The 4th National Advanced Guide to

Consumer Finance Litigation and Class Actions

Winning strategies for the latest claims

Thursday, April 07, 2005

About

Are you armed with the up-to-the-minute information and strategies you need to prevail in your next class action?

This is a critical time for financial institutions that have significant consumer business. Changes to Rule 23, the ongoing shakeup due to the addition of the FACT Act to FCRA, and Congress's recent push for uniform national lending standards have all added to the complexity of already difficult consumer litigation. With the ever-growing theories of recovery developed by plaintiffs' counsel, class action claims show no signs of diminishing.

Now more than ever, it is imperative that both corporate counsel as well as litigators for consumer lenders are equipped with the tools necessary to effectively defend an action in a class context. American Conference Institute has developed the Consumer Finance Litigation and Class Actions publication to provide the strategies and tactics you need to manage, defend, and avoid these high-risk cases. This information-packed publication will lead you through critical issues, such as:

How the new Reg. C/HMDA rules will play out in litigation
New approaches for litigating FDCPA actions
Fighting certification under the new Rule 23
Litigation strategies for class actions in Bankruptcy Courts
Class arbitrations: when to use, when to avoid

Contents & Contributors

About

Are you armed with the up-to-the-minute information and strategies you need to prevail in your next class action?

This is a critical time for financial institutions that have significant consumer business. Changes to Rule 23, the ongoing shakeup due to the addition of the FACT Act to FCRA, and Congress's recent push for uniform national lending standards have all added to the complexity of already difficult consumer litigation. With the ever-growing theories of recovery developed by plaintiffs' counsel, class action claims show no signs of diminishing.

Now more than ever, it is imperative that both corporate counsel as well as litigators for consumer lenders are equipped with the tools necessary to effectively defend an action in a class context. American Conference Institute has developed the Consumer Finance Litigation and Class Actions publication to provide the strategies and tactics you need to manage, defend, and avoid these high-risk cases. This information-packed publication will lead you through critical issues, such as:

How the new Reg. C/HMDA rules will play out in litigation
New approaches for litigating FDCPA actions
Fighting certification under the new Rule 23
Litigation strategies for class actions in Bankruptcy Courts
Class arbitrations: when to use, when to avoid

Contents & Contributors


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW HMDA DATA
Robert E. Cook, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING CREDIT CARDS
Christopher R. Lipsett, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR LITIGATING FDCPA CLAIMS
David Medine, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

INITIAL CLASS ACTION CASE MANAGEMENT - GETTING AHEAD AND STAYING AHEAD OF YOUR OPPONENT
Matthew P. McGuire, Hunton & Williams LLP

MAPPING THE NEW CLASS ACTION FRONTIER - A PRIMER ON THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT, AND AMENDED FEDERAL RULE 23
Anthony Rollo, McGlinchey Stafford LLP
Gabriel A. Crowson, McGlinchey Stafford LLP

PRIVACY PROVISIONS OF THE GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT AND RELATED PRIVACY LAWS
Jaime A. Bianchi, White & Case LLP

PRIVACY PROVISIONS OF THE GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT AND RELATED PRIVACY LAWS
Jaime A. Bianchi, White & Case LLP
Sarah Davis, White & Case LLP

RECENT EFFORTS TO USE STATE UDAP STATUTES TO EXPAND TILA CREDIT DISCLOSURE LIABILITY
Jay N. Fastow, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

DUCKS THAT QUACK BUT REFUSE TO FLY
Craig Varga, Varga Berger Ledsky Hayes & Casey

FCRA LITIGATION: 2005
Thomas M. Hefferon, Goodwin Procter LLP

AN OVERVIEW OF SELECTED LEGAL ISSUES PRESENTED BY THE AUTOMOTIVE ECOA RATE SPREAD LITIGATIONS
Peter N. Cubita, Weil, Gotchal & Manges LLP

AUTOMOBILE FINANCE AND LEASING CLASS ACTIONS
Peter Cubita, Weil Gotshal LLP
Mark Lonergan, Severson & Werson LLP

CONSUMER FINANCE CLASS ACTIONS: VARIOUS ISSUES IN CLASS ACTIONS IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
Philip Anker, Wilmer Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

2004-2005 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CLASS ACTION DECISIONS
Gary S. Caplan, Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd

COMMON VIOLATIONS OF THE BANKRUPTCY CODE AND CLASS ACTIONS IN BANKRUPTCY COURT
William H. Leech, McGlinchey Stafford LLP

CURRENT TOPICS IN 17200 CLASS ACTION LITIGATION
Anthony J. Anscombe, Sedwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP

CLASS ACTION ARBITRATION
Eric P. Tuchmann, American Arbitration Association

UNCONSCIONABILITY & CONSUMER ARBITRATION
Thomas M. Byrne, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

CONSUMER FINANCE LITIGATION AND CLASS ACTION SEMINAR
Pat Sullivan, Edwards & Angell, LLP

PRE-TRIAL AND TRIAL DEFENSE TACTICS: AN IN-HOUSE PERSPECTIVE
Debra Lee Hovatter, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

PRE-TRIAL AND TRIAL DEFNESE TACTICS
Alan H. Maclin, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

CONSUMER FINANCE LITITGATION
C. Vance Beck, Wachovia Corporation Legal Division

LITIGATING IN A PLAINTIF-FRIENDLY JURISDICTION
William Brooks, Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

PARITY ACT PREEMPTION UPHELD: NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT REVERSES APPELLATE DIVISION, REINSTATES TRIAL COURT DISMISSAL OF PREPAYMENT FEE CLASS ACTION
Leonard A. Bernstein, Reed Smith LLP
Mark Melodia, Reed Smith LLP

FDCPA SPRING 2005 CLASS ACTION UPDATE
Richard E. Gottlieb, Dykema Gossett PLLC

THE FDCPY HITS HOME WITH COLLECTION LAWYERS: INITIAL PLEADINGS ARE "COMMUNICATIONS"
Richard E. Gottlieb, Dykema Gossett Rooks Pitts PLLC
Renee L. Zipprich, Dykema Gossett Rooks Pitts PLLC

EARLY EXITS EXIT STRATEGY - PARTIAL CHECKLIST
Peter J. Brennan, Jenner & Block LLP

WHAT A BIG MASS: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE "MASS ACTION"
Mark Melodia, Reed Smith LLP



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