Pamela Foohey, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Robert M. Lawless, University of Illinois College of Law Katherine M. Porter, University of California – Irvine School of Law Deborah Thorne, University of Idaho Date Written: February 20, 2018 94 Notre Dame Law Review __ (forthcoming 2018) Abstract The time before a person files bankruptcy is sometimes called the […]
Sanctioned for causing ‘unconscionable’ harm to their clients Report from the Department of Justice, 2/13/18 – Law Solutions Chicago, doing business as “UpRight Law”, UpRight’s managing partner Kevin Chern, and affiliated partner attorneys Darren Delafield and John C. Morgan Jr. were sanctioned hundreds thousands of dollars “for causing ‘unconscionable’ harm to their clients”.
The IRS indicates it will give taxpayers and their representative written notice that the accounts are being transferred to the private collection agencies. The agencies are to send a second, separate letter to the taxpayer and their representative confirming this transfer.
The following is a summary of USA Today article. It is important that you know the type of student loan (federal or private), the guarantors of the student loan (parents, etc), and the law of the state where you live. This article cannot walk you through each variation of different student loans, but the goal […]
Once again the New York Times reports on Wells Fargo’s fraudulent account scandal. No, this is not the same one from 2016, this is a new one where the bank just “found” more than a million additional unauthorized accounts, raising the total to 3.5 million accounts. “Every time we get one of these announcements, the […]
The American Bankruptcy Institute ‘ABI’ released a report addressing the astronomically high failure rate of chapter 13 bankruptcy. The findings are not surprising for those of us who work in this world, but are shocking for the rest of the consumer community. It is likely that many bankruptcy judges have never had a successful chapter […]
CFPB REPORT WARNS THAT TAKING OUT A REVERSE MORTGAGE LOAN CAN BE AN EXPENSIVE WAY TO MAXIMIZE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS Reprint from The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (8/24/2017) CFPB issued a report warning older consumers about taking out a reverse mortgage loan in order to bridge the gap in income while delaying Social Security […]
CFPB – new report “Innovation Highlights: Emerging Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs” Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” released a new data finding that nearly half of student loan borrowers leave school owing at least $20,000 – double the number of borrowers a decade ago. The Bureau also found that more borrowers are taking out student […]
In an article published by Housingwire, author Ben Lane, Wells Fargo announced that it will pay $108 million to the federal government to settle allegations that the bank overcharged military veterans for refinance loans.
By Bill Purdy The following are some excerpts from a very informative blog on a well-known consumer bankruptcy advocate’s web site: www.BankruptcySoapBox.com. Spoiler Alert: As a borrower, you are an expendable resource in home loan servicing to be exploited for fees and charges. Borrowers just trying to keep their homes are subject to a campaign […]