Combating Common Defense Themes

TransUnion v. Ramirez - Part II: What does the Supreme Court's decision mean for your FDCPA practice?

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

The Supreme Court's decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, U.S., 2021 WL 2599472 (U.S. June 25, 2021) will change the way that federal courts analyze standing. This session considers the impact of the decision on claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Familiarity with FDCPA litigation and the Ramirez decision is recommended.

TransUnion v. Ramirez - Part I: What does the Supreme Court's decision mean for your FCRA practice

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 2:00pm EDT

The Supreme Court's decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, U.S., 2021 WL 2599472 (U.S. June 25, 2021) will change the way that federal courts analyze standing. This session considers the impact of the decision on claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Familiarity with FCRA litigation is recommended.

This webinar is being sponsored by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Consumer Law Center, and Public Justice.

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