Comprehensive resource for balancing numerous cases in different locations while following both state and federal laws and regulations and also using the most effective policies and procedures to meet each client’s specific needs.
Authors Michael L. Starzec and Christopher R. DiPlacido supply practitioners vital collection litigation guidance, thoroughly examining theories of liability, assignments, small claims pleading requirements (notice pleading), defending against motions to dismiss, case-specific motions to dismiss, adherence to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, trial practice, motions to reinstate from a breached payment plan, and common counterclaims and other actions. Practice Pointers detailing best practices and valuable checklists are provided for collection practitioners of all levels of experience.
Michael L. Starzec, Blitt & Gaines PC, Vernon Hills, and Christopher R. DiPlacido, Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, Decatur
Chapter 1 — Collection Checklist
Chapter 2 — Theories of Liability
Chapter 3 — Assignments
Chapter 4 — Small Claims Pleading Requirements: Notice Pleading
Chapter 5 — Defending Against Motions To Dismiss and Motions To Enforce Arbitration Provisions
Chapter 6 — Case-Specific Motions To Dismiss
Chapter 7 — Motions To Dismiss on Accounts Stated
Chapter 8 — Defending Motions To Dismiss in Small Claims
Chapter 9 — Common Counterclaims and Other Actions
Chapter 10 — Motions To Reinstate from a Breached Payment Plan Dismissal
Chapter 11 — Trial Practice
Chapter 12 — Final Thoughts