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Month: November 2009

BAPCPA Man #15 – BAPCPA Man continues his battle with Mortgantua (Part 3)

Note: This cartoon is posted on the NYBankruptcyNet site with the express permission of the creators of BAPCPA Man. Click here to see a larger version of BAPCPA Man #15:  BAPCPA Man vs Mortgangua #3. If you’re worried about foreclosure and mortgage problems and are contemplating filing bankruptcy in New York along with other options, …

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Happy Thanksgiving from Rosenberg Musso and Weiner and BAPCPA Man!

Wishing you peace and happiness for the Thanksgiving holiday.  May you and your family be well protected from creditors by BAPCPA Man and a good, experienced New York bankruptcy lawyer from Rosenberg Musso & Weiner LLP. Note: This cartoon is posted on the NYBankruptcyNet site with the express permission of the creators of BAPCPA Man. …

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Credit card companies increase rates as holiday season approaches

Just in case you thought things weren’t bad enough, the credit card companies are stepping up to make sure you know that things can get worse according to a recent article in the Denver Post. As holiday season approaches, credit card companies have been raising rates (sometimes double or event triple the previous rate), increasing …

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Loan modification scams and U.S. Foreclosure Relief

There’s a great recent post by Professor Katie Porter on the CreditSlips.org blog about loan modification scams. If you’ve read other posts on NYBankruptcyNet on the topic of loan modifications, hopefully you’re familiar with the basic gist:  namely that any non-lawyer loan modification service (and unfortunately, some lawyer loan modification services) are almost always scams.  …

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Bankruptcy Bill’s Bankruptcy Song Contest

A song contest might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of bankruptcy.  But apparently, it is for the folks at the Bankruptcy Bill cartoon site. So if you have any thoughts or feelings about the topic of bankruptcy, whether from personal experience or otherwise, here’s a wonderful opportunity to …

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Wall Street Journal says “Beware of ‘Debt-Relief’ offers”

I always try to warn people to avoid the empty promises of debt relief and debt settlement companies that require up-front fees and imply that you’ll only need to pay pennies on the dollar. Now, the Wall Street Journal is warning people as well in a recent article (“Beware of ‘Debt-Relief’ Offers“).  The article notes …

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Debit cards, overdraft fees and involuntary loans

The Center For Responsible Lending, a nonprofit and non-partisan research and policy organization focused on fighting abusive lending practices, is warning people to beware of recent changes banks have made to their debit card policies. Previously, if you attempted a transaction with your debit card and you did not have enough money in your account …

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Preference Actions: What is the “New Value” defense?

In a previous post (“Defenses to Preference Actions – Part I“), I explained that there are three common defenses to preference actions (also often called “preference lawsuits”) that you can use if you’ve received a demand letter from a bankruptcy trustee, from counsel to a Debtor-In-Possession or counsel to a creditors committee. In subsequent posts …

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Preference Actions: What is the “contemporaneous exchange” defense?

In a previous post (“Defenses to Preference Actions – Part I“), I explained that there are three common defenses to preference actions (also often called “preference lawsuits”) that you can use if you’ve received a demand letter from a bankruptcy trustee, from counsel to a Debtor-In-Possession or counsel to a creditors committee. In a subsequent …

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