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Current Trends in Consumer Law

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Date Published

February 11, 2021


Ohio Association for Justice


Consumer Law


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Join OAJ to learn the newest trends in Consumer Law with four special guest presenters. Attorney Melissa Wright, Section Chief of the Ohio Attorney General Consumer Protection Section, will present on everything from the role of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section to current hot topics in consumer law. Next, Attorney Daniel Karon will present on class actions based on consumer law violations. Dan Meyers will follow that presentation by teaching attendees about both residential construction cases and suing hospitals over billing issues. Finally, Mark Willis will focus his presentation on lemon law cases and trial preparation and tactics for residential construction cases. You will walk away with actionable knowledge you can apply to your consumer law cases right away.

Program Agenda:

Introduction (1:00 – 1:10)

Melissa Wright, Chief OAG Consumer Protection Section & Teresa Heffernan, Esq. Senior Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section  (1:10 – 2:00)

- The Role of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section

- Accessing and Researching the Public Inspection File – You’ll be an Expert User

- Current Hot Topics at the Consumer Protection Section Including COVID Based Claims

- Enforcement Actions

- Traditional Consumer Law Claims

Daniel Karon, Esq. (2:00 – 2:30)

- Class Actions Based on Consumer Law Violations

Break (2:30 – 2:45)

Dan Myers, Esq. (2:45 – 3:15)

- Residential Construction Cases – the Law: Home Construction Quagmires

- Suing Hospitals Over Billing Issues: Added leverage for your Pi or Med Mal Case.

Mark Willis, Esq. (3:15 – 4:00)

- Screening Lemon Law Cases to Make Money & Help Consumers

- Insurers Jumping Titles to Totaled Vehicles

- Trial of the Residential Construction Case – Trial Preparation & Trial Tactics

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Melissa Wright
Section Chief - Ohio Attorney General Consumer Protection Section

Melissa Wright joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2004. As an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection... Read More

Teresa Heffernan, Esq.
Senior Assistant Attorney General - Consumer Protection Section

Teresa joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2006. She handles litigation pursuant to the Consumer Sales Practices Act and... Read More

Daniel R. Karon, Esq.
Goldman Scarlato & Karon, PC

Mr. Karon is a class-action trial attorney specializing in antitrust, consumer–fraud, and wage-and-hour litigation. He began... Read More

Daniel Myers, Esq.

Attorney Daniel Myers is the founding member of Myers Law, LLC. As an attorney, Dan has successfully represented homeowners,... Read More

Mark Willis, Esq.

Since the beginning of my legal career, I have dedicated my skills to obtaining justice for injured individuals and families.... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Current Trends in Consumer Law
Current Trends in Consumer Law - Materials
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