Consumer Finance Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA Claims

Continuing Guidance From Spokeo, Campbell-Ewald, Tyson Foods, Obtaining Favorable Results During Class Certification and Settlement

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will examine the class action claims alleging violations of federal consumer protection laws governing the financial services industry, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and other similar statutes and regulations. The panel will review the impact of Supreme Court decisions and discuss practical strategies and approaches for pursuing or defending claims, including navigating the thorny issues that arise regarding class certification and settlement.

Description

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).

Whether pursuing or defending consumer finance class actions, counsel must understand the applicable federal laws and be able to navigate issues of standing, statutory damages, the burden of proof, causation, and more. 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 attorneys handling consumer finance class actions.

Listen as our panel examines the class action claims alleging violations of federal consumer protection laws governing the financial services industry, including the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, and other similar statutes and regulations. The panel will review the impact of Supreme Court decisions and discuss practical strategies and approaches for pursuing or defending claims.

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Outline

  1. Recent and emerging trends and developments in consumer finance class actions
    1. FDCPA
    2. FCRA
    3. TCPA
  2. Class certification
    1. Plaintiff considerations and strategies
    2. Defense considerations and strategies
  3. Settlement
    1. Plaintiff considerations and strategies
    2. Defense considerations and strategies

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the latest trends and developments in consumer finance class action claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA?
  • What impact has the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in Spokeo, Campbell-Ewald, and Tyson Foods had on consumer finance class actions?
  • How have the lower courts applied Wal-Mart during class certification in consumer finance class actions?
  • How have plaintiff attorneys attempted to distinguish Wal-Mart?
  • What are the strategic benefits of settling with a class representative, and how are offers of judgment being used in settlements?

Faculty

Francis, James
James A. Francis

Co-Founder
Francis Mailman Soumilas

Since 1998, Mr. Francis has focused his practice in consumer protection litigation, with a particular concentration in...  |  Read More

Maurice, Donald
Donald Maurice

Principal
Maurice Wutscher

In over 25 years of practice, Mr. Maurice has successfully litigated for the financial services industry in both state...  |  Read More

Yenouskas, Joseph
Joseph F. Yenouskas

Partner
Goodwin Procter

Mr. Yenouskas, a Partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Group, focuses on general...  |  Read More

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