Justin Baxter will discuss litigation strategies, trial practice, and themes that resulted in an $18.5 million jury verdict against Equifax for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Beginning in 2009, Equifax merged Julie Miller's credit file with that of another person with a different Social Security number, birthdate and address. Ms. Miller disputed the account repeatedly, but Equifax failed to perform any reinvestigations. The case was tried in federal district court in Oregon in July of 2013.
It has long been recognized that residential tenants are consumers. Consumer protection laws and landlord/tenant laws ovelap in many ways.One growing area where consumer rights and tenants’ rights intersect involves the FCRA. Tenants are an excellent source of cases for FCRA lawyers in a variety of settings. For example, the 9th Cir. decision in Dennis v.
The webinar will discuss the practice skills necessary for the effective representation of consumers in arbitration. With the pervasiveness of arbitration provisions in consumer transactions, advocates need to become familiar with the practice and procedures of the arbitration forum. The speaker will review the potential benefits and significant limitations of consumer arbitration claims.
We will identify issues in Auto Fraud Litigation. The following subjects will be covered:
Scott R. Kaufman has been licensed by the CA Bar since November of 1997, representing individuals in their disputes with businesses since 2003. He’s worked on well over 1,000 cases and achieved a positive outcome for the client in virtually all of them. Mr. Kaufman is a former member of the Southern California advanced litigation chapter of the “Inn of Court.” Pursuant to that membership he’s organized and taught multiple California certified Mandatory Continuing Legal Education classes.
The sharp and outright fraudulent business practices of many auto dealerships are well known and are the subject of much consumer litigation. And, as vehicle financing has grown, particularly for sub-prime auto loans, questions of finance company or “holder” liability have become central to auto fraud litigation.
This webinar will cover the following topics that always come up in an auto fraud practice:
Come hear two of NACA’s most knowledgeable members in Lemon Law, Ron Burdge and Scott Kaufman, go beyond the basics and delve into the heart of Lemon Law. This webinar will take you further than the fundamentals. This webinar will address ways to incorporate Lemon Law into your practice, what “substantial impairment” really means, lemon law presumptions, warranties, remedies, and much more. Learn how to make lemonade for you and your client!
Consumer reporting agencies and furnishers often serve “shock and awe” discovery. Proper case evaluation, especially in multi-party litigation, is essential to mapping your discovery plan.You will learn the factors to consider when preparing your discovery strategy and the areas of inquiry for each of the Big 3 CRAs and various creditors.This webinar will cover FCRA case evaluation and discovery, including: interrogatories; request for production of documents; and requests for admission.
Getting a defendant’s attention to the claim or claims which will be pursued through trial in a case requires careful preparation and strategy. Too often, plaintiffs’ lawyers do not seek to communicate directly or effectively with the defendant or its counsel about its true potential liability and the amount of damages that a jury could award.