Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Debt Buyer Developments

Webinar Date: 
February 16, 2016
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A recent Human Rights Watch report examined how debt buyer corporations are abusing the US court system and sidelining due process through the bundling of debt buyer lawsuits. Debt buyers file hundreds of thousands of lawsuits every year. Default judgment is often handed to the debt buyers without requiring them to provide credible evidence to support their claims and demonstrate that they actually served notice against the person being sued. Errors are commonplace with cases being brought against the wrong people, for the wrong amounts, and beyond the statute of limitations.

Improve your ability to fight cases against debt buyers. Learn about recent developments relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and debt buying. This webinar is geared to intermediate and advanced lawyers with a strong understanding of the FDCPA.

What You Will Learn

  • 15 U.S.C. §1692i
  • Addition of fees, charges, and interest to debts, including Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC, 786 F.3d 246 (2d Cir. 2015),  “retroactive interest”, and  Stratton v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, 770 F.3d 443 (6th Cir. 2014)
  • Collection of time-barred debts
  • Litigation conduct by debt buyers and recent CFPB orders on that subject, including ones against  Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, Portfolio Recovery Associates, and Encore Capital Group (Midland Funding)
  • Meaning of the damage cap in 15 U.S.C. §1692k
  • Commissioners on Uniform State Laws consideration of debt buying statute


Daniel A. Edelman is a 1976 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. Virtually all of his practice at Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, L.L.C, involves litigation on behalf of consumers. He is the author or coauthor of numerous publications on class actions and consumer protection law, including Predatory Lending in Illinois (2001), Consumer Class Action Manual (2nd-4th editions), among many others.

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