Understanding Credit Card Law

  • June 21, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Lorain County Justice Center, Jury Assembly Room, Elyria, Ohio


Registration is closed


Understanding Credit Card Law

Magistrate Richard Schwartz,
Elyria Municipal Court

Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

1.50 General CLE Hour

Credit cards are just another aspect of our world obsessed with “convenience,” allowing us to have instant money on credit. Ohio credit card case law suggests that credit card companies and purchasers of credit card debt have persuaded some courts to allow them a degree of “convenience” in preparing and prosecuting their claims by procedural and evidentiary shortcuts that other plaintiffs might not be allowed. This course is intended to demystify credit card law. At its heart, a credit card collection case is little different from an ordinary contract claim or an action on an account. Though federal law controls the framework of these transactions, common law and equitable principles still apply in court as do the rules of procedure and evidence. We will discuss the law and rules that would apply in similar cases and the apparent movement in the courts to accord these plaintiffs liberties which, if not curtailed, perhaps should be extended across all civil litigation. This course may be useful to anyone who must analyze, prosecute or defend collection cases, whether or not involving credit cards.

COST:    LCBA Member    $60.00*
             Non-Member     $75.00*

*This total includes the $5 surcharge for credit card payments.

Lorain County Justice Center
Jury Assembly Room
225 Court Street, 1st Floor
Elyria, OH 44035

Mail Registrations to:   
627 W Broad Street
Elyria, OH 44035                   

Call for Credit Cards:    440-323-8416

Cancellation Policy:  Individuals canceling up to 48 hours prior to the date of the seminar will be issued a credit for attending a future seminar.  Those not attending or those leaving early will receive the course materials in full consideration of the seminar fee paid.