This webinar should be of interest to anyone interested in expanding his or her consumer protection practice by helping a growing and vulnerable population: tenants. We will explore common tenant violations, including illegal charges, dangerous conditions, illegal lock outs, and retaliatory evictions. We will also examine the laws that apply, including common law, state and local landlord tenant statutes, and applicable consumer protection laws. Finally, we will examine how to evaluate and maximize damages
Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
More and more people are having a hard time making ends meet. They are compensating for this by borrowing relatively small amounts of money from unscrupulous lenders charging high-interest rates. When the consumer defaults, these unscrupulous lenders charge exorbitant “add on” expenses when they sue to recover. The little guy needs help. If you are an attorney who practices in the area of consumer law, you probably like to help the small consumer.
• Managing Federal Student Loans in Changing Times
• How and When to Discharge Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy
• How to become a successful Student Loan Lawyer
• Presenting Winning Defenses in Private Student Loan Collections Actions
Debt collectors often run into evidentiary problems with proving applicable contracts for breach of contract claims arising from credit card debts. In 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Midland et. al and PRA to stop filing breach of contract claims unless they had proof of the cardholder agreement at the time of filing the collection action. It would appear that in order to avoid those problems, debt collectors turned to the claim of account stated.
With over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt nationwide, borrowers are seeking solutions to put an end to their high-interest private student loan debt. Consumer bankruptcy attorneys would benefit the most from this webinar, but these arguments can also be used in settlement negotiations outside of bankruptcy.
Join staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) as they discuss many of the top consumer protections and issues for members of the military and their families. FTC staff will discuss the Military Lending Act; cover FTC law enforcement actions on issues affecting veterans, servicemembers, and their families, and provide insights that advocates can use to develop their own strategies for helping military consumers. DOJ staff will discuss the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the protections it provides.
Webinar Date: October 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET
Federal student loan programs are overly complex, making it a challenge for attorneys and advocates to provide meaningful assistance to borrowers. This is made even more difficult when the programs have undergone changes or updates following legislation or litigation. This webinar will bring you up to speed on where things stand with some of the most popular and critical federal student loan programs.