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Ted Connolly
Does the End of the Foreclosure Freeze Mean the Problems are Solved?

As banks lift their foreclosure freezes, many people may assume that the banks have solved their problems in documenting foreclosures. I suggest this is not the case. To understand this, keep in mind one of the problems. This is that an electronic...

J. Michael McBride
Mega Church Files Bankrutpcy

Sagging under the weight of 43 million dollars in debt, the Crystal Cathedral has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy (reorganization). The filing marks the economic downturn's invasion into the mega church arena. Over the years, small churches have...

Doug Cornelius
The Foreclosure Mess and Compliance

Why is the foreclosure machinery of our nation's largest banks suddenly grinding to a halt? The "Produce the Note" movement, encouraging consumers to challenge the lender in foreclosure and make them produce the note. It's not ...

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
The Making of a Trustee

By Russell D. Garrett TCMS Today Chapter 7 Panel Trustee Western District of Washington If someone had told me 29 years ago that I would be practicing law in the bankruptcy area I would have said they were crazy. At that time, I was living...

Stephen Sather
Second Circuit Holds That FDCPA Does Not Apply to Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy

The Second Circuit has held that an allegedly inflated proof of claim cannot form the basis for a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Simmons v. Roundup Funding , No. 09-4984 (2 nd Cir. 10/5/10). The opinion can be found here . In...

Stephen Sather
Highlights from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Day 1

I am attending the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges meeting in New Orleans this week. Here are some highlights. Lawrence P. King Award The Commercial Law League of America presented the Lawrence P. King Award to Judge Burton Lifland from...