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Section Newsletter Articles on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Warning to lessors: You may be a debt collector under the FDCPA By Ryan R. Van Osdol Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, November 2009 Beware! Illinois landlords attempting to collect past-due rent have been defined as “debt collectors” by the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District.
The Seventh Circuit holds that service of a summons and complaint is a communication to a debtor under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act By Jeffrey D. Richardson Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, February 2005 In an opinion entered on December 20, 2004 the Seventh Circuit rendered a decision concerning the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act which reflects the ongoing pitfalls which attorneys can fall prey to under the FDCPA.