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  • Mr. Fear Will Be Speaking on “When the Tenant Files Bankruptcy” in February 2011
    Mr. Fear Will Be Speaking on “When the Tenant Files Bankruptcy” in February 2011

    Mr. Fear will be speaking at a Sterling Education Seminar on February 3, 2011, on the topic “When the Tenant Files Bankruptcy.” The title for the program is “Commercial & Residential Landlord Tenants ...

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  • Will Your Attorney Be With You When You Go To Bankrutpcy Court?
    Will Your Attorney Be With You When You Go To Bankrutpcy Court?

    When you hire a bankruptcy lawyer, you probably assume that lawyer or another attorney from that lawyer’s firm will be with you when you “go to court.” (The technical name for the court hearing is the ...

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  • MERS: Should Counties Sue Them to Collect Unpaid Recording Fees?
    MERS: Should Counties Sue Them to Collect Unpaid Recording Fees?

    Whenever a document is recorded with a county recorder, the recording party must pay a recording fee. This includes the initial filing of a mortgage or deed of trust (they are essentially identical in ...

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  • Nationwide Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Rise 11%
    Nationwide Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Rise 11%

    Nationwide, consumer bankruptcy filings rose 11% in the first three quarters of 2010, as compared to the same period in 2009. Interestingly, the filings in the Eastern District of California (approx. ...

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  • FTC Bans Upfront Fees by Debt Negotiators
    FTC Bans Upfront Fees by Debt Negotiators

    The FTC enacted a new rule, effective October 27, 2010, that will ban debt negotiators from collecting an advance fee before the debt has been negotiated . This is a serious problem, as I have ...

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  • 9th Circuit BAP Tells Wells Fargo No More Freezing Bank Accounts
    9th Circuit BAP Tells Wells Fargo No More Freezing Bank Accounts

    The Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel castigated Wells Fargo for a practice that has been the bane of many debtors and their counsel. Wells Fargo has a procedure whereby it automatically ...

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