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Not Your Typical Holiday Season for Creditor Rights Attorneys

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Not Your Typical Holiday Season for Creditor Rights Attorneys

December is a month many of us look forward to for many reasons. The holidays, family, and time off are undoubtedly at the top of the list. Also, on the list at this time of year is our opportunity to catch up on work. Continue Reading

by Chip Stacy
12/8/2021


Reg F is Here and Now the Work Begins

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Reg F is Here and Now the Work Begins

Greetings! Wow, that felt like a marathon and a sprint all at once, but we made it to and through November 30, 2021. The new Debt Collection Rules are now live-but as we all know the work doesn’t stop now, it is really just beginning. NCBA’s Compliance Peer Forum worked diligently... Continue Reading

by Liz Terry
12/2/2021


Message from NCBA President: Excited to Get Started!

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Message from NCBA President: Excited to Get Started!

In all of my decisions, the NCBA Mission will always be at the forefront of my mind. Continue Reading

by Chip Stacy
11/4/2021


Legal Service of Process Leader ProVest Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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Legal Service of Process Leader ProVest Celebrates 30th Anniversary

ProVest, an industry leader in serving legal process, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In 1991 Scott Strady founded the firm with the vision to create a nationwide network of agents, down to the county level, to manage the entire process of service for law firms and banking clients. Continue Reading

by Joel Rosenthal
11/4/2021


ProVest and Vertican Technologies Partner on Q-LawE Software Integration

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ProVest and Vertican Technologies Partner on Q-LawE Software Integration

TAMPA, Fla. -- ProVest, an industry leader in serving legal process, announced that it is now fully integrated with Vertican’s Q-LawE platform. Vertican’s software offers many benefits, namely time savings and human data entry error elimination. “While we pride ourselves on... Continue Reading

by Joel Rosenthal
07/14/2021


Message from NCBA President: See You in Orlando!

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Message from NCBA President: See You in Orlando!

Greetings NCBA Members, Happy Easter and Passover to you and yours! It is hard to believe that by the time I see you in Orlando it will have been 19 months since many of us have seen each other in person. When we were last together at the 2019 Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., I was welcomed... Continue Reading

by Mark Groves
04/1/2021


Supreme Court of Florida Expands Reach of Reciprocal Attorney Fees Statute

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Supreme Court of Florida Expands Reach of Reciprocal Attorney Fees Statute

By Ronald S. CanterEsquire In Ham v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., 2020 WL 7778178, (Case No. SC18-2142, decided Dec. 31, 2020), the Supreme Court of Florida held that a unilateral attorney fee provision in a credit card agreement, benefiting only the creditor, is made reciprocal under... Continue Reading

01/7/2021


Reaffirmation: 7 Things Every Creditor’s Attorney Should Know

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Reaffirmation: 7 Things Every Creditor’s Attorney Should Know

Filing a reaffirmation agreement in a chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding is a commonplace occurrence for many attorneys. Continue Reading

12/10/2020


CFPB Publishes Final Rule on Debt Collection Practices

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CFPB Publishes Final Rule on Debt Collection Practices

On October 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Final Rule under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), applying the FDCPA to modern communication technologies such as email and text messaging, among other provisions. Continue Reading

11/19/2020


Optimism Shines Bright for NCBA

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Optimism Shines Bright for NCBA

Chip StacyHood & Stacy P.A. My recent election as President-Elect of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) is fortunate timing for me as the hard work of the organization has given rise to a great amount of optimism for 2021. Led by Liz Terry and Mark Groves, NCBA successfully hosted a... Continue Reading

by Chip Stacy
11/12/2020


ADA Protects Lawyers With Disabilities, But We Must Do More

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ADA Protects Lawyers With Disabilities, But We Must Do More

NCBA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee shares this article with you as part of its initiatives to educate NCBA's members on discrimination in the legal profession, including against people with disabilities. Continue Reading

08/13/2020


The Murky Problem of Enforcing Post-Petition Consumer Debt in Chapter 13

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The Murky Problem of Enforcing Post-Petition Consumer Debt in Chapter 13

What happens when a debtor in an active chapter 13 case incurs debt post-petition and does not pay it? The answer requires a slog through multiple code sections and even then, the answer is murky. Continue Reading

08/6/2020