Litigating Auto Dealer Claims Post-Ramirez

October 20, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET–3:30 p.m. ET
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| Skill areas: 
Conducting Negotiations and Settlement
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case
| Skill level: 
All Levels

Private Members: $40
Legal Aid/Public Interest/Military Members: $30
Non-Members: $90

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion v. Ramirez, consumer lawyers will need to take care when preparing complaints and suing auto dealers in federal court. This is especially true when asserting claims for statutory damages under the Truth in Lending Act, the Odometer Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity, and other federal statutes. This webinar is designed to help consumer lawyers avoid the new obstacles raised by Ramirez.

What You Will Learn

•   What the potential impact is of the holding in Ramirez on federal statutory damage claims in individual and class actions

•   How to structure a complaint to survive a post-Ramirez motion to dismiss

•   How to select cases and forums


Dan Blinn is the managing attorney of Consumer Law Group in Rocky Hill, CT. His practice is focused on representing consumers in claims involving auto dealer fraud, auto warranties, and auto financing in both individual and class action lawsuits and arbitrations. He has been admitted to the Connecticut Bar since 1987.

Thomas Domonoske graduated with honors from the Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA, in May 1989. He began practicing law in California in 1990 before moving to North Carolina, where he taught classes at the UNC Law School. He then practiced as a legal aid lawyer in from 1993 through 1996. From July 1996 through August 2000, he was a senior lecturing fellow at Duke Law School. In August 2000, he returned to Virginia to a consumer law practice, particularly the federal statutes that regulate financial transactions.

Nick Mattison is a partner at the consumer protection law firm Feferman, Warren & Mattison in Albuquerque, NM. He is the recipient of the National Consumer Law Center’s 2020 Rising Star Award. Nick’s practice includes individual cases and class actions against car dealers, lenders, credit reporting agencies, and debt collectors.

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