"Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration: A Roundtable Discussion" - August 5 and 6, 2009 #542930-00014

Submission Number:
542930-00014
Commenter:
Christopher Drahozal
Organization:
University of Kansas School of Law
State:
KS
Initiative Name:
"Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration: A Roundtable Discussion" - August 5 and 6, 2009

The Consumer Arbitration Task Force of the Searle Civil Justice Institute, of which I am Chair, is conducting an empirical research project on consumer arbitrations, including debt collection arbitrations, administered by the American Arbitration Association. My comments, which are attached, summarize findings from our Preliminary Report on AAA consumer arbitrations, as well as preliminary findings on a sample of debt collection cases brought in state and federal court.