The Litigator's Advanced Guide to

Consumer Finance Class Actions

Practical Defense Strategies - Strategic Preventive Measures

Monday, September 29, 2003

About

Class action litigation in consumer finance has continued to proliferate across the country. . .

Armed with the expansion of potential liability based on ever-changing federal and state regulations and successful new theories of recovery, plaintiffs' counsel have become more and more aggressive in pursuing class-based claims against all types of consumer lenders. At the same time, courts have become more sympathetic to plaintiffs' claims.

The costs of defending an action in a class context, not to mention an award of damages, can have a significant impact on your company's bottom line. To avoid becoming the next casualty of the steamrolling plaintiffs' movement, corporate counsel and litigators for consumer finance companies need a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the latest strategies for avoiding liability and successfully defending these claims.

American Conference Institute developed The Litigator's Advanced Guide to Consumer Finance Class Actions specifically to provide the strategies and tools you need to avoid and manage these high-risk cases. This program brought together expert litigators and experienced in-house counsel to give practical advice on how to handle class actions against banks, mortgage lenders, credit issuers and other consumer finance institutions.

The conference spotlighted jurisdictional strategies, gave tools to stop class actions before they get started and provided practical guidance on litigating and settling the range of class actions against consumer lenders. More specifically, you will learn about:

  • Minimizing the impact of recent class action decisions against consumer lenders
  • Thwarting class actions before they have a chance to get started
  • Winning techniques for litigating under California's Section 17200
  • How the proper use of an arbitration clause can limit your class action exposure
  • Ways to avoid class certification in a post-Culpepper environment
  • Lessons learned from the most recent class action decisions addressing TILA and state unfair and deceptive practices acts
  • The perils of class actions in bankruptcy court and steps you can take to deflect them
  • Settlement agreements that prevent future class litigation

Another key feature of this exceptional forum was a panel of active judges from state and federal courts who commented on factors that go into their decision-making when deciding on class action issues. Where else will you have the opportunity to get a view of class actions in the consumer lending arena from behind the bench?

This is the only national program to focus on the needs of consumer lenders facing the significant threat of class litigation. Don't miss your chance to get the practical solutions you need to deal with the myriad challenges in this area.

Contents & Contributors

About

Class action litigation in consumer finance has continued to proliferate across the country. . .

Armed with the expansion of potential liability based on ever-changing federal and state regulations and successful new theories of recovery, plaintiffs' counsel have become more and more aggressive in pursuing class-based claims against all types of consumer lenders. At the same time, courts have become more sympathetic to plaintiffs' claims.

The costs of defending an action in a class context, not to mention an award of damages, can have a significant impact on your company's bottom line. To avoid becoming the next casualty of the steamrolling plaintiffs' movement, corporate counsel and litigators for consumer finance companies need a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the latest strategies for avoiding liability and successfully defending these claims.

American Conference Institute developed The Litigator's Advanced Guide to Consumer Finance Class Actions specifically to provide the strategies and tools you need to avoid and manage these high-risk cases. This program brought together expert litigators and experienced in-house counsel to give practical advice on how to handle class actions against banks, mortgage lenders, credit issuers and other consumer finance institutions.

The conference spotlighted jurisdictional strategies, gave tools to stop class actions before they get started and provided practical guidance on litigating and settling the range of class actions against consumer lenders. More specifically, you will learn about:

  • Minimizing the impact of recent class action decisions against consumer lenders
  • Thwarting class actions before they have a chance to get started
  • Winning techniques for litigating under California's Section 17200
  • How the proper use of an arbitration clause can limit your class action exposure
  • Ways to avoid class certification in a post-Culpepper environment
  • Lessons learned from the most recent class action decisions addressing TILA and state unfair and deceptive practices acts
  • The perils of class actions in bankruptcy court and steps you can take to deflect them
  • Settlement agreements that prevent future class litigation

Another key feature of this exceptional forum was a panel of active judges from state and federal courts who commented on factors that go into their decision-making when deciding on class action issues. Where else will you have the opportunity to get a view of class actions in the consumer lending arena from behind the bench?

This is the only national program to focus on the needs of consumer lenders facing the significant threat of class litigation. Don't miss your chance to get the practical solutions you need to deal with the myriad challenges in this area.

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