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Rebecca Saelao and Megan Kelly from Severson’s San Francisco office and Scott Hyman and Rochelle Smith from Severson’s Orange County office attended the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee’s Winter Conference from January 6-9, 2018 in Park City, Utah. On January 7th, the Committee honored the passing of the Firm’s founder, James Werson, in 2017. Orange County Member-in-Charge, Scott… Read More

In this Article, Severson partners Rebecca Saelao and Scott Hyman discuss the effect of a class action plaintiff’s dismissal of claims or damages at the instruction of class counsel in order to conform their individual claim to the claims of the putative class and, purportedly, to better their chances for class certification. 2017 Claim Trimming Article Read More

Some design-professionals regularly secure limitations of liability to their own great benefit as well as that of their insurers. Some despair that it is impossible and almost never try to establish any limits or boundaries. The very good news is that limitations of liability are real and valuable. More importantly, there are many roads to limiting liability beyond a generic… Read More

On November 3, 2017, Scott Hyman participated on a panel with a number of other distinguished lawyers from industry and the consumer bar about current class action and regulatory developments in Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation. Mr. Hyman is a member of the Governing Committee for the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and the TCPA panel is part of the… Read More

On October 13, 2017, Severson attorneys Scott Hyman, Kristin Walker-Probst, and David Berkley spoke at the California Financial Services Association’s 77th Annual Conference in Palm Springs on Current Developments in Automobile Finance. Privileged to have presented to CFSA annually for over 10 years, Severson attorneys offered hands-on insight into compliance, regulatory, and litigation issues currently facing automobile finance lenders doing… Read More

In October, Austin Kenney and Alisa Givental presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors, a national trade association of major retail automobile lessors. Mr. Kenney and Ms. Givental addressed preventative risk management solutions and responsive litigation strategies for claims and lawsuits arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and corollary state laws. The… Read More

Within hours of Equifax’ announcement of its catastrophic data breach, Severson’s Cyberteam had developed a briefing for U.S. clients, including a summary of applicable laws, pending and likely litigation and appellate issues arising from breaches, and best practices for the first 48 hours after a breach. (Contact the Firm for materials and follow-up). This included a dial-in briefing for over… Read More

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