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WASHINGTON – The Connecticut Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys have filed suit challenging the U.S. Trustees interpretation of attorneys as debt relief agencies under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act.

The plaintiffs are asking the court to clarify whether attorneys were intended to be included under the definition of a debt relief agency after the U.S. Trustees have filed briefs in more than one case stating that Congress intended attorneys to be covered (In re: Attorneys at Law and Debt Relief Agencies in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Division, for example).

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