Meet Another New Trustee

Joseph A. Bledsoe, III (“Jody”) was appointed as a Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of North Carolina on April 4, 2014, where he is the Trustee for the New Bern and Fayetteville Divisions. He replaces retiring Interim Trustee Robert R. Browning, and Standing Trustee Trawick H. “Buzzy” Stubbs.

Jody is originally . . . → Read More: Meet Another New Trustee

Tolling The 2-Year Period Prescribed At 11 U.S.C. § 523(A)(1)(B)(ii) For Discharge of Taxes

By Morgan D. King, Esq. Dublin, CA

Late-filed and more than 2 years before filing bankruptcy

Does a prior bankruptcy, to the extent it’s automatic stay overlaps the running of the 2-year period, stop the clock on the two-year period?

Nothing in the Bankruptcy Code provides that anything tolls the 2-year period.

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Meet the New Trustee

At a mere 37 years old, Kara Luana West was appointed Chapter 13 and Chapter 12 Standing Trustee for the Southern Division of the Eastern District of Tennessee on January 1, 2015. Ms. West has very large shoes to fill as she is replacing long-standing, retiring Trustee C. Kenneth Still. The offices of the . . . → Read More: Meet the New Trustee

District of Oregon Welcomes New Trustee

Naliko Markel (pronounced Nah-Lee-Co) was appointed Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of Oregon (Eugene) on January 1, 2015.

Beginning in 2002 Mr. Markel served as a Business Case Analyst for the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office in the District of Oregon (Portland). He quickly transitioned to the role of Systems Manager and . . . → Read More: District of Oregon Welcomes New Trustee

Malware, Cyberattacks

Destroying Your Hard Drive Is The Only Way To Stop This Super-Advanced Malware Over 100 Banks Hit By Sophisticated cyberattack

Welcome New Trustee

Rebecca Rogers Garcia was appointed as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. Ms. Garcia replaced retiring Tom King effective December 1, 2014.

She served as staff attorney for Mary B. Grossman, the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee in Milwaukee for 12 years. From 1996 through 2002, she . . . → Read More: Welcome New Trustee

New Award! Nominate a Rising Star Today!

At the November 2015 Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, NCLC’s Partners Council will present its first “Rising Star Award” to the attorney who made the greatest contribution to consumer law within the past two years by trying or settling one or more cases with great success and significance.

This award will be available to . . . → Read More: New Award! Nominate a Rising Star Today!

Trustee Remembered

Janna Lee Countryman passed away at her Dallas residence on February 1, 2015.

‘Janna Lee’, a perfectly fitting Texas name for an all ‘round Texas girl. Janna was born in July of 1962. She grew up in and spent her entire career in northeast Texas. Her formative years were spent at Tyler, Ft. Worth . . . → Read More: Trustee Remembered

A Brief Guide to Analyzing the Fairness of Student Loan Discrimination*

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CFPB Sues Texas Company For Sham Credit Card

CFPB Sues Texas Company For Sham Credit Card Union Workers Credit Services Also Duped Consumers Into Thinking the Company Was Affiliated With Unions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is suing a Texas-based company, Union Workers Credit Services, for deceiving consumers into . . . → Read More: CFPB Sues Texas Company For Sham Credit Card