Trial Skills

FCRA Discovery

In this webinar you will learn how to effectively take 30b 5&6 depositions of furnishers and credit reporting agencies and will assist you in completing various other aspects of paper discovery.

The Verdict Against Equifax for FCRA Violations

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.

How to Answer Discovery in FCRA Cases

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.

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.

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