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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FTC Posts Draft Agenda for the 3rd Roundtable Session

The third session of the Federal Trade Commission's Roundtable discussions on “Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Litigation” is set for December 4th in Washington D.C.

The following is the Agenda:

9:00 Introductory Remarks

9:15 Initiating Suits: Service of Process and Consumer Participation

  •  Why aren’t more consumers defending against collection suits?

  •  To what extent are consumers failing to participate in collection suits because they were not served with process? What are the other reasons for failure to participate?

  •  What can courts and others do to increase consumer participation in debt collection suits?

  •  What actions should lawmakers, the courts, the FTC, the industry, or others take to address service of process and consumer participation issues?
    There are other topics on the agenda but I thought I would highlight the section that specifically relates to the service of process. The full agenda can be found here.

    I understand that NAPPS will have a representative on the panel.