Learning How to Sell Yourself

By Carmen Dellutri, Esq., Dellutri Law Group, Fort Myers, FL

Some people are born great salespeople. Those people are charismatic and upbeat, and they have the ability to entice us to want to part with our hard earned dollars for the product or service they are selling. But most of us aren’t born with . . . → Read More: Learning How to Sell Yourself

Two Cents on 50 Cent’s Bankruptcy

By Ansley Owens, Contributing Writer and Intern for the NACTT Academy (Nashville, TN)

—-July 13, 2015, 50 Cent (a/k/a Curtis James Jackson III) submitted a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut claiming his assets are about $25 million and his debts around $32 . . . → Read More: Two Cents on 50 Cent’s Bankruptcy

Foreclosure Attorney Arrested for Contempt

By Ansley Owens, Contributing Writer and Intern for the NACTT Academy (Nashville, TN)

A heated dispute between a judge and foreclosure attorney ended with the 70-year-old attorney handcuffed, charged with two felonies, and incarcerated overnight.

On November 14, 2014, Palm Beach Circuit Senior Judge Howard Harrison found attorney Stuart Golant in contempt and issued . . . → Read More: Foreclosure Attorney Arrested for Contempt

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Servicemember Auto Lender for Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Servicemember Auto Lender for Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Auto Loan Company Misled Servicemembers About Consequences of Nonpayment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued an auto loan company, Security National Automotive Acceptance Company, for aggressive . . . → Read More: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Servicemember Auto Lender for Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To Oversee Nonbank Auto Finance Companies

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To Oversee Nonbank Auto Finance Companies Bureau Publishes Exam Procedures for Supervised Companies in $900 Billion Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a rule today that will allow the agency to supervise larger nonbank auto finance companies . . . → Read More: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To Oversee Nonbank Auto Finance Companies

The Supremes Decide Another One . . .

The Supreme Court decided the case of Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett. The Court held, unanimously (except for a caustic footnote related to Dewsnup) that a debtor in a chapter 7 cannot void a junior mortgage lien pursuant to Section 506(d) when there is inadequate equity to support the junior lien because a . . . → Read More: The Supremes Decide Another One . . .

Welp, Wellness is Decided . . . A HUGE Victory For The Bankruptcy System

Parties may consent to bankruptcy court hearing Stern claims. There was likely a collective sigh of relief by many bankruptcy attorneys and judges as a result of the majority decision of the Supreme Court in Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, decided May 26. In an opinion by Justice Sotomayor, the majority held that . . . → Read More: Welp, Wellness is Decided . . . A HUGE Victory For The Bankruptcy System

Supreme Court Decides Charles E. Harris, III, Petitioner v. Mary K. Viegelahn, Chapter 13 Trustee

No. 14-400 (Certiorari to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit)

Issue: Whether, when a debtor in good faith converts a bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 after confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, undistributed funds held by the Chapter 13 trustee are refunded to the debtor (as the Third Circuit held in . . . → Read More: Supreme Court Decides Charles E. Harris, III, Petitioner v. Mary K. Viegelahn, Chapter 13 Trustee

NACTT Salt Lake City Speaker Newly Appointed Judge

Eduardo V. Rodriguez has been appointed as the United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Eddie will have big shoes to fill as he steps into the judgeship vacated by retiring Judge Richard S. Schmidt.

Eddie received his M.B.A. with high honors and his J.D. from Texas Tech University in . . . → Read More: NACTT Salt Lake City Speaker Newly Appointed Judge

U.S. House Bill Would Suspend a Homeowner’s Right to Enforce Accurate Mortgage Pricing - Advocates Oppose Bill that Would Let Lenders Off the Hook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 14, 2014

(WASHINGTON) Homeowners’ legal rights if they are given inaccurate pricing information before taking out a mortgage should not be suspended, according to letters sent today to Congress and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by the National Consumer Law Center, on behalf of its low income clients, and . . . → Read More: U.S. House Bill Would Suspend a Homeowner’s Right to Enforce Accurate Mortgage Pricing – Advocates Oppose Bill that Would Let Lenders Off the Hook