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Defending FDCPA Claims Based on Collection Letters

Find out what you can and can't say in a collections letter to remain compliant with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The defects in collection letters form the primary basis of claims against debt collectors. This topic will provide an overview of the typical claims that are brought against debt collectors pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the best defenses against such claims; a discussion of recent cases involving claims emerging from the language and format used in collection letters; and practical do's and don'ts to avoid common FDCPA violations.

Runtime: 64 minutes
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Agenda

Is There a Perfect Form Letter? Overview of Typical Claims Arising From Collection Letters

Specific Claims and Defenses Under Sections 1692d 1692e, 1692f and 1692g

Risks of Exposure to Potential Class Action Claims

Survey of Recent FDCPA Decisions and Emerging Trends

Best Practices: Avoiding Common FDCPA Violations

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This course was last revised on October 26, 2017.

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  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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Barbara Fernandez

Barbara Fernandez

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • Partner in the Miami office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and a member of the firmís Consumer Financial Services Practice Group
  • A litigator who focuses much of her practice in the area of consumer and class action litigation and is recognized for efficiently resolving litigation disputes involving consumer claims
  • In the consumer and class action litigation arena, she has successfully handled complex claims for her clients, including individual and class action claims arising from the application of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), and state consumer protection laws
  • Has trained clients in the consumer lending industry regarding compliance with the FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA
  • Was selected as one of South Florida Business Journalís 40 Under 40, which recognizes South Floridaís brightest up-and-coming professionals under 40 years of age for their professional success and community involvement
  • J.D. degree, University of Miami; B.A. degree, cum laude, Florida International University
Concepcion A. Montoya

Concepcion A. Montoya

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • Partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Brings more than 17 years of trial and litigation experience to her practice, specifically consumer defense and employment law
  • Widely recognized for successful strategies that resolve litigation disputes involving consumer defense claims and employment law
  • Has designed and conducted training workshops for clients in the consumer lending industry regarding compliance with the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA and regulations promulgated by the Consumer Federal Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Was awarded Legal Rookie of the Year 2000 to 2001, for demonstration of outstanding performance, promise, dedication, a solid work ethic, constructive attitude, and willingness to contribute to a positive work environment
  • In 2004, received the Municipal Affairs Award for outstanding achievement in the New York City Law Department, from the Municipal Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • J.D. degree, Brooklyn Law School; B.A. degree, New York University
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Product ID: 400982
Published 2017
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