Practice Pointers: When Bankruptcy and Consumer-Protection Statutes Collide

The same circumstances that lead debtors to bankruptcy often give rise to claims under various consumer-protection statutes. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage-servicing rules, and similar consumer-protection rules and statutes can have substantial impacts on the creditor/debtor relationship. Whether you represent business or consumer debtors, creditors, or estate fiduciaries, an understanding of how consumer-protection statutes intersect with bankruptcy will help you deal with the opportunities and challenges that your clients might face when bankruptcy and consumer-protection laws meet. The panelists will discuss practical implications of the common intersection of consumer-protection statutes and bankruptcy.

Price: $125.00
SKU: 194612
75 mins
Steven J. Boyajian Robinson & Cole LLP; Providence, R.I., Hon. Diane Finkle U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. R.I.); Providence, Justin A. Kesselman Arent Fox LLP; Boston, Sarah Petrie Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; Boston