January 24, 2022
Archives
Gardner

The Case for Conduit Mortgage Payments

By O. Max Gardner III,Chief Executive Officer and President of Max Gardner’s Consumer Defense Academy
“One can certainly make the case without any reservations that Trustee records are always better than the ‘records’ of debtors.”
cmoran

Of Grace Periods and Mortgage Payments

By Cathy Moran, Esq., (Redwood City, CA)
“The no man’s land between the mortgage due date and late payment is a persistent trouble spot for Chapter 13 practitioners.Are there arrears when the case is filed during the grace period and the payment made before it was late?” Seems a little akin to Who’s On First.
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – 3002.1 and Reverse Mortgages

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Nashville, TN)
Requirements and remedies in Rule 3002.1 apply to reverse mortgages as well as conventional mortgages; while discharge of Chapter 13 plan does not discharge a mortgage obligation treated pursuant to § 1325(b)(5), the Court may prohibit prospective use of a nondisclosed obligation as grounds for a default.
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Selection of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit selected Elisabetta G.M. Gasparini to fill the judgeship being vacating by retiring John E. Waites.
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Chapter 12 Trustees Free Webinar

Federal Participation in Farming – Partner, Benefactor, Creditor or CEO? How FSA funding affects reorganization of family farms

February 17 at 2:00PM (ET)

Presented By:

Joseph Newton Callaway, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Greenville, NC
David F. Mills, Narron Wenzel, P.A., Smithfield, NC
John C. Bircher III, Davis Hartman Wright, PLLC, New Bern, NC

webinar

3002.1 Webinar Recordings Available

3002.1 Proposed Rule Changes: The Webinar 12/16/21

3002.1 The Dialogue Continues Produced 1/14/22

24 Days Left to Submit Your Comments
to the Rules Committee

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ncbrc

In Sympathy – The Honorable Jerome Feller

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openposition

Positions Available

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  • Northern District of Ohio – Term Law Clerks Application Deadline 2/11/22
ncbrc
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)
courtscales

From the Courts

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leforce

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .

When is Enough, Enough? Pro Se Dismissed with Extended Prejudice (and Violates Bar)

By Jeff LeForce, Staff Attorney to Carey D. Ebert, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Texas (Sherman and Texarkana Divisions)
. . . “Judge Larson provides a road map including several useful cases for Trustees and creditors to consider when faced with a vexatious and frivolously litigious debtor and what to do if they violate court orders.”
January 17, 2022
Archives

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Director of U.S. Trustee Program to Retire

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1/13/22 the Justice Department announced the retirement of Clifford White, the Director of the Justice Department’s U.S. Trustee Program, which oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases, effective March 31, 2022.

Read More

hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Funds on Hand at Dismissal Go to Debtor. Not So Fast. 13 Trustee May Be Subject to State Court Proceedings

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Nashville, TN)
While a 13 trustee is partially insulated by the Barton doctrine from being dragged into state court, if a movant seeks authority from the Bankruptcy Court to pursue the trustee and satisfies the conditions of the Barton doctrine, the trustee may be subject to state court judicial proceedings.
leforce

When is Enough, Enough? Pro Se Dismissed with Extended Prejudice (and Violates Bar)

By Jeff LeForce, Staff Attorney to Carey D. Ebert, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Texas (Sherman and Texarkana Divisions)
. . . “Judge Larson provides a road map including several useful cases for Trustees and creditors to consider when faced with a vexatious and frivolously litigious debtor and what to do if they violate court orders.”
Gardner

Good Stuff Out of Max Gardner’s 12/29 Webinar

Notice of Error Regarding Misinformation Given During Phone Call to Mortgage Servicer

Response to NOE from Loan Servicer

A note from Max: If you want to sign up for the videos (free through Jan 31, 2022) go to https://maxconsumerdefenseacademy.com/ and click on the menu tab MAX ON ZOOM. Scroll down to HOLIDAY OFFER and create a new account (even if you have an existing account you must create a new one–you can use your same email address, but a new password). If you sign up for the Holiday Offer, I will add you to another Box.com folder of materials that correspond with these videos.

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Webinar Recordings Available:

3002.1 Proposed Rule Changes: The Webinar 12/16/21

3002.1 The Dialogue Continues Produced 1/14/22

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nclc

NCLC Seeks Signers Urging Foreclosure Pause When HAF Applied For

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NCLC seeking non-profit organizations to sign two letters (one to the CFPB and one to FHFA, FHA, VA, and USDA) urging the agencies to require servicers to pause foreclosure activity for at least 60 days after being notified that a borrower has applied for HAF assistance and meets conditional program eligibility. Deadline to sign the letter is C.O.B. Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
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Second Circuit Decides Mortgage Servicing Issue

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In Naimoll v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, the Second Circuit construed the catch-all provision of Regulation X, 12 C.F.R. § 1024.35, as being broad enough to cover the servicing errors alleged by the borrower.

See also:

Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Ocwen/PHH case is major victory for homeowners, landmark decision will expand, strengthen RESPA, Regulation X protections

abovethelaw

From Above the Law

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openposition

Positions Available

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  • Northern District of Ohio – Term Law Clerks Application Deadline 2/11/22
ncbrc
foryourblog
courtscales

From the Courts

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caution

Sanctions and Irony and Fraud, Oh My!

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Beskin

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .

Do I Really Have to Tell the Trustee About Newly Acquired Assets?

By Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Western District of Virginia (Charlottesville)
It has long been a vexing question for Trustees and attorneys alike: do Debtors have to disclose assets acquired post-petition? Chief Bankruptcy Court Judge John Waites has presented his take on this issue and concluded, with some important exceptions, that they do not, but be sure to read the Note at the end of this case.
January 10, 2022
Archives
Beskin

Do I Really Have to Tell the Trustee About Newly Acquired Assets?

By Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Western District of Virginia (Charlottesville)
It has long been a vexing question for Trustees and attorneys alike: do Debtors have to disclose assets acquired post-petition? Chief Bankruptcy Court Judge John Waites has presented his take on this issue and concluded, with some important exceptions, that they do not, but be sure to read the Note at the end of this case.
Kimball

On More Effective Writing

(Used with permission. First published in the Southern District of Florida Courthouse Beacon, December 2021)
By Hon. Erik P. Kimball, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division

Defined Terms Are Not Your Friend. Lawyers love defined terms.”

Although specifically written to attorneys in his court, Judge Kimball addresses a national issue – verbose,v ague and illogical writing patterns. In a short, humorous way, he gives a fantastic primer on writing motions and responses.

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FREE WEBINAR REGISTER NOW

Friday, January 14th at 2 Eastern

3002.01 The Discussion Continues

Join our panel of experts as they expound on the discussion began in our webinar on December 16th entitled 3002.1 Proposed Rule Changes: The Webinar which is now available for viewing*.

Panelists:

Debra L. Miller – “Conduit” Chapter 13 Trustee
Marie-Ann Greenberg – “Non-Conduit” Chapter 13 Trustee
Hilary B. Bonial, Esq. – Bonial & Associates, P.C.

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Chapter 12 in the News

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From Above the Law

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Positions Available

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Northern District of OhioTerm Law Clerks Application Deadline 2/11/22

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From the CFPB

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ncbrc
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)
  • IRS News from Around the Nation (All on one page, by state, you can quickly see when federal taxes are due if extensions have been granted due to natural disasters.)
ahern

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .

Judicial Year in Review 2021

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
In Part 1, Larry Ahern summarized the changes in Bankruptcy Rules that took effect December 1, 2021. In Parts 2 and 3, he selected some judicial activity related to bankruptcy procedure during the past year. Part 4 is selected cases under Parts VIII and IX of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
January 3, 2022
Archives

2022 – Really???

It doesn’t seem possible that it is the year Two Thousand and Twenty-Two!

Since 2008, The Academy d/b/a ConsiderChapter13.org has brought you the cutting edge of trends, developments, and case law in consumer bankruptcy.

Here’s to a long future of more of the same.

In the coming weeks we have a lot to look forward to: The Limits of Judicial Grace and Patience; More Effective Writing; Sunset Provisions; “Technical” Stay Violation Can Still Cost . . . A Lot; Yes, You Have to Tell The Trustee about New Assets; Trustees’ Compensation; and MUCH MUCH MORE.

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New Region 21 UST

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Mary Ida Townson Appointed U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Guy A. Van Baalen, Assistant U.S. Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
(Used with permission from the Courthouse Beacon News, Southern District of Florida)
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Mark Your Calendar for Another FREE Webinar

3002.01 The Discussion Continues

Join our panel of experts on Friday, January 14th at 2 Eastern for a continued discussion of the proposed changes to Federal Rule 3002.1. Watch for registration information.

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December 27, 2021
Archives
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Debtor Refuses to Give Location of Surrendered Mercedes; Pleads the Fifth

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
Where a Chapter 7 debtor fails to disclose the location of his Mercedes which he intended to surrender, fails to produce documents relating to the ownership of his property, and invokes his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, the Court appropriately denied the debtor a discharge.
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Student Loans Chronicles

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Judicial Year in Review 2021

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
In Part 1, Larry Ahern summarized the changes in Bankruptcy Rules that took effect December 1, 2021. In Parts 2 and 3, he selected some judicial activity related to bankruptcy procedure during the past year. Part 4 is selected cases under Parts VIII and IX of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
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From the IRS

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  • IRS News from Around the Nation (This is pretty cool – all on one page, by state, you can quickly see when federal taxes are due if extensions have been granted due to natural disasters.)
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Available Judgeships

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From the CFPB

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ncbrc
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)
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From the Courts

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cmoran

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .

Taxes & Timing: Calculating Outcomes for Bankruptcy Debtors

By Cathy Moran, Esq., (Redwood City, CA)
Bankruptcy lawyers regularly evaluate the dischargeability of taxes when deciding when to file a client’s bankruptcy case. At base, the 3 year rule, the 2 year rule, and the 240 day rule routinely drive timing of a bankruptcy.
December 20, 2021
Archives
ahern

Judicial Year in Review 2021 – Part 4 Selected Cases under Parts VIII and IX of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
In Part 1, Larry Ahern summarized the changes in Bankruptcy Rules that took effect December 1, 2021. In Parts 2 and 3, he selected some judicial activity related to bankruptcy procedure during the past year. In this Part 4, he concludes the series.
cmoran

Taxes & Timing: Calculating Outcomes for Bankruptcy Debtors

By Cathy Moran, Esq., (Redwood City, CA)
Bankruptcy lawyers regularly evaluate the dischargeability of taxes when deciding when to file a client’s bankruptcy case. At base, the 3 year rule, the 2 year rule, and the 240 day rule routinely drive timing of a bankruptcy.
Nima

Meet a New Trustee

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One of our very newest trustees is very familiar to many of us. After serving ten years as Chief of Staff (a/k/a Staff Attorney) to Martha Bronitsky, on August 1, 2021, Nima Ghazvini was appointed Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Districts of Hawaii, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.
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Available Judgeships

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From the CFPB

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ncbrc
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)
Families Will Soon Receive December Advance Child Tax Credit Payment; those not receiving payments may claim any missed payments on the upcoming 2021 tax return
courtscales

From the Courts

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  • Central District of CA – This is niftyCentral Guide to Replace the Court Manual Effective NOW
  • District of MN – Court issued en banc order to address post-petition attorney’s fee arrangements in Chapter 7 cases
AshleyCurry

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .

Sanctions in South Carolina

By Ashley Baxter Curry, Staff Attorney for Joseph A. Bledsoe, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of North Carolina (New Bern, Fayetteville, Greenville & Wilmington Divisions)
In a recent case out of South Carolina, rather than a debtor seeking sanctions against a creditor, it was the creditor’s counsel who sought sanctions against counsel for a Chapter 13 debtor in an adversary proceeding.
December 13, 2021
Archives
AshleyCurry

Sanctions in South Carolina

By Ashley Baxter Curry, Staff Attorney for Joseph A. Bledsoe, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of North Carolina (New Bern, Fayetteville, Greenville & Wilmington Divisions)
In a recent case out of South Carolina, rather than a debtor seeking sanctions against a creditor, it was the creditor’s counsel who sought sanctions against counsel for a Chapter 13 debtor in an adversary proceeding.
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Nothing Requires a Plan to Provide for All Secured Claims

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
If a Chapter 13 plan makes no provision for a mortgage obligation, omits any treatment of the mortgage claims, and prohibits the Trustee from making disbursements toward the claims, the claims are not provided for by the plan and the plan can be confirmed over the objection of the creditor and the trustee; nothing requires a plan to provide for all secured claims.
McCartney

Appointment of New Trustee

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As of January 1st, Erin M. McCartney will be the new Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of Nebraska. Ms. McCartney has big shoes to fill as she will be replacing our friend Kathleen Laughlin upon her retirement.

Congratulations Erin McCartney!

agriculturalnews

Chapter 12 In The News

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Debt Collection

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A popular item from last week – Debt collectors can now text, email and DM you on social media (An excellent piece for your client communication – i.e. newsletter, blog)

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From the CFPB

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timeforchange

Webinar This Week – Register Now

3002.01 Proposed Rule Changes: The Webinar

Join our panel of experts on Thursday, December 16 that 2 Eastern for a lively discussion of the proposed changes to Federal Rule 3002.1.

Access to webinar recorders is benefit of subscription to ConsiderChapter13.org. Not a Subscriber? JOIN NOW!

ncbrc
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)

Get Ready for Taxes

Families who received advance payments will need to compare the advance Child Tax Credit payments that they received in 2021 with the amount of the Child Tax Credit that they can properly claim on their 2021 tax return.

In January 2022, the IRS will send Letter 6419 with the total amount of advance Child Tax Credit payments taxpayers received in 2021.

Taxpayers who received less than the amount for which they’re eligible will claim a credit for the remaining amount of Child Tax Credit on their 2021 tax return. Taxpayers who received more than the amount for which they’re eligible may need to repay some or all of the excess payment when they file.

courtscales

From the Courts

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  • Central District of CA – This is niftyCentral Guide to Replace the Court Manual Effective NOW
  • Southern District of GA – Reminder: The Honorable Edward J. Coleman, III is holding in-person hearings in the Savannah and Statesboro Divisions
  • District of MN – Court issued en banc order to address post-petition attorney’s fee arrangements in Chapter 7 cases
caution

Sanctions and Irony and Fraud, Oh My!

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ahern

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .

Judicial Year in Review 2021 – Part 3 Selected Cases under Parts IV-VII of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
In Part 1, summarized the changes in Bankruptcy Rules effective December 1, 2021. In Part 2, he selects some judicial activity related to bankruptcy procedure during the past year. This, Part 3 continues his review of cases.
December 6, 2021
Archives
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Absolute Right to Dismiss But Not the End of the Story

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
Although a Chapter 13 debtor has the absolute right to voluntarily dismiss her Chapter 13 case, even after a motion to convert is filed, the Court retains the rights to impose restrictions on the dismissal.
ahern

Judicial Year in Review 2021

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)

Judicial Year in Review 2021- Part 3 Selected Cases under Parts IV-VII of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
In Part 1, summarized the changes in Bankruptcy Rules effective December 1, 2021. In Part 2, he selects some judicial activity related to bankruptcy procedure during the past year. This, Part 3 continues his review of cases.
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New Study

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Professor Nancy Rapoport and Joseph R. Tiano, Jr., have co-authored “The Legal Industry’s Second Chance to Get It Right,” published in the Willamette Law Review. In the article they compare the situation during the 2008 Great Recession with the COVID-19 economic crisis and express their opinion “that, over the next twelve months, the 400 largest U.S. law firms (i.e., ‘BigLaw’) and the legal departments of BigLaw’s largest clients will dust themselves off after some initial retrenchment, quickly stabilize, and start showing positive trends.”
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Debt Collection

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Debt collectors can now text, email and DM you on social media (An excellent piece for your client communication – i.e. newsletter, blog)

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Passing of Judge

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Judge Jack B. Schmetterer (retired) of the Northern District of Illinois has passed away.

See also:

Serendipity, a Tribute to Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

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From the Archives

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Chapter 13 Under the Bankruptcy Act and Chandler Amendments

An older article but still a great primer on the history of bankruptcy.

abovethelaw

From Above the Law

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Respect, Relationships, and Responsibility: The Three Rs of Modern Law and Business

It is no longer enough to simply deliver a service or a product; a reliable connection must be made and nurtured as well.

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Upcoming Webinar – Register Now

Title:  3002.1

Join our panel of experts on Thursday, December 16th at 2:00 Eastern for a lively discussion of the proposed changes to Federal Rule 3002.1 and the controversial issue of deeming the mortgage current.

Not a Subscriber? JOIN NOW!

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From NCBRC

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foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)
courtscales

From the Courts

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  • District of MN – Court issued en banc order to address post-petition attorney’s fee arrangements in Chapter 7 cases
November 29, 2021
Archives

IT’S CATCHUP WEEK!!

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we bring you a Greatest Hits
Update. However, the non-password protected items are new.

amyx

When the Trustee Gets Subpoenaed

By Karin N. Amyx, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Carl Davis (Wichita, KS)
“. . . debtors, creditors or third parties may be interested in the trustee’s internal operating procedures or legal position on disputes pending in bankruptcy court or other forums. Trustees can certainly be subpoenaed but are there limits on issuance and compliance?”
Scolforo

For Whom Does the Bell Toll?

By Angela M. Scolforo, Staff Attorney to Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Western District of Virginia
Attorney Scolforo brings us another great analysis of an opinion every consumer attorney needs to know about . . . A 70 year-old pro se Debtor . . . , inspired Judge Connelly . . . to issue a 31-page opinion discharging $109,983 in student loans.
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Escrow 101 and 102

By Michael J. McCormick, Esq., McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC (Roswell, GA)

A resource you don’t want to miss.

Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 1 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 2 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 3 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 4 of 4

Click here for Part 1 of 3 – Escrow 101 RESPA and Reg X
Click here for Part 2 of 3 – Escrow 101 What happens to escrow when a bankruptcy case is filed
Click here for Part 3 of 3 – Escrow 101 Q & A

ahern

Judicial Year in Review 2021 Part 2: Selected Cases under Parts I-III of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
In Part 1 of this year-in-review series, Larry Ahern summarized the changes in Bankruptcy Rules to take effect December 1, 202. Now, in Part 2, he selects some judicial activity related to bankruptcy procedure during the past year, organized in Bankruptcy Rule order.
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A very popular item from last week . . .

Critical Case Comment – Pro Se Debtor Sanctioned

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
Where pro se debtors filed numerous groundless complaints and made specious allegations against their former counsel, sanctions under Rule 9011 were appropriate notwithstanding the fact that the debtors were now acting pro se.
webinar

Did You Know . . .

ConsiderChapter13.org maintains a library of all of the webinars we produce? Access is free to subscribers. We also offer a pay per view option.

There is also a staff training webinar library!

Not a Subscriber? JOIN NOW!

foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)
November 22, 2021
Archives

ahern

Judicial Year in Review 2021 Part 2: Selected Cases under Parts I-III of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
In Part 1 of this year-in-review series, Larry Ahern summarized the changes in Bankruptcy Rules to take effect December 1, 202. Now, in Part 2, he selects some judicial activity related to bankruptcy procedure during the past year, organized in Bankruptcy Rule order.
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Pro Se Debtor Sanctioned

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
Where pro se debtors filed numerous groundless complaints and made specious allegations against their former counsel, sanctions under Rule 9011 were appropriate notwithstanding the fact that the debtors were now acting pro se.
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TFS Bill Pay Announces New Attorney Report Center

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TFS Bill Pay has launched a new powerful tool to help you succeed; the Attorney Report Centerlocated in your AttorneyPortal.
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New Judges Appointed

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Judge Grace E. Robson and Judge Jacob A. Brown Sworn in as Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Judges.
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Eviction Protection in the News

Renters Are Still Protected from Eviction in These States and Cities
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Judge to Retire

United States Bankruptcy Judge Christopher S. Sontchi, District of Delaware, has announced his retirement effective June 20, 2022.
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Did You Know . . .

ConsiderChapter13.org maintains a library of all of the webinars we produce? Access is free to subscribers. We also offer a pay per view option.

There is also a staff training webinar library!

Not a Subscriber? JOIN NOW!

ncbrc
cfpb

From the CFPB

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CFPB Takes Action to Stop False Identification by Background Screeners (Debtor Attorneys need to glance at this one.)

foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee and debtor attorneys to pass along in your own blog or use for an original article idea.)
courtscales

From the Courts

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  • District of MN – Court issued en banc order to address post-petition attorney’s fee arrangements in Chapter 7 cases
November 15, 2021
Archives
Ausbrooks

 

Are Monthly Newsletters to Clients Beneficial? Heck Yeah!

By Mary Beth Ausbrooks, Rothschild & Ausbrooks PLLC (Nashville, TN))

“With the prolonged decline in case filings, I found that sending a mass emailed newsletter has been very beneficial. . . I have sent a tailored mass email to clients who I represented in Chapter 7s more than eight years ago letting the former clients know that they are now eligible for another Chapter 7, if needed, or a Chapter 13. I have also sent mass emails to potential clients with whom I have met who, at that time, decided against filing.”

Almost every week, ConsiderChapter13.org offers at least one item under the “For Your Blog” category.

We hope that these ideas will help jumpstart you toward a blog; mass email; and/or periodic newsletter.

hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Creditor Not Required to Dismiss Prepetition Nonbankruptcy Action

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
Automatic stay does not require creditor pursuing prepetition nonbankruptcy court action to dismiss that action once a bankruptcy case is filed; requesting continuances and attending status conferences do not constitute “continuation” of the prepetition action for purposes of the automatic stay.
ahern

Judicial Year in Review 2021: Revised Rules and Selected Cases – Part 1 Amended Rules

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
Ahern begins a year-end review of 2021 developments in bankruptcy procedure. In Part 1, he summarizes the changes in Bankruptcy Rules to take effect December 1, 2021, absent Congressional action.
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New Judge Appointed

Denise E. Barnett is appointed as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.
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Did You Know . . .

ConsiderChapter13.org maintains a library of all of the webinars we produce? Access is free to subscribers. We also offer a pay per view option.

There is also a staff training webinar library!

Not a Subscriber? JOIN NOW!

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Supreme Court Corner

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Cert Denied – Vasquez, Jr., et ux., Petitionersv. Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as Trustee of Stanwich Mortgage Trust F – Case would have taken a current look at Dewsnup
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New From the Northern District of Illinois

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Electronic Self-Representation (eSR) – Beginning Monday, November 8, 2021, people who live in the Northern District of Illinois and do not have an attorney will have the option of submitting their bankruptcy petitions through our electronic self-representation (eSR) system. eSR is an online tool to help people prepare a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition when they have decided to file bankruptcy without an attorney.
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From the CFPB

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Position Opening

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  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustees – (1) Western District of Tennessee, Jackson and Memphis Divisions (11/30/21); (2) District of Idaho, primarily in the Eastern Division (Pocatello) (11/29/21); (3) Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, primarily in the Eastern District (11/30/21)
  • Judgeship – Southern District of New York(Application deadline 12/3/21)
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From the Courts

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  • District of MN – Court issued en banc order to address post-petition attorney’s fee arrangements in Chapter 7 cases
OHair

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

Justifying Reasonable Document Requests

By Sean G. O’Hair, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Nancy Curry (Los Angeles, CA)

It seems this issue raises its ugly head ever so often causing tension between Trustees and their debtors’ bar.

Recent changes to the Handbook for Chapter 13 Standing Trustees prompted Attorney O’Hair (and his colleague Masako Okuda)to write this excellent reference piece on why the Trustee needs what he or she needs.

November 8, 2021
Archives
OHair

Justifying Reasonable Document Requests

By Sean G. O’Hair, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Nancy Curry (Los Angeles, CA)

It seems this issue raises its ugly head ever so often causing tension between Trustees and their debtors’ bar.

Recent changes to the Handbook for Chapter 13 Standing Trustees prompted Attorney O’Hair (and his colleague Masako Okuda)to write this excellent reference piece on why the Trustee needs what he or she needs.

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Judicial Year in Review 2021: Revised Rules and Selected Cases – Part 1 Amended Rules

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)
This week Ahern begins a year-end review of 2021 developments in bankruptcy procedure. In Part 1, he summarizes the changes in Bankruptcy Rules to take effect December 1, 2021, absent Congressional action. Next, he will digest some selected judicial activity related to procedure during the past year.
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New Chief Judge Named

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas announced that effective November 2, 2021, Bankruptcy Judge Craig A. Gargotta shall serve as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court.

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Webinar Recording Now Available

Gravel: So, What’s the Big Deal?

Much is being written and discussed about an opinion out of Vermont – Gravel. Taggart, Law v. Siegel, Newrez, LLC v. Beckhart are all intertwined, but what does it mean in consumer bankruptcy? Sanctions? No sanctions? Join the Trustee in Gravel, Jan Sensenich, Appellate Attorney Mahesha Subbaraman, and Hank Hildebrand for the answers.

Webinar recordings are free to all current ConsiderChapter13.org subscribers. NOT A SUBSCRIBER? Join NOW.

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Fun Article on Quasi-Retired Judge

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Jerry Funk: 28 Years on the Bankruptcy Bench – From Winn-Dixie and Stein Mart to people who can’t pay off credit cards, he has seen it all.
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SF Handbook

(Not password protected)

As of 10/20/21 HUD has updated the 4000.1 Single Family Housing Policy Handbook

Two ways to access:

  1. We’ve done the work for you. Click here for a PDF of the whole danged thing – all 1149 pages of it.
  2. For an electronic version click here.
injury

Interesting New Study

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Trajectories of Unsecured Debt and Health at Midlife

A new study concludes: “The amount, timing, and duration of unsecured debt accumulation and repayment have important health implications and may exacerbate midlife health inequalities” particularly joint pain and stiffness.

positionsopen

Position Opening

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  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustees – (1) Western District of Tennessee, Jackson and Memphis Divisions (11/30/21); (2) District of Idaho, primarily in the Eastern Division (Pocatello) (11/29/21); (3) Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, primarily in the Eastern District (11/30/21)
  • Judgeship – Southern District of New York(Application deadline 12/3/21)
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From the Courts

(Not password protected)
  • District of NV – CM/ECF will be unavailable from Wednesday, 11/10, 5:00 PM PST until approximately 8:00 AM PST, Monday, 11/15, to upgrade to Next Generation.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

Rental Assistance

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The Honorable Keith M. Lundin (Retired) offers Academy readers a special look at one of his LundinOnChapter13.com video blogs. At approximately eight minutes in, Judge Lundin details a little-known Rental Assistance program that all debtor attorneys need to be aware of and sharing with clients/potential clients.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: VIRTUAL MEETINGS OF CREDITORS AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE: The successful pandemic experiment in virtual meetings of creditors will be a permanent feature of consumer bankruptcy practice. Bankruptcy attorneys and trustees can help consumer debtors access billions of dollars in available rental assistance.

November 1, 2021
Archives
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – And There is Also Blanco

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)

Rule 3002.1 gives the Bankruptcy Court authority to impose sanctions, including punitive sanctions, as part of the rules-granted authority to award “other appropriate relief.”

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Webinar Recording Now Available

Gravel: So, What’s the Big Deal?

Much is being written and discussed about an opinion out of Vermont – Gravel. Taggart, Law v. Siegel, Newrez, LLC v. Beckhart are all intertwined, but what does it mean in consumer bankruptcy? Sanctions? No sanctions? Join the Trustee in Gravel, Jan Sensenich, Appellate Attorney Mahesha Subbaraman, and Hank Hildebrand for the answers.

Webinar recordings are free to all current ConsiderChapter13.org subscribers. NOT A SUBSCRIBER? Join NOW.

lundin

Rental Assistance

(Not password protected)

The Honorable Keith M. Lundin (Retired) offers Academy readers a special look at one of his LundinOnChapter13.com video blogs. At approximately eight minutes in, Judge Lundin details a little-known Rental Assistance program that all debtor attorneys need to be aware of and sharing with clients/potential clients.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: VIRTUAL MEETINGS OF CREDITORS AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE: The successful pandemic experiment in virtual meetings of creditors will be a permanent feature of consumer bankruptcy practice. Bankruptcy attorneys and trustees can help consumer debtors access billions of dollars in available rental assistance.

See also:

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Navigating Secured Creditors Who File Unsecured Chapter 13 Claims

By Eric K. Fox, Esq. (Hendersonville, TN)
What happens to a lien when a secured judgment creditor with secured treatment in the plan files an “unsecured” claim? Will the Chapter 13 Trustee object?
hud

SF Handbook

(Not password protected)

As of 10/20/21 HUD has updated the 4000.1 Single Family Housing Policy Handbook

Two ways to access:

  1. We’ve done the work for you. Click here for a PDF of the whole danged thing – all 1149 pages of it.
  2. For an electronic version click here.
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Barbara J. Rom Award

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The Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Michigan established the Barbara J. Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence to honor individuals who have exhibited the highest level of overall excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law. This year’s winner is Rozanne M. Giunta.

Congratulations Rozanne!!

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Judge Retires

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On August 12, 2021, due to health reasons, the Honorable Cynthia Carson Jackson retired as a bankruptcy judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.
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From the CFPB

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Position Opening

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  • NCLC – Public Interest Consumer Attorney: Predatory Lending, Banking
  • Judgeship – Southern District of New York(Application deadline 12/3/21)
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For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee or debtor attorneys’ blogs)
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From the Courts

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  • Southern District MS – Effective November 1, 2021, Judge Jamie A. Wilson’s hearings will be “in-person” unless a party is notified otherwise by the Court.
  • District of MD – Proposed Changes to Local Rules – Deadline for Comment 11/1/21
meridethakers

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

Employment Law Alphabet Soup

By Merideth Akers, CPA, PHR, Comptroller for Bradford W. Caraway (Birmingham, AL)

In our ongoing series for comptrollers, office managers, or anyone who runs a small business, Mr. Akers brings us a valuable resource regarding state and federal employment law.

“Employment law complaints and litigation are large and growing segments of the legal landscape. However, an employer can be protected by doing the right thing the right way.”

October 25, 2021
Archives
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – 10th Circuit Says No Default Cures After Month 60

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
Chapter 13 debtor cannot submit missed payments to the trustee after the 60-month term of the plan has ended in an effort to cure defaults.
meridethakers

Employment Law Alphabet Soup

By Merideth Akers, CPA, PHR, Comptroller for Bradford W. Caraway (Birmingham, AL)

In our ongoing series for comptrollers, office managers, or anyone who runs a small business, Mr. Akers brings us a valuable resource regarding state and federal employment law.

“Employment law complaints and litigation are large and growing segments of the legal landscape. However, an employer can be protected by doing the right thing the right way.”

More from this author:

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Why Address Formatting Is So Important for Jurisdiction

By Jay S. Jump, CEO, CertificateofService.com (Pasco, WA)
My guess is you initially saw the title of this article and promptly pressed right on past it. Who needs to learn how to properly address an envelope?
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cfpb

From the CFPB

(Not password protected)
positionsopen

Position Opening

(Not password protected)
  • NCLC – Public Interest Consumer Attorney: Predatory Lending, Banking
  • Judgeship – Southern District of New York(Application deadline 12/3/21)
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee or debtor attorneys’ blogs)

During these lean times for attorneys who represent debtors, if you aren’t at least blogging, you may want to think about it. By reaching out to your former clients, you can increase your client base. Think about a newsletter – either paper mail or email. You may be surprised at the results. If you do this, be sure to include some “light” items such as recipes, exercise tips, or other life-style tips.

courtscales

From the Courts

(Not password protected)
  • Southern District MS – Effective November 1, 2021, Judge Jamie A. Wilson’s hearings will be “in-person” unless a party is notified otherwise by the Court.
  • District of MD – Proposed Changes to Local Rules – Deadline for Comment 11/1/21
mccormick

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

Escrow 101 and 102

By Michael J. McCormick, Esq., McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC (Roswell, GA)

A resource you don’t want to miss.

Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 1 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 2 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 3 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 4 of 4

Click here for Part 1 of 3 – Escrow 101 RESPA and Reg X
Click here for Part 2 of 3 – Escrow 101 What happens to escrow when a bankruptcy case is filed
Click here for Part 3 of 3 – Escrow 101 Q & A

October 18, 2021
Archives
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Discharged Junior in 7 Survives in 13

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville)
While in personam liability of a junior mortgage on the debtor’s residence is discharged by a Chapter 7, the lien survives and constitutes an allowed unsecured claim in the debtor’s subsequent Chapter 13 case.
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Practice Tips from Hon. Meredith Jury (Ret.)

(Published with the consent of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Assn Newsletter, October 2021)
By M. Jonathan Hayes, Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
“Advice: look at the returns before they are sent to the trustee and get out in front of it.”
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Escrow 102 – Part 4 of 4

By Michael J. McCormick, Esq., McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC (Roswell, GA)

Part 4 is the conclusion to McCormick’s two-part series (Escrow 101 and 102) discussing the escrow account from start to finish including mortgage servicer’s obligations. This section looks at the shortage only arrears claim.

See also:

Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 1 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 2 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 3 of 4

Click here for Part 1 of 3 – Escrow 101 RESPA and Reg X
Click here for Part 2 of 3 – Escrow 101 What happens to escrow when a bankruptcy case is filed
Click here for Part 3 of 3 – Escrow 101 Q & A

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Appointment of Chapter 13 Standing Trustee

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Effective October 1, 2021, Thomas H. Hooper was appointed Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

CONGRATULATIONS TOM!

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uscourts

From the United States Courts

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Chief Justice Names Conference Committee Chairs

“Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Dow (Missouri-Western) was extended for one year as chair of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.”

positionsopen

Position Opening

(Not password protected)
  • Judgeship – Southern District of New York (Application deadline 12/3/21)
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee or debtor attorneys’ blogs)

During these lean times for attorneys who represent debtors, if you aren’t at least blogging, you may want to think about it. By reaching out to your former clients, you can increase your client base. Think about a newsletter – either paper mail or email. You may be surprised at the results.

courtscales

From the Courts

(Not password protected)
  • District of MD – Proposed Changes to Local Rules – Deadline for Comment 11/1/21
  • Eastern District of CA – NextGen Going Live – CM/ECF will be down Thursday, 10/14/21 at 8:00 PM until Monday, October 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

For Whom Does the Bell Toll?

By Angela M. Scolforo, Staff Attorney to Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Western District of Virginia
Attorney Scolforo brings us another great analysis of an opinion every consumer attorney needs to know about . . . A 70 year-old pro se Debtor . . . , inspired Judge Connelly . . . to issue a 31-page opinion discharging $109,983 in student loans.
October 11, 2021
Archives

The Second Monday in October
More Than a Mattress Sale

13 States Now Designate the Second Monday in October
as Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Native American Day

Scolforo

For Whom Does the Bell Toll?

By Angela M. Scolforo, Staff Attorney to Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Western District of Virginia
Attorney Scolforo brings us another great analysis of an opinion every consumer attorney needs to know about . . . A 70 year-old pro se Debtor . . . , inspired Judge Connelly . . . to issue a 31-page opinion discharging $109,983 in student loans.
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Escrow 102 – Part 3 of 4

By Michael J. McCormick, Esq., McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC (Roswell, GA)

In this series McCormick discusses a mortgage servicer’s obligations with respect to the escrow account upon learning that the borrower has filed bankruptcy. This week McCormick helps us to examine in detail Official Form 410A.

See also:

Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 1 of 4
Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 2 of 4

Click here for Part 1 of 3 – RESPA and Reg X
Click here for Part 2 of 3 – Analysis with Example
Click here for Part 3 of 3 – Q & A

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ncbrc

Two Free Webinars

(Not password protected)

From the Academy

Gravel: So, What’s the Big Deal?

Thursday, October 14th 2:00 eastern/1:00 central/12:00 mtn/11:00 pacific

Much is being written and discussed about an opinion out of Vermont – Gravel. Taggart, Law v. Siegel, Newrez, LLC v. Beckhart are all intertwined, but what does it mean in consumer bankruptcy? Join the Trustee in Gravel, Jan Sensenich, and Hank Hildebrand for the answers.

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From the North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section

Light-Touch Bankruptcy by Professor Jonathan Seymour
Thursday, October 28 12:30 eastern/11:30 central/10:30 mtn/9:30 pacific

This presentation will explore Code-based ways of improving the experience of chapter 13 debtors while also reducing the workload of attorneys, trustees and judges.

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positionsopen

Position Opening

(Not password protected)
  • Judgeship – Southern District of New York(Application deadline 12/3/21)
  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee – Northern District of Indiana – Hammond and South Bend Divisions (Application deadline 10/18/21)
foryourblog

For Your Blog

(Not password protected – this category offers suggestions for trustee or debtor attorneys’ blogs)
courtscales

From the Courts

(Not password protected)
  • Western District of PA – Revised Local Rules effective 11/1 (It appears most of the changes are regarding Chpt 11; however, beginning on page 19, there may be some items consumer attorneys need to note.)
  • District of MD – Proposed Changes to Local Rules – Deadline for Comment 11/1/21
  • Eastern District of CA – NextGen Going Live – CM/ECF will be down Thursday, 10/14/21 at 8:00 PM until Monday, October 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Jay-Fleischman

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

Is Your Law Practice Evolving to Incorporate New Technology

By Jay Fleischman, Managing Attorney at Money Wise Law (Los Angeles, CA)
Fleischman has worked remotely for over a decade so in March of 2020, when most of the rest of us were scrambling to figure out this ‘remote’ working thing, Fleischman’s procedures didn’t change. In this article, he shares tips for making ‘remote’ work, well, work.
October 4, 2021
Archives
hildebrand

Critical Case Comment – Present Value and Attorney’s Fees

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Nashville, TN)
Administrative fees and claims existing when Chapter 13 plan was confirmed would reduce the amounts received by unsecured creditors in a Chapter 7 under the “best interests of creditors test;” unsecured creditors, expected to receive payments over three years, must be paid the “present value” of that stream of payments thus requiring a Chapter 13 plan to pay interest.
Jay-Fleischman

Is Your Law Practice Evolving to Incorporate New Technology

By Jay Fleischman, Managing Attorney at Money Wise Law (Los Angeles, CA)
Fleischman has worked remotely for over a decade so in March of 2020, when most of the rest of us were scrambling to figure out this ‘remote’ working thing, Fleischman’s procedures didn’t change. In this article, he shares tips for making ‘remote’ work, well, work.
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Meet a New Trustee

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Many of you may recognize the name Jack N. Zaharopoulos – he has been in the consumer bankruptcy world almost his entire career. He was appointed as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on May 1st.
mccormick

Escrow 102 – Part 2 of 4

By Michael J. McCormick, Esq., McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC (Roswell, GA)

In this series McCormick discusses a mortgage servicer’s obligations with respect to the escrow account upon learning that the borrower has filed bankruptcy. This week McCormick looks at The History of Escrow Treatment in Bankruptcy which, of course, means the case law you need to be familiar with.

See also:

Click here for Escrow 102 – Part 1 of 4

Click here for Part 1 of 3 – RESPA and Reg X
Click here for Part 2 of 3 – Analysis with Example
Click here for Part 3 of 3 – Q & A

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New Trustee Announced

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CONGRATULATIONS ED SAFIR!!!!

As of October 1st, K. Edward Safir, is a Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District of Georgia. He takes over in cases assigned to Nancy Whaley, Interim Chapter 13 Trustee. No, no, no. Nancy isn’t going anywhere. This is the Trusteeship vacated by Mary Ida Townson after her resignation to work with the United States Trustee Program.

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Judge to Retire

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York announces that Judge Robert D. Drain has declared his intention to retire on June 30, 2022.

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More Trustee Announcements

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DerosaWe say good-bye to two much loved and respected Standing Trustees as they retire -Marianne Derosa and David Rosenthal. Derosa’s cases in New York will be administered by current Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, Krista Preuss. Likewise, Rosenthal’s cases will be administered by Debra L. Miller, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend.

Happy Next Chapter Marianne and David!

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DVDs Now Available

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Weren’t able to attend the NACTT annual conference in Washington, DC? You can still get all the educational benefit for only $150!!

ORDER NOW!

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Judiciary Supplements Judgeship Request, Prioritizes Courthouse Projects

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“Courthouses in Hartford, Connecticut, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been identified as projects for which the Judiciary will request additional federal . . . the following projects have been identified as out-year courthouse priorities — Bowling Green, Kentucky; Anchorage, Alaska; McAllen, Texas; Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia.”

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From the IRS

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Important Item from Last Week: New Contracts Awarded to Private Collection Agencies; Taxpayers May Be Contacted by One of Three Groups

  • CBE Group, Inc., Waterloo, IA
  • Coast Professional, Inc., Albion, NY
  • ConServe, Fairport, NY
positionsopen

Position Opening

(Not password protected)
  • Judgeship – Southern District of New York(Application deadline 12/3/21)
  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee – Northern District of Indiana – Hammond and South Bend Divisions (Application deadline 10/18/21)
courtscales

From the Courts

(Not password protected)
  • Western District of PA – Revised Local Rules effective 11/1 (It appears most of the changes are regarding Chpt 11; however, beginning on page 19, there may be some items consumer attorneys need to note.)
  • District of MD – Proposed Changes to Local Rules – Deadline for Comment 11/1/21
  • Southern District of GA – Going live on NextGen 10/12/21 – CM/ECF will be unavailable from Friday, October 8 at 5:00 PM (EST) until Tuesday, October 12
RobertThomas

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

Passing of Affable, Humanitarian Trustee

By Dynele Schinker-Kuharich, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Canton, OH)
The bankruptcy community has lost a good friend and esteemed colleague, Robert S. Thomas II. In an effort to pay tribute to Robert, who was loved and respected by so many, The NACTT Academy is privileged to share comments, thoughts, and tributes made by Robert’s bankruptcy colleagues.