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Friday, September 11, 2009

2nd FTC Roundtable to Discuss Debt Collection Arbitration and Litigation

The second round of at least three Federal Trade Commission Roundtable discussions is scheduled for September 29th and 30th in San Francisco, CA.

Like the last session in Chicago the roundtable discussion will cover topics in consumer debt collection arbitration proceedings, such as the role of consumer choice, perceptions of bias, transparency of results, post-decision issues, and future directions in arbitration of consumer debts.

The second day will cover topics in consumer debt collection litigation proceedings, such as service of process, consumer default rates, time-barred debts, evidentiary requirements in collection actions, and post-judgment issues.

It is my understanding that the National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS) has submitted public comments and has been invited to participate on the second day.

I can only hope that the private process serving profession will not take the abuse it took during the Chicago roundtable. I trust process servers will be well represented.

If you are interested in attending or watching a live webcast of the roundtable, please visit the following link for more information.