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Tag Archives: Jillian Farrar

Civil Litigation: New proposed rules for the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act could mean big changes for debt collectors and consumers

Jillian K. Farra

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). These proposed changes could have a dramatic effect on attorneys representing consumers and debt collectors. The FDCPA ...

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Civil Litigation: Clearly defining the scope of representation—reducing malpractice risk through the engagement letter

A recent decision by the Southern District of New York reminds practitioners of the importance of a well-crafted and detailed engagement letter. On Sept. 12, Judge William H. Pauley III denied Seward & Kissel, LLP’s Motion to Dismiss the $10 ...

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Civil Litigation: The FDCPA — what you don’t know can hurt you

For attorneys attempting to collect non-commercial debts for their clients, familiarity with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is essential. The unwary attorney serving as a “debt collector” may expose him/herself to liability for failing to strictly comply with ...

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