Fair Debt Collection
2014 8th edition
1416 pp. in two volumes
and Companion Website
Table of Contents
About the Companion Website
About the Authors
The Definitive FDCPA Treatise
The latest thinking and authoritative analysis of the federal Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the statute that dramatically
alters how collection agencies and attorneys collect consumer
For 30 years, the primary reference in the field:
- Preparation of a debt collection harassment case
- Persons and transactions covered and FDCPA requirements and remedies
- The debt collector's defenses and counterclaims.
All Other Sources of Debt Collection Law
Detailed treatment of other debt collection laws
that are critical where punitive damages are
sought or creditors do their own collections:
- State debt collection statutes
- Infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and other tort claims, unauthorized practice of law
- Eleven other federal statutes
- Credit counseling, debt settlement, debt elimination.
All the Collection Documents You Need on a Companion Website
- The only compilation of all FTC staff interpretation letters, easily searchable
- FTC advisory opinions, official staff commentary
- Sample complaints, discovery
- Sample jury instructions, attorney fee documents
- Case preparation checklist
- Thousands of summaries of reported and unreported cases.
Cited three times by the U.S. Supreme Court in Jerman v. Carlisle, 130 S.Ct. 1605 (2010).
"The most widely used manual in the field."
-- Aslam v. Malen & Assoc.,
2009 WL 3853191 (E.D.N.Y. 2009)
"The meticulously organized and well-written chapters are detailed and practical."
-- Library Journal
for the NCLC Manuals