Class Action Claims Alleging Violations of Federal Consumer Protection

NCBA Legal Learning Webinar

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Webinars

This CLE pending webinar follows the highly lauded Parts I & II Class Action webinars and continues to examine the next procedural steps and issues that develop in the lifecycle of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action claims.

We resume by explaining the legal concepts and important elements of class action cases that creditors rights law firms must understand. Legal theory concepts covered in this Part III webinar will include:

  • Discovery
  • Pre-trial motions
  • Public relations concerns
  • Petition for Attorney’s Fees
  • Current cases and legal trends
  • Specific class action case fact patterns and rulings analysis

Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of:

  • Discovery strategy and pit falls
  • How attorney’s fees are assessed and how to challenge unreasonable attorney fees requests
  • How to interpret class action court rulings
  • Current state of class action law and trends

Listen as subject matter experts, Attorneys Mitch Williamson of Barron & Newburger, P.C. and Larry Bartel of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani breakdown these complex legal concepts. Bart Lloyd, of Nathan & Nathan will provide practical insights from a law firm/client perspective.

CLE is pending for this webinar.

CLE Information

National Creditors Bar Association is a national provider of legal educational content. NCBA’s goal is to provide its members with as many opportunities as possible to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Some NCBA webinars state that they are pending approval. If a webinar is pending approval, it means that NCBA’s education staff is awaiting confirmation of approval for CLE credit from the accrediting body of a particular state; it should be noted that individual states have different response and approval rates. NCBA expects that the course will be approved for the credit amount and type listed, but approval is not guaranteed. An attorney can still take the course at their own discretion, though.

It is not uncommon for a course which is pending approval to not be approved until after the webinar has taken place. Once an official decision notice arrives from the state, NCBA will notify attorneys who have completed the course as soon as possible via email, and will re-issue any certificates of completion to reflect the updated state reporting numbers. However, it is recommended that attorneys do not view webinars that are pending approval close to their CLE deadline, as NCBA cannot guarantee that a course will be approved in time.

National Creditors Bar Association will seek MCLE accreditation, with the assistance of the ABA MCLE, for this webinar. NCBA will seek General CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and in 50-minute states, subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. A link for CLE requests will be provided to webinar attendees who have met the attendance and engagement requirements.