By Professor Rafael I. Pardo, Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law, Emory Law (Atlanta, GA)
By Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Lauren A. Helbling (Cleveland, OH)
Slavery and Bankruptcy in America – Summary
Professor Rafael Pardo has written an extensive and fascinating article to be . . . → Read More: Slavery and Bankruptcy in America
The Academy is pleased to announce that Mark C. Leffler of Boleman Law Firm, P.C. has been elected President of the NACTT Academy. Boleman represents only consumer debtors in bankruptcy, with offices in Richmond, Hampton, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. As most of you know, the NACTT Academy is a non-profit, tax exempt entity. Although . . . → Read More: New Academy President Elected
Elizabeth Vaughan is back in the news. We first met Ms. Vaughan last year introducing Academy readers to her series of fictional books which take readers on an adventure through the Chronicles of the Warlands.
Now, Ms. Vaughan’s day job has taken her to the next level. Elizabeth A. Vaughan was appointed as . . . → Read More: Former Staff Attorney Appointed Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
February 12, 1771, London, England. Hear ye…hear ye…
At the Turks head tavern Gerrard Street Soho February 12th.1771.
WHEREAS an advertisement was Inserted in the London Gazette on Tuesday the fifth day of this instant February desiring the Creditors who have proved their debts under a Commission of Bankruptcy awarded and forced William Weston late of the . . . → Read More: A Bankruptcy Case in Old England, and a Meeting of Creditors Held in a Tavern
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2014
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUPERVISION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS RISKY PRACTICES IN NONBANK MARKETS Overall CFPB Supervision Activities Return More than $70 Million to 775,000 Consumers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a report highlighting illegal actions uncovered by the Bureau’s supervision of . . . → Read More: CFPB Supervision Report Highlights Risky Practices In Nonbank Markets (i.e. Payday lenders)
Warning Issued About One-Ring Cellphone Scam Got A Charge For $9.84 On Your Credit Card? Beware
We’re there . . . January 10th is right around the corner . . . “The CFPB issued the 2013 RESPA and TILA Final Rules in January 2013 and they take effect on January 10, 2014.“ In addition to the Academy’s archived webinar Oy Vey, More Rule Changes: The CFPB and Regulations X & . . . → Read More: This Week at the CFPB
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) on behalf of its membersi, issued final supervisory guidance entitled “Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance” which is effective immediately. The FFIEC published this Guidance to address the applicability of federal consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted via social media by . . . → Read More: FFIEC Social Media Guidelines
By The Honorable Michael G. Williamson, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
Although written for practitioners in his court, Judge Williamson proposes excellent practice pointers for attorneys nationwide. Click her for complete article.
Judge Michael G. Williamson was appointed to the bench on March 1, 2000. He sits as a bankruptcy judge . . . → Read More: Practice Pointers for Lawyers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2013
Consumer Advocates Urge Senate to Extend Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act Passage Would Ensure that Homeowner Mortgage Forgiveness Is Not Taxed As Income
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to take up legislation that would protect distressed homeowners across the country from getting hit . . . → Read More: Consumer Advocates Urge Senate to Extend Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act