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Creditors: Delete a discharged debt from a credit report or face possible liability

A typical lender is often managing tens of thousands of accounts of all different types and in various states of financial health. So what happens when a lender, for whatever reason, fails to update credit reporting agencies...more

Delaware Court Limits Debt Purchasers Credit Bid To The Purchase Price

Recently, a chink to the armor of distressed debt purchasers resonated throughout the secondary market with the decision of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court in In re Fisker Automotive Holdings, in which the bankruptcy court...more

Is Everybody A Debt Collector? CFPB Proposes New Rules That Could Subject Creditors That Collect On Their Own Debts To New Debt...

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering new rules to govern debt collection practices that could radically change the debt collection regulatory landscape and for the first time include creditors that are...more

The Ninth Circuit Recharacterizes Recharacterization Jurisprudence

The Ninth Circuit in In re Fitness Holdings Int’l, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 8729 (9th Cir. April 30, 2013) recently reversed precedent and established that bankruptcy courts in the Ninth Circuit have the power to determine...more

CFPB Issues FDCPA and UDAAP Guidance for Creditors and Their Service Providers

On July 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two Bulletins that address debt collection practices. The first Bulletin, CFPB Bulletin 2013-07, discusses acts or practices that could potentially...more

What to Know about CFPB Supervision and Examination

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued its final rule that establishes procedures to bring under its supervisory authority nonbanks whose activities it has reasonable cause to determine pose risks...more

Florida Spendthrift Trust Protection Withstands Constitutional Challenge [Florida]

Louis Steinmetz signed a personal guaranty of a $350,000 loan made to an LLC. The LLC defaulted on the loan....more

Decisions, Decisions. Bankruptcy or Debt Settlement?

If you have read my blog at all you have likely read my mantra that “no body wants to file for bankruptcy”. Sometimes it is just flat out necessary. But how do you know if bankruptcy is the right choice?...more

Debt Buyer Lawsuits: The Illusion of Evidence

Midland Funding Law suitIf you have been sued by one of the debt buyers, Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, LVNV Funding, you may have felt intimidated not only by the debt collection process but by the fact that you are...more

Debt settlement for you? Be very afraid.

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

Arbitration Clause Of A Loan Agreement Containing A Class Action Waiver Was Not Void As Being In Violation Of Public Policy

In Baldwin v. Regions Financial Corp., 98 So. 3d 1201 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012), the District Court of Appeal of the Third District of Florida held that an arbitration clause of a loan agreement, containing a class action waiver,...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: MF Global Creditors Undeterred by Low Value  [Video]

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The low valuation creditors of MF Global Holding Ltd. put on their liquidating Chapter 11 plan isn't deterring the bond market where debt is being sold for roughly twice the predicted recovery for...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Will 2013 Be Kind To The Bankruptcy Bar? [Video]

Jan. 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bankruptcy lawyers and turnaround managers can expect another lousy year in 2013, for reasons Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle explain on their new...more

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