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The sharp and outright fraudulent business practices of many auto dealerships are well known and are the subject of much consumer litigation. And, as vehicle financing has grown, particularly for sub-prime auto loans, questions of finance company or “holder” liability have become central to auto fraud litigation. Rather than accept the caps on liability set forth in the federal and many state rules, practitioners around the country have developed theories of direct liability, seeking to hold assignees liable in their own right.This webinar is for consumer advocates handling or considering auto fraud litigation, who want to learn more about using the FTC Holder Rule and statutory holder liability in their own state, as well as alternative theories to holder liability, to maximize the protection and remedies available to their clients victimized by fraud in auto lending.

What You Will Learn

  • Combating defense arguments against Holder liability for Finance Companies
  • Using the Holder Rule and state holder liability statutes to expand client’s claims
  • Understanding the statutory caps on holder liability and their impact on prosecuting claims
  • Using UDAP, RICO, and other statutes to identify and expand finance company liability for wrongful actions.


Peter T. Lane is a consumer advocate in Massachusetts and New York focusing on auto fraud, consumer debt, and employee and other civil rights. A large part of his practice involves state and federal litigation of UDAP, TILA, FDCPA, and RICO claims.

Daniel A. Schlanger is a consumer lawyer focused on class action and other significant affirmative consumer litigation, predominantly in federal court. Since 2007, Dan has headed the consumer protection practice at Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP, which maintains offices in Manhattan and Westchester County, New York.


Private member rate: $40.00
Non-member rate: $75.00