Jonathan L. Pompan
, co-chair of the Consumer Financial Services practice, will present “Legal Education: Decisions From on High: A Review of Recent Appellate Decisions Affecting the Collection Industry” at the ACA International 2020 Virtual Convention on July 16. The past few U.S. Supreme Court terms have included several cases implicating the collection industry. From the industry victories in Henson and Midland Funding to the Court's most recent decisions in Obduskey and Home Depot, and the pending decision in Rotkiske regarding nationwide application of the discovery rule, the Court's decisions continue to affect the industry's day-to-day business and guide their litigation posture. In this session, two of the attorneys from the front lines will examine how the earlier of these decisions have been treated by the lower courts, how the most recent decisions are likely to be applied, and the unresolved differences among the federal circuits. You will learn the limits of what you can do under these decisions (and in certain jurisdictions), how consumer attorneys have adapted their strategies, and the arguments collectors can make when faced with lawsuits over their conduct.