FCRA Discovery Series: Understanding Documents from the Big Three Credit Reporting Agencies

Webinar Date: 
May 17, 2019
Focus Area: 
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•    Understanding documents from Equifax 
•    Understanding documents from Experian 
•    Understanding documents from TranUnion  

Why These Videos are Helpful

Want to improve discovery in your fair credit reporting cases? NACA is offering a webinar series detailing the document discovery in a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cases. Each webinar will focus on a different credit reporting agency (CRA).

In each webinar, you will learn about the documents and information you need to prepare a settlement demand, conduct the FRCP 30(b)(6) deposition, and take your case through summary judgment and trial. 

What You Will Learn

•    What are the key documents to request?
•    How do you interpret the documents?
•    How do you use these records to evaluate your case, conduct depositions, and litigate through motions and trial?


Justin Baxter is an AV rated trial lawyer with Baxter & Baxter, LLP, in Portland. He received an $18.5 million verdict against Equifax, a $200,000 verdict against Equifax, a $95,000 verdict against TRS Home Furnishings under the Oregon Unlawful Debt Collection Practices Act, and a $100,000 verdict against a debt buyer and collection law firm under the FDCPA. 

Sylvia A. Goldsmith (B.A. and J.D., Ohio State University) is the founder of Goldsmith & Associates, LLC, a consumer protection law practice concentrating on identity theft and credit reporting litigation, debt collection abuses, personal and financial privacy rights, and other consumer protection issues. Goldsmith has had numerous favorable decisions in the FCRA arena on cutting edge issues ranging from the applicability of the FCRA to nontraditional consumer report information, such as automated underwriting reports and criminal background checks, to the willful violation of the law for the impermissible access to consumer reports post bankruptcy. 

Robert S. Sola is the founding member of Robert S. Sola, P.C., a consumer law firm based in Portland, Oregon. He has been handling FCRA cases since 1996. He represents consumers across the country and has litigated FCRA cases in states as co-counsel with many NACA members. Mr. Sola has obtained jury verdicts against all three major credit reporting agencies. In 2002, he was lead counsel in Thomas v. Trans Union, where the jury awarded the consumer $5.3 million. In 2007, he was co-counsel in Williams v. Equifax, which resulted in a judgment of $3.4 million. Mr. Sola was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2003 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates.  


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