Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue

Time-Barred Debt Cases under the FDCPA after Midland Funding v. Johnson (U.S. 2017)

This webinar will focus on time-barred debts and the impact of the Midland Funding v. Johnson ruling. The Supreme Court’s May 2017 decision in Midland Funding v. Johnson, 2017 WL 2039159 (U.S. May 15, 2017) put to rest questions about claims under the FDCPA for creditors’ pursuit of time-barred debt in both the bankruptcy and civil arenas.

This webinar will give bankruptcy and consumer lawyers an overview of this important decision and of what types of time-barred debt claims will have the best chance of success moving forward.

Practice Tips for Litigating Regulation X Cases

Now that HAMP has expired, it is more important than ever to utilize the provisions of Regulation X to ensure that servicers provide your clients with timely, thorough evaluations for all loss mitigation options. Regulation X has important protections in place for your clients in seeking options to save their homes. These actively litigated protections provide specific details and requirements a borrower must follow to eventually be entitled to relief if a servicer fails to comply.

Emerging Issues in NCSLT Litigation

In recent years, litigation brought by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (NCSLT) has become an epidemic. Defending these cases can be fun and rewarding. Often, consumers are faced with a lawsuit for tens of thousands of dollars on a loan they barely remember, from a trust they have never heard from. The deficiencies in the collectors’ proof have been well documented. 

Fighting Reverse Mortgages

Although recent law changes have made reverse mortgages less potentially catastrophic for seniors, these financial products remain problematic. Older adults will continue to struggle to keep their homes, especially as the baby boomer population ages. As long as reverse mortgages exist, attorneys will be needed to fight abusive practices. This webinar is geared to attorneys with an intermediate knowledge of foreclosures who are seeking to understand how to handle reverse mortgage cases.

Discovering Evidence in Credit Reporting Cases

Discovery in FCRA litigation is complex and compounded by defense counsel that feign ignorance and systematically work to maintain a veil of secrecy over their clients’ credit reporting activities. This seminar is intended to lift that veil by discussing common defense tactics aimed at frustrating your ability to conduct discovery as well as providing an overview of evidence essential to building your case. 

What You Will Learn

•  How to identify the evidence you need to win your case.

Navigating Consumer Protection Issues in Auto Buying

Have you ever had a client who was taken for a ride and lost significant money when buying a new or used car?  In this webinar, staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will discuss some of the current consumer protection issues around one of the most expensive consumer purchases.  Presenters will describe various deceptive and unfair acts and practices consumers may face when reviewing auto advertising, considering after-market or add-on products such as extended warranties or service contracts, and financing their vehicles.

Defending NCSLT Lawsuits

Lawsuits brought by a National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (NCSLT) have proliferated in the last three years. Consumer attorneys can raise multiple defenses to these lawsuits. This webinar will cover what these defenses are and how to plead them, while also discussing some of the litigation strategies that have been used to have the cases dismissed.

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