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Jason Tompkins focuses on consumer litigation defense of individual and class action lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels. Acting as regional and national counsel for several clients, Jason has been lead counsel on over 200 individual cases and more than a dozen class actions in numerous jurisdictions. He has handled appeals in five federal circuits and recently created a circuit split that culminated in review by the United States Supreme Court.

The prospect of attorneys’ fees is often a major factor in strategy and, in particular, settlement.  Defendants sometimes pay more up front just to avoid “running up” plaintiff’s counsel’s fees.  On the flip side, some plaintiff’s counsel may continue to work a low-value case rather than settling, knowing that they may be awarded all of

Two weeks ago, we attended the ACA International Annual Convention in Nashville.  One of the more interesting discussions focused on compliance lessons creditors and debt collectors can take away from recent court decisions.

Some of them were easy. For example, in Armata v. Target Corp., 2018 WL 3097094 (Mass. Sup. Ct. June 25, 2018),

In a recent opinion, the Ninth Circuit held a plaintiff lacked Article III standing under Spokeo for her complaint on behalf of herself and a putative class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) against the National Park Service (the “NPS”). In Daniel v. National Park Service, No. 16-35689 (9th Cir.