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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/09

Midweek headlines read…

Banks With Most And Least Consumer Complaints Named In New Ranking

CFPB Finalizes Off-Balanced Approach to Public Disclosure of HMDA Data

CFPB Enters Into $15.5 Million Consent Order with Bank Over Stop Payment and Error Resolution Practices

Texas student loan debt among highest in US

Student Loan Outlook For 2019

Yes, you still need to pay your student loans during the shutdown — but you could hit some snags

And the award for worst student loan company goes to…

A couple lost their home to bankruptcy 14 years ago. They just got a demolition bill for $15,000

Debt Collector Granted Summary Judgment in $0.00 Line Itemization Case in the Northern District

New York Passes Law Addressing Collection of Decedents’ Debts

Supreme Court to Rule on Whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Applies to Nonjudicial Foreclosure Proceedings

Supreme Court debates the meaning of the term ‘debt collector’ in a foreclosure protections case dating back to the financial crisis

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They Did What?! The 2018 Case Law Year in Review
Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., Tara Twomey, Esq., James Haller, Esq.
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The panel will discuss the major cases that occurred in 2018 and pending cases before the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal that may affect your bankruptcy practice.

Why You Should Attend: We all need to stay on top of the major decisions from 2018 and pending decisions which may change our practice and advice to clients. Make sure you are current and haven’t missed any important decisions.

Our Prayer for the Blessed Resurrected Exemption: Invoking and Asserting Exemptions in Reopened Cases
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Debrah DeMack Esq., Billy Brewer ESQ. & James Haller, Esq.
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The panel will discuss the law, procedures and give advice on how best to represent a client who has an omitted asset and needs to reopen their case. The panel will discuss the possible challenges to claiming exemptions including excusable neglect and share their documents and experience fighting them.

Why You Should Attend: We all have (or will have) clients that call us after a bankruptcy is closed with an omitted asset. We all need to know what the state of the law is and how to best protect your client and the missing asset.

THE SCHEDULE FOR #NACBATheLand IS RELEASED!

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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- 12/27

Let’s recover from the holiday with the following headlines…

You Guess: What’s the Debt Burden for Americans Entering Retirement?

What consumers should know when debt collectors call

How Student Loan Debt is Different From Other Types of Debt

Scary Bonds From Last Crisis Were the Best Place to Hide in 2018

Why The Latest Market Slump May Be A Head Fake

How To Keep Those Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Are we heading into another recession?

CFPB modifies HMDA data disclosure, issues 2019 guidance

CFPB Isn’t Using a Process to Evaluate Consumer Risk: GAO

Suffolk launches student-loan repayment program

Pre-paid college tuition plan gets a boost

Consumers face higher credit card balances in 2019

Millennial Investing: Top 15 Tips Heading Into 2019

Study: Many South Florida Millennials Can’t Afford To Buy A House

Dems aim to bring big-government programs to floor vote with 2019 House takeover

Consumer alleges CBE Group keeps calling to collect debt from unknown person

Consumer alleges Dynamic Recovery Solutions attempted to collect alleged debt beyond statute of limitations

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

SAVE THE DATES! NACBA IS BRINGING HILL DAY BACK TO D.C.!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/04

Today’s headlines read…

Consumer Litigation Filings, Complaints Increase Across the Board

Federal Anti-Discrimination Official Under Fire for Racial Comments

Senate Dems to Mulvaney: How did embattled aide get CFPB job?

Teachers union sues student loan servicer Navient

Democrats slam Mulvaney over appointee’s racially charged blog posts

Debt Collection May Change for Student Loan Borrowers

The U.S. Student Loan Debt And How It Impacts You

In new lawsuit, borrowers accuse Navient of standing in the way of student-debt forgiveness

When a student debt becomes a lot of trouble

Education Department will miss deadline on rules affecting students in for-profit colleges

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How to Get a Great Return On Investment from Your Law Firm’s Marketing Efforts
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EASTERN
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenter: Stephen Fairley

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Attorney advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet every year law firms waste millions of dollars on ineffective marketing. Why? Because they enjoy losing money? Of course not! They do it because they don’t know how to set up the systems to track their marketing efforts or they don’t know how to interpret the data that is shown to them.

If you are currently investing any money in marketing your law firm or are thinking of jumping into the fray hoping to find new ways to get more leads than you absolutely cannot afford to miss this riveting webinar.

You will discover:

  • The 5 biggest mistakes attorneys make in their marketing and advertising
  • 3 simple steps to track every lead that comes into your law firm
  • Training your staff to use the Rainmaker Lead Tracking Sheet
  • Measuring the metrics of your marketing efforts
  • Making sense of the data and how to make wise decisions
  • A good rule of thumb when it comes to ROI
  • The formula for measuring Marketing Return On Investment
  • How to identify your “marketing money losers” and when to cut the cord
  • Setting realistic expectations from new marketing efforts

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 9/27

Don’t miss the latest bankruptcy news briefs…

NACBA/NCLC Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Bankruptcy Watchdogs Push Congress for a Raise

Goodlatte Statement at Hearing on Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act

What’s Going On Behind the Scenes Since Court Ruled Against ED?

As Fed Raises Rates, Consumers Have Yet to Feel the Sting

Racial wealth inequality is worsened by student debt, study finds

Is student debt keeping Americans away from marriage?

National Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Falls

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How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

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What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

How to Get a Great Return On Investment from Your Law Firm’s Marketing Efforts
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EASTERN
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenter: Stephen Fairley

Register HERE

Attorney advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet every year law firms waste millions of dollars on ineffective marketing. Why? Because they enjoy losing money? Of course not! They do it because they don’t know how to set up the systems to track their marketing efforts or they don’t know how to interpret the data that is shown to them.

If you are currently investing any money in marketing your law firm or are thinking of jumping into the fray hoping to find new ways to get more leads than you absolutely cannot afford to miss this riveting webinar.

You will discover:

  • The 5 biggest mistakes attorneys make in their marketing and advertising
  • 3 simple steps to track every lead that comes into your law firm
  • Training your staff to use the Rainmaker Lead Tracking Sheet
  • Measuring the metrics of your marketing efforts
  • Making sense of the data and how to make wise decisions
  • A good rule of thumb when it comes to ROI
  • The formula for measuring Marketing Return On Investment
  • How to identify your “marketing money losers” and when to cut the cord
  • Setting realistic expectations from new marketing efforts

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 9/25

Take some time this Tuesday to read the following headlines…

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Rejects 99% Of Applicants

The Growing Culture Of Student Loan Defaulters Fighting The System With Strategic Default

30% of Student Loan Borrowers Fall Behind After Only 6 Years

Hard truths about student debt

More parents say ‘no’ to taking on more than $75,000 in student loans

Tips For Offering Student Loan Benefits Under 401(k) Plans

FTC Reaches Settlement in Debt Collection Scheme

CFPB to Open Atlanta Office

American Credit Scores Hit a Record High. The bad news is bank card, mortgage and auto loan debt are all flashing red.

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How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

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What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: Rachel Foley, Esq. & John Colwell, Esq.

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Fillable PDFs can dramatically improve your bottom line by decreasing the turnaround time to receive information from your client while improving the accuracy of that information. Fillable PDFs are fast and easy to use, reduce/eliminate costly errors, provide 100% legible text, increase workflow and productivity, and are easy to update and archive. Learn from our experts how to create fillable PDFs to improve your bankruptcy practice!

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

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Join us for a discussion of the most interesting recent cases from each federal circuit led by the NACBA Circuit Leader for each circuit. Stay on top of the most interesting cases from across the country.