FDCPA Claims as Class Actions

May 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET
Filed under: 
| Skill areas: 
Combating Common Defense Themes
Conducting Negotiations and Settlement
Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Private Members: $50 
Legal Aid, Military, Public Interest, and Law School Members: $30
Nonmembers: $90 (Nonmembers need to email Rebecca@consumeradvocates.org to be verified to attend the webinar)

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claims are often suitable for treatment as class actions. Rand Bragg, an FDCPA litigator in numerous federal appellate and trial courts, will discuss the unique issues and defenses regarding FDCPA class litigation. 

What You Will Learn  

•    How to establish the requirements for FDCPA class certification
•    How to properly define an FDCPA class
•    How to anticipate and counter common defenses to FDCPA class certification
•    How to negotiate FDCPA class settlements 


O. Randolph Bragg is a private attorney with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates located in Chicago, IL. His practice is limited to representing consumers in FDCPA class action litigation with other NACA attorneys. Since 1989, he has been a contributing author to National Consumer Law Center's Fair Debt Collection and annual supplements. He has also written the "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act" chapter for the annual publication of Ohio Consumer Law since 1995. The National Association of Consumer Advocates named him as its 2006 Consumer Attorney of the Year, and he received NCLC’s 2010 Vern Countryman Award. 

CLE Credit

Are you interested in receiving CLE credit for this webinar? NACA does not seek CLE approval for each webinar in each individual state.  Individual attorneys can generally apply for, and receive CLE credit, in their respective states. Please note that NACA is now a State Bar of California MCLE Provider and this webinar is considered pre-approved for CLE credits for lawyers practicing in California. NACA will provide, upon request, certificates of attendance to be used in state bar applications and for records required by California attorneys. Email rebecca@consumeradvocates.org to request a certificate of attendance. 

Refund Policy

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