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Chris is an attorney in the Consumer Financial Services practice who focuses on representing companies in financial services litigation nationwide. He has extensive experience advising clients in a wide variety of litigation, including individual lawsuits, class actions, mass tort actions, and multidistrict litigation

On September 4, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned summary judgment granted to a debt collector who had sent collection documents to the wrong person, ruling that it was not entitled to the bona fide error defense because it lacked procedures governing the factual mistake.

Chiari & Ilecki (“C&I”) attempted to collect a