Benjamin Franklin is known for saying “Creditors have better memories than debtors,” and we are sure he would have something pithy to say about the Class Action Fairness Act at the 6th National Advanced Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation this September in New York City.

Reputed to be a very fun guy at parties, we would love nothing better than to bring Franklin back from the Great Beyond to share his fiscal wit and wisdom before taking off for the after-hours club scene.

Instead, we’ll offer the next best thing: our own CAFA Law Blog Editor H. Hunter Twiford III, a featured speaker at the seminar, subtitled “Winning Strategies for Preventing and Defending Claims.” So think hard about spending September 27 and 28 in New York City to load up on information you can use. 

Hunter will team up with McGlinchey Stafford’s Raymond A. Chenault to present “Class Action Fairness Act: Using Evolving Interpretations to Your Advantage.” Among other things, they will share their insights on CAFA’s effect so far on consumer finance class actions, whether CAFA is triggered in cases that have been amended, and whether CAFA is affecting the actual number of cases filed.

That’s only one slice of the pie. These two days are packed with sessions on government investigations, consumer finance arbitration, pre-trial and trial defense tactics, settlement and exit strategies, bankruptcy issues, discovery issues, and more.

Sponsored by the American Conference Institute, speakers include counsel from major players in the consumer finance world. You’ll hear from those on the bench, including the Hon. Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer and the Hon. Ira B. Warhsawsky, Supreme Court Judge with the 10th Judicial Circuit in Mineola, New York.

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