Frank Hirsh served as co-chair and presented, "A Focus on Class Actions: What Lenders, Servicers and Their Counsel Need to Know to Prevail Against the Latest Residential Mortgage Claims," at this conference sponsored by American Conference Institute (ACI) . The following topics were covered during Frank's presentation.
- Setting aside class action waiver clauses in arbitration agreements
- Development in subprime class actions
- Potential viability of class action claims against lenders for reducing home equity lines of credit (HELOC) in the face of falling housing prices
- When can a bank freeze off equity lines of credit without re-appraising property?
- What is sufficient notice to borrowers of a reduction in the HELOC line?
- What is a reasonable appeal process for borrowers?
- Class actions arising out of HAMP
- Examining recent class certification decisions
- What is the impact of recent circuit clarifications on Rule 23 standards?
- Which recent rulings on class issues are most helpful?
- CAFA update
- Recent issues in class notice and settlement structures
- Products on the hot seat
- Defending against a claim of fraud in a class action
- Removal to federal court under CAFTA
- Compelling Arbitration
- What's around the bend?
October 18-19, 2010
The Adolphus / Dallas, TX