Ya Gotta Get This App

DkT — Access PACER Via iPad or iPhone (Not password protected)

PACER lets you select a mobile option but the experience isn’t ideal – can’t save username, password, difficult to enter case numbers, and the cost – oy vey. Matthew Zorn, an attorney at a large New York law firm, decided to do something . . . → Read More: Ya Gotta Get This App

Loss in Bankruptcy Community

Morris Stern, New Jersey Bankruptcy Judge, Dies at 72

This Could Be The Reason Filings Are Down . . . For Now

New Fed Report Shows Americans Taking on Debt at Scary High Rates – Time Business & Money Article New York Fed Report Shows Households Adding Debt – Press Release Household Debt and Credit Report – Study

Bankruptcy Community Suffers Double Loss

Burton R. Lifland, Judge in Madoff Bankruptcy Case, Dies at 84 Donald E. Calhoun Jr. | 1926-2014: ‘Gentleman Judge’ Oversaw Bankruptcies

Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison

A report analyzing one of the issues before the Supreme Court: Does Party Consent Render Bankruptcy Court Adjudication Constitutionally Valid? By Elizabeth Gibson (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill – School of Law) and Jonathan M. Landers (Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP) (This item is not password protected.)

From The Supreme Court

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Lenders Miss Chance as U.S. High Court Housing-Bias Case Settles Discrimination Case Settles Credit Clips Blog Post by Alan White

SBA: Did You Know

Based on the definition of The Small Business Administration, many of you operate a ‘small business.’ The SBA defines a small business concern as one that is independently owned and operated, is organized for profit, and is not dominant in its field. Depending on the industry, size standard eligibility is based on the average . . . → Read More: SBA: Did You Know

CFPB Considers Debt Collection Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2013

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU CONSIDERS DEBT COLLECTION RULES Bureau Also Releases 5,000 Debt Collection Complaints

Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took the first step toward considering consumer protection rules for the debt collection market. Through its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking . . . → Read More: CFPB Considers Debt Collection Rules

CFPB Takes Action Against Castle & Cooke For Steering Consumers Into Costlier Mortgages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2013

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST CASTLE & COOKE FORSTEERING CONSUMERS INTO COSTLIER MORTGAGES Company to Pay $9 Million in Restitution and $4 Million in Civil Penalties

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced a proposed consent order in its enforcement . . . → Read More: CFPB Takes Action Against Castle & Cooke For Steering Consumers Into Costlier Mortgages

CFPB Releases Guides For Managing Someone Else’s Money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2013

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU RELEASES GUIDES FOR MANAGING SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY Free Guides Designed to Help Financial Caregivers of Older Americans Understand Their Duties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published four guides to help financial caregivers, particularly those who handle the . . . → Read More: CFPB Releases Guides For Managing Someone Else’s Money