Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Litigation and Enforcement Actions: Developing Effective Defense Strategies for New and Emerging Claims and Managing Government Enforcement Actions Arising From the FDCPA and the FCRA

July 28, 2016 4:50pm

Neal F. Bailen

Stites & Harbison PLLC

Geoffrey K. Milne

Hunt Leibert Jacobson, PC

Dylan W. Howard

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

  • Trends in FDCPA litigation
  • New and innovative FDCPA claims from the plaintiffs’ bar – and how to defend against them
  • Minimizing the risk of exposure to FDCPA claims
  • Heightened scrutiny of potential FDCPA violations
  • Impact of CFPB rulemaking on debt collection litigation
  • Preparing for and managing actions taken by state attorneys general and federal and state regulatory agencies relating to debt collection practices
  • How debt collectors have adapted their internal compliance and auditing policies and procedures to minimize future litigation
  • Understanding and making use of statistics and data related to debt collection litigation
  • Strategies for calculating damages based on net worth
  • Assessing the risks associated with sales of debt by creditors
  • How clients are working with debt collectors to ensure proper oversight
  • Chain of title issues
  • Potential impact of the Supreme Court’s decision as to whether a plaintiff asserting a claim under a statute providing for statutory damages (specifically, the FCRA) has standing to bring the case when the plaintiff has suffered no damages
  • Impact of CFPB and FTC actions relating to the FCRA
  • Trends in FCRA litigation
  • Best practices for defending against FCRA claims and class actions
  • Minimizing the risk of exposure to FCRA claims
  • State claims and FCRA preemption