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Getting the best result when you file bankruptcy: don't file with outdated information
Creditors should double check the bankruptcy status of a debtor/borrower before pursuing collection. As a pending case illustrates, pursuing collection of an initially reaffirmed, but later discharged mortgage could be a...more
On October 15, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule and bulletin refining and making technical changes to certain provisions of its January 2013 mortgage rules. The interim rule...more
On October 15, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued an interim final rule amending certain provisions of its mortgage servicing rules and making technical changes to other January 2013 mortgage rules...more
The United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision that the Bankruptcy Code precluded a borrowers’ claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. After filing for bankruptcy,...more
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692-1692p (2012), passed in 1977 and effective in 1978, has undergone a series of amendments over the years, but maintains one of its primary purposes, which is...more
In this issue:
- CFPB Amends Ability-to-Repay Rule to Ease Standards for Small Creditors
- Assistant Managers Fail to Break the Piggy Bank...For Now
- Federal Agencies Make Changes to Regulation...more
This past Thursday, the CFPB announced that it filed a complaint against a Florida debt-relief company that misled consumers across the country. Following an investigation into American Debt Settlement Solutions, Inc. (ADSS)...more
After filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a consumer discovered that her credit report listed delinquent payments to a bank even though she had been current with her payments up to the date she filed. After disputing the report...more
On March 22, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals clarified the meaning of an "endorsement in blank" on mortgage notes, saying that physical transfer without additional endorsement stamps gives the loan servicer standing to...more
Recently, Senior Partner David L. Gibbs of The Gibbs Law Firm, APC was asked by LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell to discuss Legal Question & Answer Forums. The interview addresses the benefits of such forums for both consumers...more
National Collegiate Student Loan Trust is being sued on a class action basis for its improper, fraudulent use of the LIBOR index on its promissory note private student loans. This is just another defense of contract when...more
On December 10, 2012, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) announced his joint sponsorship of Senate Bill 3636, known as the "Gift Card Consumer Protection Act of 2012," which was originally introduced and referred to the Senate Committee...more
A recent decision by the Second Circuit underscores the importance to debt collectors of accurately describing the options available to a student loan borrower in bankruptcy, even a borrower who previously filed but did not...more
When dealing with a debt collection lawsuit most people would love to be represented by a lawyer. The problem is that many times the amount you are being sued for is relatively small and/or the attorney you want to hire is...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a report highlighting significant consumer protection issues in the private student lending industry and making recommendations to ensure transparency.
Changes may be on the horizon allowing debtors to "cram down" or "strip" second mortgages in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy....more
It is no secret that the student loan crisis is a runaway freight train and it is ready to crash. Approximately 37 million Americans are straddled with student loan debt. A closer look at the statistics gives us a more...more
The Ontario Divisional Court recently overturned a decision of the Ontario Licensing and Appeals Tribunal that had required the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (“TICO”) to compensate a loyalty program provider for the cost...more
If you are defending against foreclosure in Massachusetts and wonder what you can do, or if you want to inquire on the "note & mortgage defense" to foreclosure,or you desire to save your home and want learn more about how to...more
I received a discharge of debts in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and now I can't keep making payments on the car. If they repossess the car, can they also sue me?
The answer to that question is a strong "it depends". If you...more
If you are being sued by Midland Funding, LLC here in Arizona you are not alone. Recently I have seen an increase in the number of clients coming in with lawsuits by Midland Funding and other debt buyers. What is a debt...more
Real Estate Investors are frequently criticized by Agents and Brokers because investors seemingly make huge profits in one day by purchasing a house for a low price and selling it for much more money. Investors flip houses on...more
Today in the Arizona Republic there is an interesting article by Catherine Reagor on the rental market in the Phoenix area. As more and more homes fall into foreclosure, or their owners simply decide that it doesn’t make...more
When times are good your credit union can be your best friend. When times are bad, your credit union may be your most aggressive enemy. Credit unions are different than banks in many ways, and when it comes to bankruptcy...more
Business owners who are behind on paying their payroll taxes may find themselves in a big mess. The IRS requires employers to withhold money from their employees’ paychecks that those employees owe or will owe the government...more
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