The used automobile sales industry is well known for its consumer protection abuses. However, because used car consumer cases often do not involve financially stable dealerships or claims against manufacturers, many consumer attorneys shy away from them. If you pick the right cases, you can build a viable auto fraud practice dealing with used car cases. This introductory presentation is geared to consumer attorneys who have incorporated or are considering incorporating used auto claims into their practice.
What You Will Learn
• How to spot cost effective claims with good intake and simple research
• How to handle the lender while the case is pending against the dealer
• How to determine which dealers are more likely to settle quickly and more likely to pay
• How to deal with arbitration clauses
Sebastian Korth is a consumer rights litigator specializing in automobile law and debtor’s rights in Massachusetts. Before starting his own practice in 2012, he worked with the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and clerked for the Massachusetts Superior Court. His accomplishments include winning a $275,000 class action settlement against a sub-prime auto lender in partnership with the National Consumer Law Center and also winning the first-ever ruling that Massachusetts used card dealer bond statute requires coverage for court awarded attorneys’ fees.