The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a strict liability statute that tilts the playing field against collection agencies. But you can use the FDCPA's Bona Fide Error Defense as an "equalizer" to turn the tables on Plaintiffs! It's easier than you think to implement the "reasonable procedures" necessary to establish this back-stop to FDCPA liability. Learn today what you can do if sued tomorrow and how the defense can work if your agency has already been sued.
Join our seasoned FDCPA litigator Joseph S. Messer for this audio learning event where he explains how to take advantage of the Defense based on his years of experience representing collection agencies throughout the country. Messer says: "We can often use the Bona Fide Error Defense to beat FDCPA lawsuits, even when agency liability is clear cut. But you'd be surprised how few people realize how the Defense can apply, or how to invoke it. And despite what Plaintiffs' attorneys say, most Judges like the Defense because it's fair."
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You're sure to walk away with all the information you need to minimize your exposure to costly lawsuits. Learn to develop ways to avoid being sued in the first place and win lawsuits if sued!
Joseph S. Messer
Joseph S. Messer is a partner with the Chicago firm of Messer & Stilp, Ltd., attorneys who specialize in defending lawsuits brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other State and Federal consumer protection laws. Mr. Messer also specializes in employment law compl... More info