Tag Archives: debt relief agency

Justices: Bankruptcy lawyers are ‘debt relief agencies’

Bankruptcy attorneys are "debt relief agencies" under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, and are therefore subject to its regulations, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in an opinion written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Read More »

Top bankruptcy law stories of 2009

It started out as a busy year for bankruptcy attorneys – and it just became busier as filings continued to rise. From the start of 2009, experts warned novice bankruptcy attorneys to do their homework before jumping into the specialized ...

Read More »

ABA files brief in ‘debt relief agency’ case

The American Bar Association has filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the bankruptcy reform law that restricts advice given to debtors by “debt relief agencies” should not apply to attorneys.

Read More »