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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companies

As reported by DeWayne Sheaffer, President of NEA’s National Council for Higher Education, this past summer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) listened to the voices of more than 30,000 frustrated Americans, including thousands of NEA members, who were tired of receiving bad or unclear information from their student loan servicers. Thanks to the efforts of…

Michigan Bankruptcy Court Judge Rules that Unemployment Insurance Agency Quadruple Damage Penalties are Dischargeable in Chapter 13!

Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court Judge Mark Randon ruled that the “super discharge” provisions of Chapter 13 operate to discharge the quadruple damage penalty assessed by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (“the Agency”) determined that the debtor was overpaid $6,897.00 in unemployment benefits because she intentionally failed to report…

In re: Harris: What should the Chapter 13 trustee do with funds that the trustee has received but not yet distributed

Harris v. Viegelahn : Basic House-Keeping in Consumer Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Law Letter July 2015 35 No. 7 Bankruptcy Law Letter NL 1 In a rare unanimous case, the Supreme Court has finally resolved a question that has nagged courts for decades. Harris v. Viegelahn,[ ] involved a Chapter 13 case that was converted to Chapter 7. The…

Validity, Construction, and Application of 18 U.S.C.A. § 152(2), Prohibiting Knowingly and Fraudulently Making False Oath or Account in or in Relation to Any Bankruptcy Case

Validity, Construction, and Application of 18 U.S.C.A. § 152(2), Prohibiting Knowingly and Fraudulently Making False Oath or Account in or in Relation to Any Bankruptcy Case American Law Reports ALR Federal 2d The ALR databases are made current by the weekly addition of relevant new cases. 90 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 333 (Originally published in 2014) Title 18…

Common-Law Fraud, Deceit, or Manipulation in Connection with Purchase or Sale of Securities Under 11 U.S.C.A. § 523(a)(19)

Exception to Discharge in Bankruptcy for Debts Arising Out of Violation of Securities Laws or Common-Law Fraud, Deceit, or Manipulation in Connection with Purchase or Sale of Securities Under 11 U.S.C.A. § 523(a)(19) American Law Reports ALR Federal 2d The ALR databases are made current by the weekly addition of relevant new cases. 91 A.L.R. Fed. 2d…

Construction and Application of 18 U.S.C.A. § 152(4), Prohibiting Knowing and Fraudulent Presentment of False Claim for Proof Against Bankruptcy Estate

Construction and Application of 18 U.S.C.A. § 152(4), Prohibiting Knowing and Fraudulent Presentment of False Claim for Proof Against Bankruptcy Estate American Law Reports ALR Federal 2d The ALR databases are made current by the weekly addition of relevant new cases. 92 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 559 (Originally published in 2015) This annotation collects and discusses the cases…

Construction and Application of 11 U.S.C.A. § 511(a) Providing for Rate of Interest on Tax Claim

Construction and Application of 11 U.S.C.A. § 511(a) Providing for Rate of Interest on Tax Claim American Law Reports ALR Federal 2d The ALR databases are made current by the weekly addition of relevant new cases. 93 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 151 (Originally published in 2015) Under § 511(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, a creditor that is a…

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