Comprehensive guide for attorneys representing debtors in collection cases.
This handbook provides practitioners with practical guidance for representing a debtor in a collection case, detailing court procedures and deadlines, defective collection pleadings, substantive defenses, and compliance with the Code of Civil Procedure and Supreme Court Rule 282 for defective collection pleadings. Also explored are the right to obtain verification of debt under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Uniform Commercial Code, and Supreme Court Rule 222 and issues related to the FDCPA.
Daniel A. Edelman, Julie Clark, Heather A. Kolbus & Cassandra P. Miller, Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin, LLC, Chicago
Chapter 1 — Who Is Bringing the Case: Creditor or Debt Buyer?
Chapter 2 — Court Procedures, Deadlines, and Proper Plaintiff
Chapter 3 — Defective Collection Pleadings
Chapter 4 — Right To Obtain Verification of Debt Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Uniform Commercial Code, and Supreme Court Rule 222
Chapter 5 — Collection Plaintiffs and Debt Buyers: Proving That Anything Is Due
Chapter 6 — Substantive Defenses
Chapter 7 — Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Issues