FCRA litigator Leonard Bennett provides a detailed walk through of the e-Oscar dispute system created by the national credit reporting agencies to electronically communicate, process and profit from consumer credit reporting disputes. Topics include the origin and current operation of e-Oscar by CRA-owned OLDE, LLC, its business relationship with creditors and other FCRA furnishers, the practical appearance and use of e-Oscar, available documents and discovery from and through e-Oscar and related sources, and reading the documents and information obtained.
Leonard A. Bennett, a founding partner, has been a trial attorney and consumer advocate since 1994 in Newport News, Virginia. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), on the National Consumer Law Center’s Partner’s Council and a Williamsburg Society member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a speaker at numerous programs, including NACA and NCLC conferences, ABA and state bar CLE seminars, NAVY and ARMY JAG instruction and law school courses. Mr. Bennett presented NACA’s “Fair Credit Reporting Act” Congressional Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services in 2003, 2007 and 2008. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the USA Today, Kiplinger’s and the Washington Post, amongst other media sources.
He was a Federal Trade Commission invited panelist for its 2011 Debt Collection 2.0 Roundtable. Mr. Bennett is also a contributing editor to the NCLC Fair Credit Reporting Manual.Mr. Bennett’s practice is focused on the representation of consumers. He has litigated individual and class cases throughout the country, trying as many credit reporting cases to a jury as nearly anyone in the nation and has been approved as Class Counsel in numerous class action cases. Mr. Bennett has received numerous professional awards including selection for Law Dragon’s National Top 500 Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 2009 Virginia Leaders in the Law, 2010 and 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers and Richmond Magazine’s 2011 Top Attorneys in Virginia. Mr. Bennett graduated from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia in 1989 and George Mason University School of Law and Economics in 1994. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1994 and the North Carolina State Bar in 1995. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, and has practiced before the Third, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as in numerous federal District Courts across the country.