Beyond E-Oscar: Litigating “Non-Credit” FCRA Cases

Beyond E-Oscar: Litigating “Non-Credit” FCRA Cases

Registration Information

Webinar Date: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Webinar Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EASTERN
Registration Fee: Members: $25.00 - Non-Members: $50.00              

How to Register

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Why You Should Attend

This webinar will outline the various types of non-credit FCRA cases being litigated today, the various types of consumer report products at issue and strategies for identifying and handling them. Topics will include employment background checks, tenant screening, public records and non-FCRA databases maintained by the major players.


James A. Francis has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as the Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts. He is a 1992 graduate of Muhlenberg College (B.A., cum laude) and a 1995 graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law. In law school, he won the 1995 Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. award for excellence in civil trial advocacy, was awarded outstanding oral advocacy and served as President of the Student Bar Association. Following law school, Mr. Francis was associated with Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Rothweiler in Philadelphia, and concentrated in catastrophic injury litigation. Since 1998, he has focused his practice in consumer protection litigation, with a particular concentration in fair credit reporting, fair debt collection practices and consumer class actions.

Mr. Francis was ranked one of the Top 100 Superlawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2012, 2008 and 2004 in Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. He has been regularly ranked one of the Top 100 SuperLawyers in Philadelphia since 2004.  He has lectured and spoken extensively on the FCRA, and has published articles on the subject as well, including his recent article for the ABA Journal Magazine, GP/SOLO The FCRA: A Double-Edged Sword for Consumer Data Sellers in the winter of 2012.  He has appeared on various news programs including the Today Show to discuss consumer-related issues, and was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s biographical “Question & Answer” segment in February of 2009.   He argued the seminal FCRA case of Cortez v. Trans Union before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, has been certified to serve as Class counsel in over 30 class actions, has been involved in the trial of 2 class actions to verdict, and has served as counsel to some of the largest FCRA settlements in history.  


CLE Credit:

Interested in receiving CLE credit for this webinar?  NACA webinars have been CLE approved in a number of states.  While NACA does not seek CLE approval for each webinar in each individual state, individual attorneys can generally apply for and receive CLE credit in their own respective states for no charge.  For more information and a comprehensive guide to the process of applying for CLE approval as an individual attorney, email Chelsea Langston at

Why You Should Register Even If You Can’t Attend the Live Webinar

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