This update lists important bankruptcy & mortgage developments, and new reports, webinars, and trainings:
1. ATTENTION BANKRUPTCY and MORTGAGE ATTORNEYS--New Rules and Official Forms effective Dec. 1 respond to mortgage claim documentation problems. Go to http://www.nclc.org/form10 for a special 6 page NCLC REPORTS analyzing the changes and reprinting sample pleadings under the new bankruptcy rules.
2. NCLC’s Bankruptcy Mortgage Project website, www.bankruptcymortgageproject.org organizes and provides access to more than 500 local rules, forms, general orders, and court opinions on mortgage issues in consumer bankruptcy cases across the U.S.
3.NCLC REPORTS September/October issues:
Bankruptcy & Foreclosures Edition: state sup. ct. upholds foreclosure mediation and standing requirements; FAQs on mortgage "strip off"
Consumer Credit & Usury Edition: consumer attorneys and housing counselors not SAFE Act loan originators; tolling TILA's one year limitations period
Debt Collection& Repo Edition: FDCPA violation for false threats to report obsolete debts; credit card collection as FCBA violation; state repo laws apply to national banks; debt buyer suits stalled
Deceptive Practices & Warranties Edition: UDAP challenges to loan modification abuses; new FTC rule on mortgage advertising .
4. NCLC Webinar Series continues: Dec.7 at 2PM: " GUARDIAN ACCOUNTABILITY AND MONITORING: WHERE DO WE STAND?”. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for this and future webinars. Go to http://www.nclc.org/conferences-training/webinars.html for FREE downloads of over 50 past webinars.
5. SAVE THE DATE: Fair Debt Collection Practices Training Conference is in New Orleans, Feb. 23-24, 2012. Registration will open mid-December at: www.nclc.org/conferences-training/fair-debt-collection-practices-conference.html Get up to speed on your first debt collection abuse cases and proceed to more in-depth sessions on developing fair debt collection cases and a fair debt collection law practice. Faculty includes the top Fair Debt Collections Lawyers from across the country. CLE credit.