeezing Low-Income Families

Court dismisses defendants’ counterclaims against CFPB for fees and expenses

Judge Tosses Request For Injunction Against Acting CFPB Head

Student loan crisis could be worse than originally thought

Education Dept. awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos

The IRS’ Private Debt Collection Program Once Again Looks Like A Failure

Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud Where Creditors Paid 100%

More seniors citizens have student loan debt

New Analysis of Student Loan Default Data

Goodbye Delaware and New York? Senate Bill Introduced That Could Significantly Impact Venue of Bankruptcy Cases

NACBA’s Webinar Lineup!

How to Raise and Support a Request to Increase the Chapter 13 Flat Fees in Your District.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM PACIFIC (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Pam Stewart and Edward Boltz

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Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 11/11

Dive Into Thursday’s Headlines…

Code Does Not Entitle Trustee to Sell Free and Clear of Creditor’s Judgment Liens

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Examines Regulatory Relief Legislation

Judge again rules for Trump administration in fight for control of CFPB

Acosta-Conniff Remanded Back to Bankruptcy Court to see to whether she has Satisfied her Burden of Proving each of the 3 Brunner elements

I.R.S. Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts

Student-Loan Contractor Seeks to Throw Out Mismanagement Suit

Opinion of English v Trump

Is Record-High Consumer Debt a Good or Bad Thing?

U.S. Backs Student Loan Servicer in Lawsuit by Massachusetts

Why Would DeVos Cancel A Student Loan Rule That Works?

Prominence of Delaware bankruptcy court threatened

Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

Feds say Healey can’t sue student loan servicer

Is This the Reason U.S. Credit Card Debt Keeps Climbing?

Don’t Miss Today’s Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/10

Midweek News Briefs…

Bankruptcy Court Lacked Power to Order $375,000 in Punitive Damages

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says CFPB Data Collection Freeze, Other Actions, are ‘Unjustified’

Court Finds that Late Filing of Tax Return does Not Automatically Bar a Debtor from Discharging a Taxes

Debtor Who Prevailed in Automatic Stay Violation Action Awarded only $406 in Total Damages Since She Neither Mitigated Damages Nor Offered Evidence of Attorneys Fees

IRS private debt-collection program hurts low-income Americans

The Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2017

U.S. says Massachusetts cannot sue student loan servicer

Debt Collection Activity Alone Does Not a Debt Collector Make, According to Northern District of Illinois

Judge Was Not Kind to Collection Agency Plaintiffs in RICO Case Decision

President Trump Nominates Brendan Carr for Five-Year FCC Term

AG Pushes Collection Firm to Scrap $8.8M in Consumer Debt

CFPB Withdraws Proposal To Conduct Debt Collection Disclosure Survey

US consumer debt surges by the most in over 2 years to $3.8 trillion

Holiday Debt Hangover for U.S. Consumers

Nevada District Court Holds that a Creditor Must Have a Fully Undisputed Claim to Petition for an Involuntary Bankruptcy

Americans Borrowed More in November Amid Solid Holiday Sales

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/28

Check Out Headlines Making News…

Educational Debt in Excess of §109(e) Debt Limit is Not Cause for Dismissal or Conversion of Chapter 13 Case

Debtors Could Exempt their Mobile Home in Massachusetts under a Florida Statute, which the Court found to be Extraterritorial

Narrow bankruptcy laws make it nearly impossible to discharge student debt

Americans have more credit cards – and more debt says CFPB

Northern District Of New York: No FDCPA Violation Where Pre-Judgment Interest Not Disclosed In Collection Letters

CFPB adjusts HMDA data collection, TILA mortgage escrow thresholds

SDNY Bankruptcy Court Chimes in on Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction to Consider Third-Party Releases

CFPB plans to further delay prepaid rule

Many Americans don’t have a plan to pay off their debts

Fifth Circuit Claims Loan Modification Communications Are Not Debt Collection Activities Under TDCA

Court Holds that Bankruptcy Judges Cannot Impose Punitive Sanctions

Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/26

Missed Headlines Last Week? Catch Up Today!

BAP: Bankruptcy Court Did Not Err in Sanctioning Ocwen $119,000 for Willful Discharge Violation but Did Err by Holding that it Lacked Authority to Award Punitive Damages

Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase in November

Minimum Percentage Paid to Unsecured Creditors is Not a Factor in Determining Reasonable of Chapter 13 Counsel’s Fees

FTC Issues Reminder to Consumers on Stopping Robocalls as Legitimate Businesses Calls Continue to Get Improperly Blocked and Labeled

Traffic Fines Not Given Priority in Chapter 13

Fourth Circuit Side-Steps Retirement Contribution Issue

Education Department Rolls Back Relief to Defrauded Corinthian Colleges Students

New Bankruptcy Rules that Creditors Need to Know and Follow

Banking Lobbyists Back FCC Petition to Shield Companies from Penalties for Text Messaging Consumers

CFPB’s Updated Timeframe for Debt Collection Rulemaking Unlikely as New CFPB Leadership Signals a Stall

Tax Sale Can be Redeemed Through Chapter 13 Plan

FDCPA Caselaw Review for November 2017

Northern District of NY Agrees with Debt Collector: Pre-Judgment Interest Does Not Trigger Avila Disclosure Requirements

E.D.N.Y. Rips Into Plaintiffs’ Bar on Reverse Avila Claims

The conflict over the CFPB and what it means for the future

Under New Leadership, CFPB Withdraws Proposed Debt Collection Disclosure Survey

What 2017 meant for student loan borrowers

Student Loan Debt Is The Gift That Keeps Giving

Bankruptcy Court Lacked Power to Issue Punitive Sanctions

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

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Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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