Creditors Rights and Consumer Finance Class Actions: Part I
Legal Learning Webinar
This CLE pending webinar will examine the class action claims alleging violations of federal consumer protection laws governing the financial services industry.
Consumer finance class action filings continue to allege violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
In order to minimize the risk of being named as a defendant, creditors rights law firms must understand the applicable federal laws and legal issues that are elements of class actions. Listen as subject matter experts, Attorneys Mitch Williamson, of Barron & Newburger, P.C. and Larry Bartel of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani examine important legal concepts including issues of standing, statutory damages, the burden of proof, causation, settlements and business considerations that come into play when defending a claim. The U.S. Supreme Court's rulings in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins et al., Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, and Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphakeo continue to provide useful guidance for the creditors rights practitioner. Bart Lloyd, of Nathan & Nathan will provide insights from a law firm/client perspective.
CLE is pending for this webinar.
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