Spotting Viable Impermissible Pull Claims under the FCRA

September 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET
Filed under: 
| Skill areas: 
Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

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

Many consumers feel growing concern about their privacy.   As news stories on data breaches emerge almost weekly, consumers are anxious about which of their information is out there and who can see it.  An increasing number of consumers closely monitor their credit report to find out who is looking at their credit.  This webinar will teach lawyers to identify when access to a consumer’s credit report is permissible and when such access gives rise to claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  This webinar is geared to beginner and intermediate attorneys with a basic understanding of the FCRA and who are interested in litigating impermissible claim cases.

What You Will Learn

  • What types of people or companies can access a consumer’s credit reports
  • What types of information are contained in consumer credit reports
  • How to recognize violations of the FCRA for unpermitted access to a consumer report


Larry P. Smith is a consumer attorney, handling matters involving the FCRA, FDCPA, EFTA as well as state consumer fraud/UDAP matters for over 18 years.  He is the Managing Partner at SmithMarco, P.C. which he established in 2005. Mr. Smith has tried dozens of consumer rights cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of Illinois, Georgia and Wisconsin and has arbitrated over 700 cases. Additionally, he has amicably resolved over 4000 consumer fraud, FCRA and FDCPA cases via settlement.

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 to request a certificate of attendance. 

Refund Policy

Please note that there are no refunds for webinars since participants can view the presentation after it has taken place. If your registration was submitted less than two hours prior to the event, it is not guaranteed that you will receive access to participate in the live presentation. However, you will receive access to the recorded webinar in the coming days.

Why You Should Register Even If You Can’t Attend the Live Webinar

For each webinar you register for, regardless of whether you attend live, you will automatically receive an email inviting you to view a recording of the webinar and also containing attachments of the Power Point presentation and any other supplemental materials within two business days of the live webinar. This way, if you have a time conflict, you will be able to listen to the webinar and study the course materials at your convenience. If you have any questions, please email