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September 21, 2012 - 6:54pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

We all know that if your judge understands the merits of your case, it not only makes the legal process easier for you and your client, but it can be a tremendous boost to more quickly getting a fair settlement too. Here's part one of the discussion. When it comes to getting a trial judge to say and do the things that help you press opposing counsel to settle with you though, the judge may not start out believing in the merits of your side of the case and he/she may never get there without your help. The time for you to start that process is not when you are first standing in front of the judge.

August 14, 2012 - 2:54pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

As you probably are already aware, NACA's Annual Meeting is just around the corner.  It will take place during NCLC's Consumer Rights Litigation Conference October 25th through October 28th in Seattle, Washington.
We are looking for NACA members to donate items for our Silent...

August 1, 2012 - 2:44pm | Filed under: Automobiles

All Defendants are required to agree to all of the following before a defense vehicle inspection will be scheduled. 

July 20, 2012 - 6:16pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

July 21st marks the two-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) and one year since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) opened its doors as an independent consumer agency.  Despite the GOP’s efforts in the U.S....

July 13, 2012 - 3:36pm | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

For years, the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) has been sounding the alarm to alert consumers, consumer advocates and public officials to the dangers of pre-dispute binding mandatory arbitration clauses, also known as forced arbitration clauses.  These clauses are buried...

June 15, 2012 - 5:52pm | Filed under: Class Actions

Recently, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution conducted a hearing on “Class Actions Seven Years After the Class Action Fairness Act.”   At the hearing there...

May 18, 2012 - 6:35pm | Filed under: Mortgage, Real Estate & Housing

As part of the recent $25 billion settlement with 49 State Attorneys General, the Department of Justice and HUD, the 5 major servicers agreed to pay the states $2.5 billion, which could be used to...

May 11, 2012 - 4:51pm | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

This week I caught up with an old friend – a German native who was visiting Washington, D.C. from Berlin; he inquired into the latest updates with U.S. Financial Regulatory Reform.  After I described the year of “...

May 4, 2012 - 6:29pm | Filed under: Debt Collection

The debt collection sector has a long history of abusive and deceptive practices against consumers, but harassing hospital patients waiting in an emergency room or recovering from surgery - this is a new low even for the most abusive debt collectors. The Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson...

May 1, 2012 - 1:53pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

The National Association of Consumer Advocates is glad to announce that there is an online training library, which serves as an archive database for previous webinars.  

The idea came about as our Education and Training Department was looking for new ways to ensure that we...

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