Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Credit Insurance in Automobile Sales and Other Installment Transactions

Credit insurance is often included in automobile sales, finance company loans, and other installment transactions. These high-profit products are routinely included regardless of whether the customer wants or needs them. If your practice includes litigating new or used automobile sales or other installment purchases, you will learn the implications of finding common types of credit insurance, including credit life, credit disability, and GAP coverage. Topics to be covered include underwriting issues, premium limits, premium rebates, and filing claims.

FCRA Class Action Litigation: Overview and Recent Developments

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) represents a growing trend in consumer class action litigation. The law’s strict requirements, the availability of statutory damages for willful violations, and the ability to certify nationwide classes all present consumer lawyers with valuable opportunities to pursue relief on a class-wide basis in appropriate cases. With the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Spokeo, Inc. v.

Used Car Cases Can Be More Profitable Than You Think

The used automobile sales industry is well known for its consumer protection abuses. However, because used car consumer cases often do not involve financially stable dealerships or claims against manufacturers, many consumer attorneys shy away from them. If you pick the right cases, you can build a viable auto fraud practice dealing with used car cases. This introductory presentation is geared to consumer attorneys who have incorporated or are considering incorporating used auto claims into their practice. 

Fighting Unauthorized Billing and Charges on Consumer Accounts

Join this webinar to get practical information to help clients who have experienced unauthorized charges on their credit card, debit card, or bank accounts as well as their telephone bills or app store accounts. The FTC has sued operators of a variety of schemes that defrauded consumers with unauthorized charges and will share information about the current hot scams.

Intersection between FCRA, Chapter 7, Mortgages, and Loan Modification

All attorneys working on mortgage related issues for post-bankruptcy clients need to know how the bankruptcy schedules, the statement of intent, and other matters in the bankruptcy process impact the rights of the Debtor post-discharge.  Furthermore, attorneys working on discharge cases need to understand the relationship between the bankruptcy filing and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).   

This webinar is geared to an intermediate and advanced level audience, who already have a basic knowledge of bankruptcy and FCRA.

How the New Rule 23 Amendments Will Impact Your Class Action Practice

If you are a consumer lawyer whose practice includes litigating class actions or you think you might someday wish to litigate a class action, now is the time to stay abreast of proposed changes to the rule governing class actions in federal court. Proposed amendments to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved for public comment by the Civil Rules Committee.

Litigating Individual and Class Actions under the TCPA: From Advertisement to Settlement

Successfully prosecuting a TCPA action involves more than simply alleging that the defendant placed an unwanted call to your client’s cell phone using an auto dialer. It begins with effective identification of your target client base. Are you marketing your services efficiently, i.e., reaching the right client? Next, are you effectively vetting potential clients and claims? Does your pre-suit investigation reveal that you have a winnable case against a solvent defendant? Careful attention to every detail is especially important in today’s uncertain legal environment.

Civil RICO for Consumer Lawyers

Recent decisions are challenging the old rap that there’s little room for consumer advocates to press RICO claims. If the facts are right, it can be the perfect tool to target companies that knowingly support and enable wrongful behavior. We will walk you through the elements of a Civil RICO claim and provide practical examples of when it is—and is not—the proper claim to assert.   

Turning Debt Defense Cases into a Consumer Practice

As advocates representing consumer collection defendants, we have all heard about how to use the FDCPA to turn the tables on debt buyers. But do you know how to turn the tables on other types of collection plaintiffs using other weapons in the consumer arsenal? An auto loan deficiency case, for example, can present a variety of potentially lucrative counterclaims for a consumer defendant. 

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