Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Fighting Unauthorized Billing and Charges on Consumer Accounts

Join this webinar to get practical information to help clients who have experienced unauthorized charges on their credit card, debit card, or bank accounts as well as their telephone bills or app store accounts. The FTC has sued operators of a variety of schemes that defrauded consumers with unauthorized charges and will share information about the current hot scams.

Intersection between FCRA, Chapter 7, Mortgages, and Loan Modification

All attorneys working on mortgage related issues for post-bankruptcy clients need to know how the bankruptcy schedules, the statement of intent, and other matters in the bankruptcy process impact the rights of the Debtor post-discharge.  Furthermore, attorneys working on discharge cases need to understand the relationship between the bankruptcy filing and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).   

This webinar is geared to an intermediate and advanced level audience, who already have a basic knowledge of bankruptcy and FCRA.

How the New Rule 23 Amendments Will Impact Your Class Action Practice

If you are a consumer lawyer whose practice includes litigating class actions or you think you might someday wish to litigate a class action, now is the time to stay abreast of proposed changes to the rule governing class actions in federal court. Proposed amendments to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved for public comment by the Civil Rules Committee.

Litigating Individual and Class Actions under the TCPA: From Advertisement to Settlement

Successfully prosecuting a TCPA action involves more than simply alleging that the defendant placed an unwanted call to your client’s cell phone using an auto dialer. It begins with effective identification of your target client base. Are you marketing your services efficiently, i.e., reaching the right client? Next, are you effectively vetting potential clients and claims? Does your pre-suit investigation reveal that you have a winnable case against a solvent defendant? Careful attention to every detail is especially important in today’s uncertain legal environment.

Civil RICO for Consumer Lawyers

Recent decisions are challenging the old rap that there’s little room for consumer advocates to press RICO claims. If the facts are right, it can be the perfect tool to target companies that knowingly support and enable wrongful behavior. We will walk you through the elements of a Civil RICO claim and provide practical examples of when it is—and is not—the proper claim to assert.   

Turning Debt Defense Cases into a Consumer Practice

As advocates representing consumer collection defendants, we have all heard about how to use the FDCPA to turn the tables on debt buyers. But do you know how to turn the tables on other types of collection plaintiffs using other weapons in the consumer arsenal? An auto loan deficiency case, for example, can present a variety of potentially lucrative counterclaims for a consumer defendant. 

What does the Spokeo Decision Mean for Consumer Lawyers?

On May 16th, the Supreme Court issued a 6-2 decision vacating the 9th Circuit’s decision in the closely watched Robins, Inc. v. Spokeo case.  The High Court did not reverse but remanded the case to the Ninth Circuit for it to address the concreteness element of Article III injury.  The Court declined to rule on whether Robins in fact possessed standing but acknowledged that there are some circumstances when the mere violation of a statutory procedural right can be sufficient to confer injury-in-fact. What type of harm or injury is required?

Exposing a Deadly Cover-up: The GM Ignition Switch Defect and How GM Almost Got Away with It

If you are interested in improving your pre-trial investigation and trial skills who better to learn from than Lance Cooper, a master practitioner, who uncovered one of the largest automotive defect scandal in history. By the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to make your cases stronger by deploying some of the tactics and strategies Mr. Cooper used, such as analyzing discovery, exploring key documents and videos of crucial depositions, making the best use of case turning points, and bringing in expert witnesses to strengthen the case. 

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