Defending a Consumer Debt Case

Production Date: February 06, 2017 Practice Areas: Banking Law and Litigation Estimated Length: 3638 minutes


$ 59 Banking Law and Litigation In Stock

Court dockets across the country are saturated with lawsuits from banks and debt buyers seeking to recoup defaulted credit card and student loan debts.  Many cases are brought by high-volume collection firms that file lawsuits by the hundreds. This course provides an overview of best practices for responding, along with a discussion of affirmative defenses, counterclaims, and discovery devices, with some specific examples from New York for illustration. We also discuss the distinctions between original creditors and debt buyers, and how that distinction can affect the debtors' available defenses.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss answering the complaint and potential defenses 
  2. Identify potential affirmative defenses, with an analysis of original creditors vs. debt buyers, statute of limitations issues, and the documentary evidence defense
  3. Understand counterclaims, such as claims under FDCPA for any false or deceptive practices
  4. Understand various discovery devices such as Notices to Admit, Interrogatories, and Demand for Production of Documents 
Matthew N.
New York, NY

Really good program.

Randy B.
New York, NY

Very good presentation and insight.

Brian B.
New York, NY

The lecture was informative

Chris V.
Geneva, NY


Westminster, CA

The practical approach examples were very helpful.

John H.
San Antonio, TX

Good topic choice

Dimitry K.
Philadelphia, PA

Best class I have listened to yet. Very informative.

Joseph V.
Ronkonkoma, NY

very good and informative

Brian O.
Merrick, NY

Excellent introduction for a one hour course. I will look for other courses from this guy.

Linda B.
Weston, CT

Speaker very good

Anne R.
Naperville, IL

great speaker, very knowledgeable.

Patrick C.
Dallas, TX

This guy was great; passionate, practical, and clearly both knows what he's doing and loves doing it. Great stuff.

Robert T.
Houston, TX

I represent creditors. Simon did a great job.

Jessie A.
Antigo, WI

Good instructor!

Brian K.
Manhattan, NY

This course was terrific. The faculty was not only knowledgeable but incredibly engaging and enthusiastic about the subject matter.

Teresa W.
Houston, TX

Very detailed presentation, chock full of practice tips.

Edgar G.
Commerce, TX

Superb presentation

Carolyn G.
Knoxville, TN

Excellent! One of the best I've seen. Lots of practical information presented clearly.

Carl S.
Cerritos, CA

Good lecture.

Ingrid H.
Austin, TX

once again, an excellent instructor.

Charles H.
Dallas, TX


Robert B.
Garden City, NY

Very Informatiove

Kevin S.
Yorktown Heights, NY

Great speaker, great presentation

Linda R.
Roslyn Heights, NY

Worth every second of listening! Wealth of information and interesting scholar who clearly is a seasoned litigator.

Lynne T.
Minneapolis, MN

Thank you!

Danielle W.
Waxhaw, NC

Totally new area of the law for me - this was extremely informative.

Kathleen O.
Greensboro, NC

Practical and helpful information delivered with enthusiasm kept my attention. Thank you.

Leslie L.

Great presentation! Well organized! Lots of useful information.

Panky J.
Carver, MN