Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Turn the Coming Deluge of Post-Covid Repossessions into Class Actions that Help Borrowers Recover from Those Predatory Takings

TransUnion reported in June that pandemic related unemployment has led to three million auto loans being in default/deferment. NCLC has identified just five states that have pandemic moratoriums that prohibit repossessions until existing emergency orders are lifted. Although most car lenders have suspended repossessions during the pandemic, as time wears on corporate patience wears thin, waves of repossessions will inevitably follow, and without legal help people many will end up with the short end of the stick.

Information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Coronavirus Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of fears and using the headlines surrounding the coronavirus to try to steal consumers’ money and personal information. Join us for a briefing on the latest scams and consumer issues during the pandemic. FTC staff will share information on false health claims, robocalls, stimulus check scams, debt and credit scams, and other concerns that you can share with your community and the clients you serve.

Developing an Auto Fraud Practice Part 2

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.

Fighting for Tenants—Marrying Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, and Landlord Tenant Law

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  

Defending the “Little Consumer” from Small Loan High-Interest Lawsuits

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.

Driving Claim Rates in Class Actions

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.

Student Loans

Webinars

•    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

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