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.