The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a powerful tool against abusive collection practices, including unfair and deceptive practices by debt buyers and collection attorneys occurring in the context of state court consumer collection litigation and judgment enforcement.
The Act’s strict liability standard and mandatory attorney’s fees provisions are not, however, a guarantee of success – a wide variety of issues, from statutory coverage and definitions (i.e., who is a “debt collector," what constitutes a “debt," etc.) to the “bona fide error” defense, to the requirement that violations be “material” – can pose obstacles for practitioners unfamiliar with the Act and the abundant case law interpreting it. Conversely, without familiarity with the Act, practitioners may not recognize violations that occur in the context of high volume collection and judgment enforcement practice.
Join Dan Schlanger for a discussion of how to skillfully vet, plead and litigate FDCPA claims based on unfair and deceptive conduct occurring during the course of state court collection litigation and post-judgment enforcement. Mr. Schlanger is a partner at Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP, where he focuses on class action and other significant affirmative consumer litigation brought under the FDCPA and other state and federal statutes.
very good speaker.
A thorough, practical conversation of how best to skillfully vet, plead as well as litigate FDCPA claims grounded on unfair and deceptive conduct occurring during state court collection litigation and post-judgment enforcement.