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Archive for May 2012

Liberal Damage Rules Apply in FDCPA Suits

As noted in the last two issues of Sharp Thinking, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C.
§§ 1692 et seq.) (“FDCPA”) contains numerous provisions which threaten liability for debt collectors in
the collection of consumer debt. In this issue we address remedies for violations of that Act and
affirmative defenses which can allow collectors to prevail despite a violation.

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