Speaking Engagement:

DBA 2014 Annual Conference | Are Attorneys Finally Leading When Dancing the Client Two Step with Plaintiff's Bar?

Event Information


Wednesday, February 5, 2014


1:00 p.m.


Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Sponsored By:

DBA International
17th Annual Conference (February 5-7, 2014)


June D. Coleman

Keith Wier
John McNamara


More and more, Plaintiff’s attorneys are pursing creditors and debt buyers for the actions of their collections attorneys. Several recent court decisions have held that creditors and/or debt buyers can be held vicariously liable for the actions of those attorneys. The theory for finding this indirect liability against creditors or debt byers is that these entities did not exercise the necessary control over the actions of their attorneys or that they somehow ratified or consented to inappropriate contact by the attorneys. However, some courts have held that even creditors can be held liable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as a matter of course. This session will provide up to date information regarding the state of the law as to vicarious liability and discuss anticipated trends given CFPB standards.