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Largest Federal Response in U.S. History Passes U.S. Senate
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Largest Federal Response in U.S. History Passes U.S. Senate

The CARES ACT, the largest federal response in U.S. history contained in H.R.748, provides immediate relief to those affected by COVID-19. The bill passed the US Senate by a vote of 96-0. NCBA was pleased to see that the bill does not specifically include any prohibition on debt collection. Continue Reading

03/26/2020


Oppose H.R.6379 & S.3565 - A Complete Blanket Ban on Debt Collection
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Oppose H.R.6379 & S.3565 - A Complete Blanket Ban on Debt Collection

During this challenging time, NCBA is doing everything it can to help its member law firms and attorneys nationwide continue their professional activities and navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as safely as possible. To that end, NCBA already sent a letter to the White House and... Continue Reading

03/25/2020


NCBA Submits Letter to Trump Administration
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NCBA Submits Letter to Trump Administration

In a letter to the Trump Administration, NCBA President Mark Groves and Executive Director Liz Terry addressed concerns that have arisen out of suggestions by certain lawmakers that eliminating the work of the creditors rights attorneys is a prudent action that should be taken. Continue Reading

03/20/2020


Federal Court Holds that Service of Complaint on Consumer Represented by Counsel Permitted
Federal Court Holds that Service of Complaint on Consumer Represented by Counsel Permitted

Under FDCPA Exception for Direct Communication With Consumer With Express Permission of Court Continue Reading

03/19/2020


COVID-19 Update from Mark Groves and Liz Terry
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COVID-19 Update from Mark Groves and Liz Terry

To all NCBA Members, Above all, we want to stress that the well-being of our members, your families, and your businesses are our primary concern. In less than a week, so much has changed: schools, courts, and many governments have closed. Our borders are closed with our neighboring countries and... Continue Reading

03/18/2020


NCBA's Statement on COVID-19
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NCBA's Statement on COVID-19

National Creditors Bar Association is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of its members and attendees of its events. To address the concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), NCBA is closely following the latest assessments from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Continue Reading

03/12/2020


Court Brief: Graziano on Chopping Block Before 3rd Circuit En Banc Hearing
Court Brief: Graziano on Chopping Block Before 3rd Circuit En Banc Hearing

On February 19th, something unusual took place in the Third Circuit. Continue Reading

03/4/2020


NCBA Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court of Florida
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NCBA Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court of Florida

Arguing That Florida’s Reciprocal Attorney Fee Statute Does Not Apply When a Creditor Sues on an Account Stated Cause of Action Continue Reading

02/26/2020


Federal Appeals Court Contemplates Overruling Two Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Rulings
Federal Appeals Court Contemplates Overruling Two Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Rulings

Updated: Friday, February 21, 2020 by Ronald S. Canter, Esquire The Law Offices of Ronald S. Canter, LLC The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in a text only order entered on February 11, 2020, directed parties in a pending appeal (Ricco v. Sentry Credit, Inc., Appeal No. 18-1463, 2018 WL 638748... Continue Reading

02/20/2020


5 Topics in 5 Minutes
5 Topics in 5 Minutes

NCBA members help consumers understand and work toward a fair resolution to resolve debt. Continue Reading

02/6/2020


Advocacy, Lobbying, and The Grateful Dead
Advocacy, Lobbying, and The Grateful Dead

Updated: Friday, February 21, 2020 by Nathan Willner NCBA Government Affairs Officer What does The Grateful Dead have to do with advocacy? More on that later. I am happy to report that 2020 has started off with NCBA’s advocacy effort running on all cylinders. To organize all of the... Continue Reading

01/30/2020


Maryland Collection Attorneys Subject to Back to Back Court of Appeal Rulings
Maryland Collection Attorneys Subject to Back to Back Court of Appeal Rulings

On January 27, 2020 the Maryland Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 ruling, held that homeowner association assessments (HOA) come within the definition of a “consumer debt” . Continue Reading

01/30/2020