Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Join us to hear about some of the scams and consumer issues that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been seeing with student loan debt relief. FTC staff will discuss several recent cases brought against student loan debt relief operations that the FTC alleged violated the law with their deceptive practices.
Consumer lawyers routinely review loans, including auto loans, payday loans, tax loans, and pawn loans. All of this paper is an opportunity: experience teaches that many loans violate the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). TILA claims can take many forms and serve many purposes, from creating powerful counterclaims in individual debt collection cases, to forming the basis for class actions. This webinar will provide hands-on tools for identifying and litigating TILA closed-end credit cases.
Compliance with many consumer rights protected by federal law can be a condition of receiving federal funding. When funding recipients systematically violate such conditions and take federal funds anyway, not only do they hurt consumers, but sometimes they also defraud the government.
Nearly fifty percent of Americans have been victims of credit card fraud in the past five years. The fallout from fraudulent charges can extend beyond the simple hassle of being placed on a “brief hold” when calling the card issuer into taking the time, creditworthiness, and sanity away from even the most sophisticated consumer. Fortunately, we have the tools to combat this, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), and Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA).
This webinar will cover the three different types of FDCPA claims that may intersect with a bankruptcy case: pre-petition claims, post-petition claims arising directly out of the bankruptcy case, and post-petition claims arising outside of the bankruptcy. We'll review the impact of Midland v Johnson on each of these types of claims. We'll also review best practices for protecting pre-petition claims in a Chapter 7 case, and introductory steps for initiating an adversary proceeding.
If you never (or rarely ever) file stand-alone 1681e(b) claims (or you don't know what an e(b) claim is), you should definitely attend this webinar!
- Basic Concepts of the Electronic Funds Transfers Act
- Civil RICO for Consumer Lawyers
- Nuts and Bolts: Integrating Food Law Into Your Practice
- Introduction to Food Law and Hot Topics
Why These Videos Are Helpful
Are you interested in expanding your consumer practice to new cases? Do you take FDCPA cases and want to learn how to use the Electronic Funds Transfers Act (EFTA) to bring additional claims for your clients?