American Bar Association
 
Consumer Financial Services: Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee

ABA Section of Business Law


Consumer Financial Services:
Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee


Mission Statement

The subcommittee focuses on two different areas: consumer debt collection practices and the aspects of bankruptcy which affect consumer financial services. With respect to debt collection, the subcommittee monitors developments under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state laws regulating the collection of debts. Among other things, the subcommittee is following the potential liability of creditors for the activities of their debt collectors, the requirement that the "actual debt" be included in communications, and the evolving standards for determining whether communications are "misleading." The subcommittee also reports on several developing consumer bankruptcy areas, including the proposed amendments to the bankruptcy code, the interaction between reaffirmation, repossession and the discharge injunction, and the use of class actions in bankruptcy courts.

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Leadership

Sub-Committee Chair:

Maurice, Donald

Sub-Committee Vice-Chairs:

Enloe, Caren
Leeth, Alan

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Beyond the Promise to Pay: How Security Interests Help Ensure a Successful Lending Transaction

    01/26/2017-01/26/2017

    Even a well-drafted loan agreement can spell losses for your lending clients if the borrower fails to pay or becomes insolvent. To help avert such problems, many lenders take a UCC Article 9 security interest in the borrowers personal property assets (including inventory, equipment, receivables and/or ...

    2017 Cyberspace Law Institute

    01/26/2017-01/28/2017
    US GRANT HOTEL
    San Diego

    Advance Registration is now CLOSED. Registration for the meeting, event and dinner ticket purchases must now take place onsite at the U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA. Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted for all written ...

    2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Meeting

    01/27/2017-01/28/2017
    Montage Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach

    Advance Registration is now CLOSED. Registration for the meeting and event ticket purchases must now take place onsite at the Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA beginning 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Cancellation Policy: Refunds ...


Materials

Modified by Graham Hunt on May 13, 2015

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