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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently considered “the issue of whether class representatives and class counsel are adequate where the settlement agreement conditions payment of incentive awards on...more
If you are considering bankruptcy or are wondering what is required of a debtor who files for bankruptcy, then you will want to read this post!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.
Phone: (508) 769-1359...more
May 15 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trustees of all types are sleeping easier, knowing that their liabilities for theft by a co-trustee is a debt that can be wiped out in bankruptcy as a result of a unanimous Supreme Court decision...more
Citing a conflict of interest between class representatives and a class, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently invalidated a $45 million class action settlement that had previously been approved by the district court....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
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 instituted a credit counseling requirement for debtors filing for bankruptcy protection. Credit counseling agencies sprang up quickly on the heels of this...more
May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Eastman Kodak Co. filed a Chapter 11 plan that cratered the stock and bumped up the unsecured notes, although the plan may be revised to pay off second-lien debt fully in cash, as Bloomberg Law's Lee...more
On April 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s order approving a $45M class action settlement under FCRA on the grounds that the conditional nature of the incentive award rendered the...more
If you have student loans and are considering filing bankruptcy, specifically chapter 13, then you really want to read this post. It can make a big difference.
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In the event that you are considering filing bankruptcy and want to know the latest development in that area that will affect your case, you want to give this post a read.
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr,
Earlier this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed approval of a $45 million class action settlement that had been reached with three credit reporting agencies in Radcliffe v. Experian...more
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is many people’s ultimate weapon in getting rid of all their unwanted debt and starting fresh. However, in order to file for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you must meet the criteria set out by the bankruptcy...more
April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Why and when U.S.-managed hedge funds can go bankrupt in the Caribbean, not in the U.S., is the first item discussed on the new bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg...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
Senate Bill 94 does not prevent an attorney from earning fees for helping consumers with home loan modifications. However, no one can accept fees up front for the work, nor can they place fees in their trust...more
April 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Although Stockton, California established the right to be in a Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, the judge warned the city that victory may be short-lived if bondholders prove that pensioners must...more
Debtor's counsel successfully defeated this summary judgment motion brought forth by Bank of America, N.A. and a successive motion in this case. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 23, 2013.
The findings of fact...more
Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- The sovereign debt crisis in Cyprus marks the fifth European nation to need a bailout in recent memory, but this crisis is unique because European Union regulators are taking the unprecedented step...more
March 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- There was no settlement afoot when U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff put off a hearing on an effort by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC to block a $410 million settlement...more
On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the Executive Office for United States Trustees (“EOUST”) released its long-awaited final rules for pre-bankruptcy counseling and post-filing debtor education. The regulations update procedures...more
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
MICHEAL L. JONES
WELLS FARGO BANK
Before the Court is Appellant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.'s Appeal
from a decision of the United States...more
Are you struggling with debt and considering a "debt settlement" company? In 2011, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs called debt settlement “the single greatest consumer fraud of the year.” The Better Business...more
The bankruptcy process is riddled with potential traps. An experienced lawyer is not a luxury in bankruptcy cases but a necessity....more
View the evidence yourself and decide whether OneWest Bank, FSB has a perfected security interest in the real property belonging to the Debtor in this case. Attorney for the Debtor is now preparing to take this case to...more
Court denies Debtor's Motion for summary judgment despite OneWest Bank's pattern and practice of filing 'questionable' documents with bankruptcy courts all over the country. ...more
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