Besides purchasing a home, buying a car is the biggest consumer purchase that most individuals will make in their lifetime. Today, there are there are more than 260 million registered vehicles in the United States alone. This number is only growing. The automotive industry is ripe with fraud and pitfalls for unwary consumers. Fortunately, there are several federal and state statutes that serve as tools for consumer attorneys to help rectify the wrongs in the industry and advocate for their consumers.
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case
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
NACA’s new Spring Training will take place April 30–May 2 in Tampa, FL. It will combine the intimacy of a subject matter-focused conference with the networking and resource opportunities of a large conference. There will be opportunities to learn and to participate in facilitated networking opportunities before and during the Spring Training to help build your relationships with and grow your network of fellow consumer attorneys.
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.
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their allies, consumer class actions deliver miniscule percentages of funds to class members. While the U.S. Chamber and its allies often engage in pencil engineering and fuzzy math, we need to be better at returning money to class members.
There are multiple reasons why consumer class action claim and fund distributions rates are typically low. Some are about barriers to participation. Some are more about human cognition. The good news is that class counsel can impact this process and improve outcomes.
• 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