Judicial Estoppel is being raised more and more frequently as a defense against FDCPA and other consumer rights claims, as well as in personal injury cases where a plaintiff did not list such action in a bankruptcy filing. In addition to covering the latest case developments that help protect against this defense and rectify errors, this webinar will highlights practical tips such as convincing bankruptcy trustees who are the owners of your client’s causes of action to retain you to continue to pursue the lawsuit.
What You Will Learn
- Strategies to employ when defense attorneys use judicial estoppel as means to prevent your consumer case from moving forward
- Practical tips to convince bankruptcy trustees, who are the owners of your client’s causes of action, to retain you to continue to pursue the lawsuit
Ed Boltz has been practicing consumer bankruptcy law since 1998. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993 and his law degree at George Washington University in 1996. Since 2006, he has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and has served as president since January 2013.
David Yen is the supervisory attorney of the bankruptcy project of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1975. After clerking for the County Court for Cape May County, New Jersey, he has worked for legal services programs representing low-income clients in New York, Alabama, and Illinois. He has been a Supervisory Attorney with LAF since 1987. He has written articles on bankruptcy and consumer topics for the Clearinghouse Review and Illinois Welfare News and is a contributing author for the Collier Bankruptcy Guide.