The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is designed to promote the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of credit reporting agencies. The Act was intended to protect consumers from the willful and/or negligent inclusion of inaccurate information in their credit reports. There is a growing trend in California, Nevada, and elsewhere of consumer rights attorneys teaming up with bankruptcy attorneys to file FCRA claims in both federal and state courts. The filings are based upon a claim that the subject account is improperly being reported as past due or open rather than included in or discharged from a bankruptcy.


  • The background of the FCRA and the requirement of proper reporting of consumer information
  • Example of FCRA claims being brought concerning the reporting of consumer bankruptcy and strategies to defend against such claims
  • What you can do to put yourself in the best position to defend against a consumer bankruptcy related FCRA claim
  • Steps to ensure that furnishers of credit information accurately report the filing of bankruptcy and its impact on the subject debt

DATE and Time

Friday, January 22, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET


Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Group Leader
Consumer Financial Services Group


Joel E. Tasca
Consumer Financial Services Group

Abran Vigil
Consumer Financial Services Group

Alan S. Petlak
Consumer Financial Services Group

Tristram Q. Wolf

Consumer Financial Services Group

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members interested in the CFPB's enforcement of state law and expansive view of Dodd-Frank's UDAAP prohibition. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits. 

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Eva D'Ignazio at


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