5th Annual Winning Strategies for Defending and Settling

Consumer Finance Litigation & Class Actions

Monday, September 26, 2005

About

The consumer finance litigation and class actions landscape has seen some significant changes this past year. Given the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act, the Bankruptcy Bill and the emerging theories of recovery developed by plaintiff's counsel dealing with mortgage lending and automobile financing claims, attorneys need to be armed with the most up-to-date information and strategies. Do you have the strategies to prevail in this new environment?

The American Conference Institute's 5th Annual Consumer Finance Litigation and Class Actions publication will offer expert advice from experienced consumer finance attorneys on how to successfully strategize, defend, and settle consumer finance class actions. This year's faculty provided invaluable perspectives, insights, and expertise on emerging issues affecting consumer finance class actions.

Plus, learn about:

  • A primer on the Class Action Fairness Act, and Amended Federal Rule 23
  • Increasing Scrutiny of Class Settlements
  • Latest developments concerning consumer class actions involving bankruptcies, foreclosures and defaults
  • Defending claims against furnishers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Contents & Contributors

About

The consumer finance litigation and class actions landscape has seen some significant changes this past year. Given the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act, the Bankruptcy Bill and the emerging theories of recovery developed by plaintiff's counsel dealing with mortgage lending and automobile financing claims, attorneys need to be armed with the most up-to-date information and strategies. Do you have the strategies to prevail in this new environment?

The American Conference Institute's 5th Annual Consumer Finance Litigation and Class Actions publication will offer expert advice from experienced consumer finance attorneys on how to successfully strategize, defend, and settle consumer finance class actions. This year's faculty provided invaluable perspectives, insights, and expertise on emerging issues affecting consumer finance class actions.

Plus, learn about:

  • A primer on the Class Action Fairness Act, and Amended Federal Rule 23
  • Increasing Scrutiny of Class Settlements
  • Latest developments concerning consumer class actions involving bankruptcies, foreclosures and defaults
  • Defending claims against furnishers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Contents & Contributors


NEW HOME MORTGAGE DISCLOSURE ACT PRICING DATA: THE NEXT ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION FRONT FOR LENDERS
Benjamin B. Klubes, Skadden Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom
Benjamin P. Saul, Skadden Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom

CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT PLACES MULTISTATE CLASS ACTIONS BEFORE FEDERAL COURTS
Perry A. Napolitano, Reed Smith, LLP
Robert D. Phillips, Jr., Reed Smith, 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, Associate, McGlinchey Stafford, LLP

CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT: IMPACT AND IMPLICATIONS
Joel S. Feldman, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

CLASS ACTION ARBITRATION
Eric P. Tuchmann, American Arbitration Association

ARBITRATION AND SONSUMER CLASS ACTIONS: GATEWAY ISSUES AND UNCONSCIONABILITY
Gary S. Caplan, Sachnoff & Weaver Ltd.

HOW TO DRAFT AN EFFECTIVE (AND ENFORCEABLE) CONSUMER ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
Jaime A. Bianchi, White & Case
Sarah E. Davis, White & Case

SOME DEVELOPMENTS IN CONSUMER ARBITRATION MATTERS
Christopher R. Lipsett, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP

DEVELOPMENTS IN AUTOMOBILE FINANCE AND LEASING LITIGATION
Jay N. Fastow, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

FINE TUNING YOUR APPROACH TO AUTOMOBILE LEASING AND FINANCE LITIGATION: ARE YOU PREPARED TO DEFEND THE LATEST CLAIMS?
Tracy L. Hackman, DaimlerChrysler Services North America, LLC

THE INCREASING SCRUTINY OF CLASS SETTLEMENTS
Thomas M. Hefferon, Goodwin Procter, LLP

UNIQUE THEORIES FOR REMOVING CLASS AND MULTI-PARTY ACTIONS FROM DANGEROUS STATE COURT JURISDICTIONS
Rik S. Tozzi, Starnes & Atchison LLP
Nicole M. Liechty, Starnes & Atchison LLP
Jason L. Holly, Starnes & Atchison LLP

STRATEGIES FOR ESCAPING DANGEROUS STATE COURT JURISDICTIONS
Rik S. Tozzi, Starnes & Atchison LLP
Nicole M. Liechty, Starnes & Atchison LLP

CALIFORNIA'S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW: BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTIONS 17200 - 17209
Jacqueline Jauregui, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold, LLP

DEFENDING CLAIMS AGAINST FURNISHERS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Debra Lee Hovatter, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

DIGEST OF FCRA CASES 2005 & OVERVIEW OF THE FCRA AND FACT ACT
Frank A. Hirsch, Nelson Mullins

MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF FCRA AND THE FACT ACT: PROACTIVE STRATEGIES TO AVOID LITIGATION
Bruce M. Jacobs, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

MINIMIZING THE LITIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT RISK ARISING FROM CONSUMER PRIVACY LEGISLATION
Campbell Tucker, Wachovia Corporation

MINIMIZING THE LITIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT RISK ARISING FROM CONSUMER PRIVACY LEGISLATION
Joan P. Warrington, Morrison & Foerster

MINIMIZING THE LITIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT RISK ARISING FROM CONSUMER PRIVACY LEGISLATION
Lynn A. Goldstein, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

CONSUMER FINANCE LITIGATION & CLASS ACTIONS
Eileen S. Simon, MasterCard International Incorporated

LITIGATING CONSUMER CLASS ACTIONS INVOLVING BANKRUPTCIES FORECLOSURES & DEFAULTS
Douglas A. Thompson, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

USING NON-CASH/COUPON SETTLEMENTS
Peter J. Brennan, Jenner & Block, LLP



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