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Mortgage Litigation Insights From the Plaintiff’s Bar and Consumer Advocates

Location: Dallas Marriott City Center, Dallas, TX
Date: September 18, 2015

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Matt Stromquist moderates a panel of leading plaintiff attorneys and consumer advocates on litigation trends and current claims, discussing where cases are headed in the coming months.  The panel will provide key insights into the types of actions plaintiffs’ counsel are focusing on and how the financial services industry can prepare for and respond to new and innovative claims, as well as how consumer advocates view the current consumer finance landscape.

Event Highlights:
The American Conference Institute has assembled an unparalleled faculty of federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials, senior in-house counsel, renowned federal and state judges, and leading outside counsel to provide attendees with expert advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates on:

  • CFPB enhanced oversight and heightened scrutiny of the industry: recent enforcement actions, preparing for investigations and examinations and looking ahead to rulemaking updates
  • Expanded use of Dodd-Frank UDAAP provisions: enforcement and examination by CFPB and State AGs
  • Fair Lending: ramped up DOJ and CFPB enforcement and the “Disparate Impact” theory of discrimination as a litigation game changer
  • Residential Mortgages: RESPA qualified written request claims, allegations arising under Reg X and Reg Z amendments, TILA rescission, and more
  • Recent mass action developments and emerging trends in class action claims theories
  • A focus on class action settlements: guidance in dealing with the approval process and strategies to achieve a successful outcome
  • CFPB interest and potential crackdown on consumer arbitration agreements/clauses and class action arbitration waivers in the consumer context
  • The borrower’s perspective: insights from the plaintiffs’ bar and consumer advocates
  • Claims and defenses involving background check, credit dispute investigation, and debt collection litigation under the FCRA and FDCPA
  • TCPA: what you need to know about the industry’s most active statute, FCC involvement, recent settlements and strategies for defeating TCPA litigation
  • SCRA: 6% interest rate cap on obligations, protections against default judgments, auto repossessions, and foreclosures, recent case law updates and overview of government enforcement actions
  • Student loans and auto loans: rise in enforcement and litigation by the CFPB
  • The latest on enhanced government scrutiny over payday loans/deposit advance loans and efforts to stop fraud by cutting off access to bank payment-processing services

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