June 26, 2017

Consumer Bankruptcy Fee Study

I have just finished reading Lois Lupica’s paper on her impressive consumer bankruptcy fee … [Read more...]

Cramdown and the Cost of Mortgage Credit

Joshua Goodman at the Harvard Kennedy School and I have a new paper out examining the impact of … [Read more...]

Bank of America Drops Case Against TN Bankruptcy Trustee, Henry “Hank” Hildebrand; Agrees to Pay Attorney Fees, Apologized

Bank of America Drops Case Against TN trustee; Agrees to Pay Attorney Fees Charlotte, N.C.-based … [Read more...]

Sovereign Debt

From the the second volumn of J.F. Molloy, Court Life Below Stairs (rev ed. 1885), regarding events … [Read more...]

Straight Outta Compton… Straight Into Default – City May Declare Bankruptcy by September

City of Compton may declare bankruptcy by September: officials (Reuters) – The City of … [Read more...]

The New Cramdown

For the past couple of years, I've been thinking that cramdown is dead as a policy solution. … [Read more...]

Fighting Foreclosure Fatigue

Folks in Washington tell me there is a general sense of “foreclosure fatigue” in our nation’s … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Immigrants

Fascinating story in the Guardian about Irish debtors temporarily moving to the UK in order to gain … [Read more...]

Where People File Chapter 13

Between states, there is a big disparity in the rate at which people file bankruptcy. Over the past … [Read more...]

Tax Rebates Lead to Bankruptcy Filings

Jialan Wang has a blog post up summarizing her and her co-authors very interesting NBER paper … [Read more...]

FireDogLake Book Salon on BROKE

On Sunday, March 25, from 5-7pm Eastern/2-4pm Pacific, I am live-blogging about Broke: How Debt … [Read more...]

Katie Porter Named Independent Monitor for California’s Part of National Mortgage Settlement

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has appointed Credit Slip's own Katie Porter as … [Read more...]

Evaluating Mandatory Financial Education in Bankruptcy

In 2005, Congress amended bankruptcy law to require individual debtors with primarily consumer debts … [Read more...]

Littwin on Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

A few weeks ago, Katie Porter noted the release of the new book, Broke: How Debt Bankrupts the … [Read more...]

Teach Consumer Bankruptcy

It's the time of year when professors, including those who are adjunct professors or are … [Read more...]

Fixing the "Fixed" Forms

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the Forms Modernization Project's effort to create new forms … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Implications of AG Settlement

Even though I was up at 4am Pacific this morning, the AG and federal government mortgage settlement … [Read more...]

The Backdrop for BROKE: Consumer Debt Then and Now

In the introductory chapter of the book, Broke: How Debt Bankrupts the Middle Class,  I present some … [Read more...]

Consumer Friendly Forms for Bankruptcy

In many respects, bankruptcy is a one-size-fits-all legal process. Yes, there are ample differences … [Read more...]

The GM & Chrysler Success

During the State of the Union address, the President crowed about the success of the GM/Chrysler … [Read more...]

How to Address Apparent Racial Disparity in the Consumer Bankruptcy System

The article discussed in the N.Y. Times story today is heavily empirical. It is also deliberately … [Read more...]

Race and Chapter 13

As Adam noted in his kind post, the New York Times today featured our study, "Race, Attorney … [Read more...]

Race and Chapter 13

As Adam noted in his kind post, the New York Times today featured our study, "Race, Attorney … [Read more...]

Kudos to Jean Braucher and Bob Lawless!

A new study by Credit Slips own Jean Braucher and Bob Lawless (with Dov Cohen) on race and … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy, Backwards

Credit Slips Own Anna Gelpern has a great new article in the Yale Law Journal that very much … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Timelines and Mortgage Delinquency: More Evidence from Bankruptcy

At the end of a lively session yesterday at Duke Law School featuring Professor Stephen Ware of … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Timelines and Mortgage Delinquency: More Evidence from Bankruptcy

At the end of a lively session yesterday at Duke Law School featuring Professor Stephen Ware of … [Read more...]

What is the Relationship Between Credit Cards and Mortgage Delinquency?

Previously I mentioned this new paper on homeowners in bankruptcy in the American Bankruptcy Law … [Read more...]

BROKE: A New Book on Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy

Just in time for New Year's resolutions on 1) reading more, 2) paring back your own debt, and … [Read more...]

In or Out of Mortgage Trouble? A Study of Bankrupt Homeowners

This is a newly published paper  in the American Bankruptcy Law Journal that I was lucky to work on … [Read more...]

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