Many consumer cases are expert driven, and the court will benefit from the industry experience that a well-qualified expert can bring. Attorneys who are just developing their practice, who are not overly familiar with the auto industry, or who have had unfavorable experiences with experts from either side would benefit from the discussion. By attending, you will gain a more complete understanding of how to effectively find and utilize the skills of an auto fraud expert.
Evaluating Damages & Resources
With the right storytelling and common law theories, you can maximize actual and punitive damages under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Use of recent trial verdicts and arbitration awards can strengthen your case as well.
Successfully prosecuting a TCPA action involves more than simply alleging that the defendant placed an unwanted call to your client’s cell phone using an auto dialer. It begins with effective identification of your target client base. Are you marketing your services efficiently, i.e., reaching the right client? Next, are you effectively vetting potential clients and claims? Does your pre-suit investigation reveal that you have a winnable case against a solvent defendant? Careful attention to every detail is especially important in today’s uncertain legal environment.
Litigation based on food marketing practices is one of the fastest growing areas of the law. From consumer protection to antitrust, hundreds of cases related to food have been filed over the past decade. Indeed, in 2015 alone, over 100 class actions related to food law were filed in the United States.
Identity theft cases under the FCRA go well beyond the reporting and disputing process. Lawyers must dig into the actual theft and strategically conduct discovery to obtain all the good, the bad, and the ugly facts to prepare for trial. This webinar will discuss what discovery tools were used in the Kim v. BMWFS trial won by Robert Brennan and Stephanie Tatar. They will also discuss what discovery was purposely NOT conducted in order to obtain the best result at trial.
The sharp and outright fraudulent business practices of many auto dealerships are well known and are the subject of much consumer litigation. And, as vehicle financing has grown, particularly for sub-prime auto loans, questions of finance company or “holder” liability have become central to auto fraud litigation.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is one of the most consumer-friendly statutes out there. And, with about one in seven consumers in the U.S. currently subject to collection by third party debt collectors, the potential harvest of FDCPA claims is plentiful. Learn the basics of the FDCPA so that you can spot potential claims and help consumers.
The goal of the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ two-part webinar series: The Profitable Consumer Law Practice: Being a Good Lawyer is Not Good Enough, is to assist attendees in strengthening their consumer law practice and maximizing its profitability. The first webinar in this series will walk attendees through the basics of choosing practice areas, practice models and business models.
Why You Should Attend
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