Chapter 13 Trustee Jeffrey P. Norman Appointed to Bench

American Board of Certification certified specialist Jeffrey P. Norman was sworn in as bankruptcy judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division on August 5, 2014. Judge Norman will also share part of the case load for the Monroe Division of the Western District of Louisiana. His appointment was effective on August 9, . . . → Read More: Chapter 13 Trustee Jeffrey P. Norman Appointed to Bench

Thirteen Rules to Win the Heart and Mind of a Chapter 13 Trustee

By Helen M. Morris, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Treat the trustee’s staff with respect.  They know what they are doing.  If they tell you that they can’t give you certain information over the phone, they are following office policy and procedures.   You may be able to . . . → Read More: Thirteen Rules to Win the Heart and Mind of a Chapter 13 Trustee

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Auto Finance Company For Distorting Borrower Credit Reports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2014

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Auto Finance Company For Distorting Borrower Credit Reports First Investors Fined $2.75 Million for Knowingly Providing Inaccurate Information to Credit Reporting Agencies for Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against an . . . → Read More: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Auto Finance Company For Distorting Borrower Credit Reports

Argentina is Not Dancing With the Stars, and Other Tales of Insolvency

By Leon Bayer

Quick story: One fine day in the early 1980′s I was in the Los Angeles courtroom of the Hon. Barry Russell, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. (Judge Russell is the most senior bankruptcy judge in the U.S. still actively serving.) It was Chapter 13 confirmation day. Elsie Davis, the legendary Chapter 13 trustee . . . → Read More: Argentina is Not Dancing With the Stars, and Other Tales of Insolvency

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 State Attorneys General Obtain About $92 Million In Debt Relief For Servicemembers Harmed By Predatory Lending Scheme

Rome Finance and Owners Permanently Banned from Consumer Lending After Deceiving About 17,000 Servicemembers and Other Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and 13 state attorneys general obtained approximately $92 million in debt relief from Colfax Capital Corporation and Culver Capital, LLC, . . . → Read More: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 State Attorneys General Obtain About $92 Million In Debt Relief For Servicemembers Harmed By Predatory Lending Scheme

CFPB, Federal Trade Commission and States Announce Sweep Against Foreclosure Relief Scammers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2014

CFPB, Federal Trade Commission and States Announce Sweep Against Foreclosure Relief Scammers CFPB Files Suits for Operations that Used Deception and False Promises to Collect More than $25 Million in Illegal Fees from Distressed Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal . . . → Read More: CFPB, Federal Trade Commission and States Announce Sweep Against Foreclosure Relief Scammers

NCLC Reviews the Agency's Top Consumer Protection Hits and Next Steps

NCLC Reviews the Agency’s Top Consumer Protection Hits and Next Steps

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) celebrates its third year. Thanks to your support of NCLC and our work with you and other advocates, it’s amazing what’s been accomplished by this precocious toddler. We’re proud to stand with you . . . → Read More: NCLC Reviews the Agency’s Top Consumer Protection Hits and Next Steps

NCLC Advocates Applaud Rule Clarifying Mortgage Rights of Heirs; Urge Further Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2014

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the Bureau’s Ability-to-Repay rule. The rule makes it easier for surviving family members . . . → Read More: NCLC Advocates Applaud Rule Clarifying Mortgage Rights of Heirs; Urge Further Action

CFPB Takes Action Against Ace Cash Express For Pushing Payday Borrowers Into Cycle Of Debt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2014

CFPB Takes Action Against Ace Cash Express For Pushing Payday Borrowers Into Cycle Of Debt ACE to Pay $10 Million for Using Illegal Debt Collection Tactics to Pressure Consumers Into Debt Traps

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took enforcement action against . . . → Read More: CFPB Takes Action Against Ace Cash Express For Pushing Payday Borrowers Into Cycle Of Debt

Judge Pepper Testifies on Capitol Hill for Wisconsin’s Federal District Court Seat

The NACTT and the Academy are highly honored that Judge Pam Pepper, along with Trustee Ronda Winnecour and Attorney Larry Ahern, will be conducting a workshop on evidence at the upcoming NACTT Annual Conference in Chicago.

It’s not too late to register!!