Protect Yourself and Your Family with Adequate Disability Insurance

By Don Goldberg, JD, CLU, ChFC and Chris Schiffer, CPA of AEPG® Wealth Strategies

As a child do you recall the fable of Jack and the Beanstalk? In that tale Jack buys magic beans instead of milk which his mother sent him to the market to get. Thinking him a fool for buying beans, . . . → Read More: Protect Yourself and Your Family with Adequate Disability Insurance

Everything You Want To Know About The National Bankruptcy Archives

Sponsored by the American College of Bankruptcy and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

HOLD THE DATE: October 31, 2013, 3:00 pm- Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

This one hour session will include an entertaining discussion of the National Bankruptcy Archives Oral History Project and how to prepare for in-depth interviewing and recording . . . → Read More: Everything You Want To Know About The National Bankruptcy Archives

Can Chapter 13 Still Strip 2nd Mortgages? Yes!

By Wendell Sherk, Missouri Bankruptcy Attorney

(Reprinted with permission. Posted 9/19/13 http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/can-13-still-strip-2nd-mortgages-yes/)

It’s back to the future time again, and this time it seems like the lawyers stole our flux capacitor!

You can use Chapter 13 to “strip off” a home equity or other 2nd mortgage on a home, if there is no value . . . → Read More: Can Chapter 13 Still Strip 2nd Mortgages? Yes!

Ninth Circuit Overturns Kagenveama

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Judge Rules Lawsuit, First To Link Bundling Of Mortgage-Backed Securities And Racial Discrimination, Can Proceed

National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or 617-542-8010

(BOSTON) – A federal court has ruled that a landmark discrimination lawsuit against Morgan Stanley can move forward. Judge Harold Baer denied in part the investment bank’s motion to dismiss the case, which alleges Morgan Stanley violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by encouraging . . . → Read More: Judge Rules Lawsuit, First To Link Bundling Of Mortgage-Backed Securities And Racial Discrimination, Can Proceed

Worth Mentioning Again . . .

Last week, two article links were of particular interest to readers so here is a second chance:

Trustee Fires Shot Across Bankruptcy Bar’s Bow Three Reasons Why Bankruptcies Are . . . → Read More: Worth Mentioning Again . . .

Regarding the Mortgage Settlement

Monitor Finds Lenders Failing Terms of Settlement

Banks Not Following Mortgage Standards

Disappointing Foreclosure Settlement

Still Time To Register for NACTT in New York City

Joseph A. Smith, Monitor of the Office of Mortgage Settlement will present a timely update and be available for questions on Sunday, August 4th.

Register . . . → Read More: Regarding the Mortgage Settlement

Supreme Court Accepts Cert in Homestead Exemption Case

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Trustees 1, Prosecutors 0

11th Circuit: Money in Rothstein Law Firm Accounts Can’t Be Forfeited to Feds

Feds’ Seizure of Some Rothstein Assets Not Warranted, Appeals Court Rules

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)— 47 U.S.C. § 227 – What’s the TCPA All About?

(Reprinted with permission. First published in the January 2013 Consumer Law Newsletter of the State Bar of Michigan, V.17, No. 1) By Rex Anderson, Esq., Divison, MI

The TCPA is one of the most popular federal consumer laws of all time. Its purpose is to protect our right to privacy. This law allows “we . . . → Read More: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)— 47 U.S.C. § 227 – What’s the TCPA All About?