Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Raising Defenses in a Non-Judicial Foreclosure

Why You Should Attend

  1. How to Evaluate a case – Pre-Sale or Post-Sale Equity in the property? Economics in a foreclosure? Client’s goals?
  2. Enjoining a non-judicial sale vs. Bankruptcy Stay. Bonding problems
  3. Raising DefensesLawsuit or BK Adversary Action? Loan Modifications (Wigod and Carvello) “Dual Tracking” problems
  4. Settlement Tax Implications of Debt Forgiveness Mods, Forbearance, Short sales
  5. Vacating a completed sale BFP problems Jr. liens. Void vs. Voidable

Presenter

David A.

Attacking First Party Ticket Scalping

First-party ticket scalping is the practice of collecting more than the established price of a ticket in the original sale. The fees added on to the price of a ticket to a concert or sporting event can be as much as 50% of the ticket price itself, and these “service charges” or “convenience fees” may be part of a scheme to pay kickbacks to venues and promoters. This webinar will discuss first-party ticket scalping from a consumer law perspective.

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.

Student Loans: Is Bankruptcy the Right Choice

According to the Department of Education, more than one trillion dollars is owed by student borrowers and nearly seven million borrowers are in default. Student loan borrowers are looking for relief, yet many lawyers choose not to take student loan cases because they believe that most student loan cases are really just bankruptcy cases in disguise. Knowing when and when not to recommend bankruptcy is crucial for successfully resolving student loan debt cases.

Student Loan Law Basics

What You Will Learn

  • Types of student loans: Federal vsPrivate
  • The Players
  • Types of Federal Loans
  • Delinquency and default aversion: Temporary and Permanent
  • Consequences of default
  • Curing default
  • Staying out of Default
  • Protecting borrower’s rights
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Presenter

Josh Cohen in a nutshell:B.A. in psychology from Brandeis University '96 M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix '02 J.D.

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:

Taking the Defendant’s Case and Making it Your Own

Fear is setting in, the trial approaching. Things are closing in around you. All of your emotional energy is locked in on the defendant’s trial themes. It is sucking the life out of you and you are afraid. You feel the pressure of the defendant’s trial themes that highlight the weaknesses in your case. It’s time to push the pause button and get creative. This webinar is designed for lawyers who have settlement conferences or trials that require evaluation of the defendant’s case and how you can turn their case into your greatest power.

The Profitable Consumer Law Practice: Being A Good Lawyer is Not Good Enough, Part 1

The goal of the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ two-part webinar series: The Profitable Consumer Law Practice: Being a Good Lawyer is Not Good Enough, is to assist attendees in strengthening their consumer law practice and maximizing its profitability. The first webinar in this series will walk attendees through the basics of choosing practice areas, practice models and business models.

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