An Introduction to Consumer Law 2019

Product ID: CM2878
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Looking out for the little guy

Duped. Hoodwinked. They pulled a fast one on you. Whatever you call it, no one wants to be the victim of deceptive selling practices. Stand ready to help your clients receive fair and above-board treatment in their retail transactions.

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Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Looking out for the little guy

Duped. Hoodwinked. They pulled a fast one on you. Whatever you call it, no one wants to be the victim of deceptive selling practices. Stand ready to help your clients receive fair and above-board treatment in their retail transactions.

Read More ↓

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Program Chair and Speaker:

Briane F. Pagel, Jr.
Lawton & Cates S.C.
Madison

Speakers:

Joshua D. Christianson
Christianson & Freund, LLC
Eau Claire

Mike R. Godbe
Hawks Quindel S.C.
Madison

Mark Hinkston
Knuteson, Hinkston & Quinn S.C.
Racine

Zachary J. Kluck
Zerbst & Kluck S.C.
Madison

Michael C. Lueder
Hansen Reynolds LLC
Milwaukee

Terrence M. Polich
Lawton & Cates S.C.
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Turning a Shield into a Sword: Using consumer protection laws to represent debtors in lawsuits against creditors and debt collectors

  • Types of claims you can bring
  • Damages available
  • Potential parties
  • Statutes of limitation
  • Litigating fee issues

Michael C. Lueder

9:20 a.m. : Turning That Sword Back into a Shield: Defending post-judgment collection efforts

  • Lien claims
  • Garnishments
  • “Prevailing party” and fee awards
  • Recognizing when you should defend and when you should file a new suit

Joshua D. Christianson

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : SCR 20:1.5 & Fee-Shifting Statutes: What is a “reasonable” fee in consumer protection law?

Briane F. Pagel, Jr.

11:15 a.m. : Recognizing claims involving cars and homes

  • Foreclosure defense, lender and mortgage servicer liability under RESPA, chapter 224, and common law
  • Section 100.20 disputes: home improvement, vehicle repairs, and landlord-tenant issues

Zachary J. Kluck, Mark Hinkston

11:55 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Panel Discussion

  • Fee arrangements & getting paid
  • Areas of law it is helpful to be conversant in
  • Dealing with judges that aren’t familiar with the law
  • Forum selection: Federal or state or both

All faculty

2:00 p.m. : Caveat Vanditor: Auto dealer liability arising from the sale of new or used cars

  • Used and New under 218/100.18
  • Lemon Law

Terrence M. Polich

2:50 p.m. : Break

3:05 p.m. : Auto Repossessions in Wisconsin

  • The Wisconsin Consumer Act’s notice requirements
  • Right to redeem vehicle
  • Breach of the peace
  • Other complimentary claims to bring under the WCA for wrongful repossession

Mike R. Godbe

3:55 p.m. : In Review – Test Your Knowledge

Briane F. Pagel, Jr.

4:25 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Discover practical information, resources, and tips for working with consumer claims
  • Learn how to use consumer protection laws to represent debtors
  • Recognize claims involving automobiles and homes
  • Understand new and used auto dealer liability as well as lemon laws
  • Examine Wisconsin auto repossessions
  • Consumer protection attorneys
  • Creditor/debtor lawyers
  • Civil litigators
  • Business lawyers
  • BICR (Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditors' Rights) attorneys
  • General practitioners
  • Established attorneys new to consumer law
  • New attorneys seeking to establish a consumer law practice
  • Experienced attorneys who want a refresher in consumer law

YLD Discount!

Young Lawyers Division members receive a $20 discount on tuition. Discount applied automatically upon log-in.


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