"As Is" Ain't No Absolution

Webinar Date: 
April 17, 2015
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“As is” disclaimers are found in all used car contract. Defeating "as is" disclaimers is not impossible you just need to know how. Expand and improve your practice by learning how to defeat “as is” disclaimers.

What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about the latest theories and case laws available to consumer advocates who are faced with an "as is" disclaimer in a used car transaction when no other theories of liability are available. The webinar will explore how to combat the following premises:

  • "Circumstances indicating otherwise"
  • Bad faith
  • Unconscionability
  • Waiver or modification by course of performance
  • Deprivation of substantial value of the bargain
  • Relationship to fraud, including fraud in the inducement


Dmitry Feofanov is the principal of ChicagoLemonLaw.com. He is a 1994 graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of law, and clerked for the Iowa Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court after graduation. After a brief period of being a condo lawyer and a park district lawyer, he has been suing car dealers exclusively since 2002. Mr. Feofanov has contributed to the NCLC manuals many times, and has written nearly two-thirds of the consumer protection chapters in the Illinois continuous legal education manual "Illinois Causes of Action."


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