Discovery

Loan Modification Misconduct Litigation

Despite the creation of national servicing standards under HAMP, the National Mortgage Settlement, and CFPB regulations (effective January 10, 2014), servicers continue to mishandle loan modification applications. This course will present claims and litigation strategy associated with loan modification misconduct. Claim analysis includes breach of contract and other common law claims, UDAP, ECOA, Fair Credit Reporting and other statutory claims. Litigation strategy includes how to keep your client in their home during litigation, discovery strategies, and settlement strategies.

Internet Payday Lending

Once limited to highly-visible signs and convenient neighborhood locations, payday loans beckoned borrowers with promises of quick cash and no credit checks. With the continued spread of Internet access, the business of payday lending has evolved and into a digital industry. Hiding behind the anonymity the Internet provides, lenders operate predatory practices that challenge enforceability.The uneducated borrower is provided with the ability to secure a much-needed loan; however, far less noticeable are the loan terms that include high-cost fees and triple-digit interest rates.

Navigating Federal e-Discovery Rules

This 90 minute web-based course provides a straightforward, structured explanation of the Federal E-Discovery Rules adopted in 2006. The course delivers 12 strategies for how plaintiffs can employ the E-Discovery Rules to their advantage and discusses some of the defensive strategies plaintiffs confront and how to respond.Through this course you will learn:

Trial Practice Skills - Rediscover Discovery

This webinar will focus more on the WHY and only a little on the HOW of basic discovery. After working in varied fields of litigation and in different communities, I came to realize that there is no one right way to approach discovery; however, using the exact same practice and procedure for each case may be the wrong way.The goal is to push attendees to look at their discovery practices with fresh eyes, and to encourage experimenting.

Debt Defense with Peter Holland

In this 60 minute webinar, Peter covers background, insights and litigation tips for debt defense cases. Topics include: overview of debt buyer industry; Forward Flow Agreements and bank liability; current regulatory response; debt buyer default judgment business model; client intake; screening for affirmative claims; trial preparation; trial tips; essential settlement terms; and significant case law developments. A few sample pleadings will be provided. A portion of the session will be reserved for live Q and A.

eOscar and the Credit Reporting Dispute System

FCRA litigator Leonard Bennett provides a detailed walk through of the e-Oscar dispute system created by the national credit reporting agencies to electronically communicate, process and profit from consumer credit reporting disputes. Topics include the origin and current operation of e-Oscar by CRA-owned OLDE, LLC, its business relationship with creditors and other FCRA furnishers, the practical appearance and use of e-Oscar, available documents and discovery from and through e-Oscar and related sources, and reading the documents and information obtained.

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